Easiest Ukulele Songs to Learn with Kids


Ukuleles are a popular choice of instrument for beginners since they are lightweight and easy to learn. Due to their size and soft strings, they are especially good for children, which is why we love using them in our award-winning music Holiday Camps! With just four chords, children can learn a huge array of songs, allowing them to quickly develop their musicality and confidence. Read on to see five of the easiest ukulele songs to learn with your child using just four chords

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Four Chords : C major, G major, F major, A minor

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Chords you will need: C major, G major, F major

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is super simple to learn due to it only needing three chords. Since it is a lullaby, the song lends itself to being played slowly, making it ideal for children. 

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Stand By Me – Ben E Kin

Chords you will need: C major, A minor, F major, G major 

Stand By Me is a great song for first-time players as it uses the same chord pattern of C - Am - F - G throughout. It has lovely lyrics, and is pefect for grown-ups to play with their little ones!

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz

Chords you will need: C major, F major, G major, A minor

This classic ballad is originally from the movie-musical The Wizard of Oz, and works well as a simple ukulele song. Since it’s such a well-known tune, it makes it a great one to sing along with!

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Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Chords you will need: C major, G major, A minor, F major

This popular 80s song is a great choice for ukulele since the chord patterns repeat a lot within the song. It is upbeat and fun to play, making it a good choice for beginners who are feeling a bit more confident with the four chords. 

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Riptide – Vance Joy

Chords you will need:  A minor, F major, G major, C major 

Riptide is a great song to develop your child’s ability to change chords as it is more fast paced than the other songs in our list. However, it still uses C, Am, F and G, making it a good option to build up to after becoming confident with some of the slower songs!

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We hope this guide helped, and if you’re looking for summer camps or holiday clubs that offer ukulele lessons for children, be sure to check out The Strings Club Holiday Camps in your local area! Our unforgettable Holiday Camps are guaranteed to keep your child engaged right up until pick up time by providing them with a wide range of interactive workshops and music sessions. 

You can book from just one day to the full experience, and there are lots of ways to save on our Holiday Camps, including 10% off for first time bookers, childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and a sibling discount.