French Songs

French Songs for Kids

Traditional French songs and nursery rhymes recorded by A Green Mouse for young English children with lots of repetition, actions and English translations to help them join in and sing along.
Friendly pre-school and primary French listening and oral practice, available on  SpotifyApple Music, and  Youtube.

Each song below has its own page link with an English translation, more information, and a video clip to follow and sing along to.


–    Let’s go for a walk in the woods!
This French children’s song is very similar to ‘What’s the time, Mr Wolf’ but the children ask the wolf what he is doing:
Que fais-tu?

Promenons-nous dans les bois

Who is the dog in the video? Click here to find out:
Je m’appelle Billy

2.  Une Souris Verte

–    A Green Mouse
Classic song about a green mouse being caught by the tail:
Une souris verte

3.  Meunier, tu dors!

–    Miller, you are sleeping!

French lullaby about a miller not looking after his windmill.  If it turns too fast, sparks could fly:
Meunier tu dors

4.  Il était un petit navire

–    There was once a little boat
Introduction to a gentle, 16th Century French song for children:
Il était un petit navire

5.  Il Court le Furet

–    The ferret runs

French children like to sing this song during games such as ‘Pass the Parcel’:  Click here for more information, including instructions for the traditional French games which use ‘Le Furet’:
Il court le furet

6.  MON ÂNE     My donkey

The first verse of a French song about a donkey not feeling well.
The donkey has a headache:
Mon âne

Click here to meet more characters who aren’t feeling well and learn how to tell a doctor what’s wrong with you:
At the Doctor’s in French


Enjoy this lemur trying to join in with the actions for this simple French counting rhyme:
Pomme de Reinette

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