Easy 1, 2, and 3 Chord Songs for Children

As someone who does adapted lessons and also taught ukulele classes before everything switched online, I have done my fair share of googling to find the best 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to teach my classes. Since everyone on the internet has helped me so much, I thought I would spread the wealth and share some of my favorite 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to teach children.  

One Chord Songs

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat – traditional
  • Are You Sleeping – traditional 

Two Chord Songs

  • The More We Get Together by Raffi
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – Traditional
  • Shoo Fly – traditional
  • How Much is that Doggy in the Window – traditional
  • This Old Man – traditional
  • Michael Finnegan – traditional 
  • Baby Shark by Pinkfong!

Three Chord Songs

  • In the Jungle from The Lion King
  • You Are My Sunshine – traditional
  • On Top of Spaghetti – traditional
  • Lava from a Pixar Short: Lava
  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley


Did you know that Harmony Garden is offering a few home school classes in the Fall? One of these classes includes both an in-person and an online ukulele class for children ages 7-12! Click here to learn more about these classes and to see our other Home School Class options.