7 Alphabet Animal Songs

I tried to make it easy for everyone by creating one PDF document for all 7 of these songs. But for some reason, no matter how I tried, the links were not correct. So I am starting all over with new links. If this doesn’t work, I will have to come up with another cunning plan. 🙂

You have permission to use these with your students. They may not be sold, the files may not be shared, and they may not be posted on other websites. You are welcome to share a link back to this page. Hot linking the PDF is not allowed. The music, lyrics, and art are my original creations.

When I first published these songs in 2013, each one was a separate blog post. I discussed the creative process in writing them and how very, very difficult it is writing a song with just one or two notes. That is why I composed duets for each one.  They make the music a lot more interesting for student and teacher.

I think students do better at reading in the long run if they learn from the very beginning that middle C is not always going to be a thumb. I know not everyone agrees with this, so please feel free to put whatever finger numbers suit your fancy. In some of the songs, I left the fingering off so that you can do just that.

These pieces are supposed to be like nursery rhymes. The lyrics help with the rhythm and make the songs more fun. Please encourage your students to sing or at least chant along!

Below are links (hopefully!) t0 the original blog posts for each individual song. I had so much fun writing these songs and using them with my youngest students. That is why I enjoy sharing them with you. Do your students have a favorite? I would love to know which one! Even better, I would love to see a video of your student singing and playing!

Alligator, Alligator, All You Play is A

B is for the Baseball Bear

Pat the Cat’s Patting Song

E is for Elephant

The Doughnut Mystery: It’s D Day

Frogs Wearing Flip Flops

G Is For Giraffe






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8 thoughts to “Animal Alphabet Songs

  • Esther

    I love these Susan and so do all my students! They especially like the Doughnut Mystery. Thank you!

  • JY VanderMeer

    Hi Susan,

    I was referred to your website after posting a question on the piano pedagogy group on Facebook. I am THRILLED to find what you have! Your creativity is amazing, and I’m extremely thankful that you share these resources with other teachers. Thank you for what you do!

  • Marilynn Seits

    Susan: I LOVE your Animal Alphabet songs and have printed them out one at a time successfully. My students of all ages love your songs and especially your games. The first thing they ask when they come for a lesson is : “Did you bring any games from Susan?”….Thanks so much for what you do.

    • Susan Paradis

      Marilynn, thank you so much for the feedback and I’m thrilled your students like them!

  • Carol

    LOVE these animal alphabet songs! THANKS!

    • Susan Paradis

      Thank you, Carol. I honestly tried to come up with a German version for the B, but I had no luck.

  • Mary Vandersteen

    I love using “Hey diddle, diddle, D’s in the Middle – C’s on the bottom and E’s on the top. The we have the three black key house – we go in theFront door and inside live 2 little girls Amy and GIna – then go out the Back door. So easy.

    • Susan Paradis

      Great ideas, Mary! Thanks for sharing.


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