10 alternative songs for children to wash their hands to

April 1, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

Teaching toddlers about hygiene is hard enough but when you’re thrown into a global pandemic whereby the importance of hand washing becomes even greater it becomes an ever bigger strain. We recently shared our advice on how to teach toddlers the importance of hand washing at this time, but the feedback we have been getting is that there was still one thing on your mind… The Happy Birthday Song. Whether you’re sick of singing that damn song twice or your little angel has been innocently crying every time you wash his hands at the absence of cakes or gifts, then we have found 10 alternative songs to wash you hands to.


The official guidelines on hand washing is that we should wash our hands for 20 seconds. Each of the popular songs, verses and choruses we have selected are roughly 20 seconds long, give or take the odd second. So whether your little one loves nursery rhymes or you have a Pixar fanatic on your hands, we have a song they will know and enjoy singing at the basin.

Nursery Rhymes

For the littlest of children nursery rhymes will be the songs they know best, so we have found a selection of your favourite nursery rhyme versus to sing along to while washing their hands.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat


One, Two, Three, Four, Five


Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, Dickory Dock, hand Washing

The Alphabet Song

The Alphabet Song Hand Washing

Movies and TV Shows

As your little one grows and develops they’ll start to fall in love with particular tunes from their favourite TV shows and movies, for mini movie buffs discover our selection of fun songs to sing while washing their hands.

Let it Go – Frozen


You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story


Theme Tune to The Mickey Mouse Club House


Theme Tune to Bob The Builder


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins


Theme Tune to Pj Masks


Let us know on social media what songs you’re washing your hands to!