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7 fun Spanish nursery rhymes and lyrics for preschoolers

Why do children love nursery rhymes and fun lyrics that they can easily remember to sing to? Perhaps, one reason is that they are fun to memorize. But one of the main reasons is that it is fun to say silly rhymes. Many of the nursery rhymes have silly saying and stories. And these fun rhymes are what motivate children to read and learn word patterns.

In fact, many of these rhymes and lyrics are performed with fun music, instruments, finger puppets, and flannel boards. No matter how the rhymes and lyrics are presented, what matters are the reading skills that children can learn from them. And it’s fun to learn them in English and Spanish.

Here, seven very simple, fun rhymes and lyrics are compiled. Practice these in various ways to encourage children to keep on reading and learning.

Related: Free Spanish Nursery Rhymes Workbook

Five little speckled frogs

Five little speckled frogs

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs. Yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool

Now there are four speckled frogs.

Four little speckled frogs

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs. Yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool

Now there are three speckled frogs.

Three little speckled frogs

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs. Yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool

Now there are two speckled frogs.

Two little speckled frogs

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs. Yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool

Now there is one speckled frog.

One little speckled frog

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs. Yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool

Now there are no more speckled frogs.

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(En Español)

Cinco pequeñas ranitas con lunares

Cinco pequeñas ranitas con lunares

sentadas en un tronco de lunares

comiendo los más deliciosos bichitos. Yum, yum!

Uno saltó al agua

donde estaba lindo y refrescante

Ahora sólo hay cuatro ranitas con lunares.

Cuatro pequeñas ranitas con lunares. [Repetir los versos 2-5]

Ahora sólo hay tres ranitas con lunares.

Tres pequeñas ranitas con lunares. [Repetir los versos 2-5]

Ahora sólo hay dos ranitas con lunares.

Dos pequeñas ranitas con lunares. [Repetir los versos 2-5]

Ahora sólo hay una ranita con lunares.

Una pequeña ranita con lunares.

sentada en un tronco de lunares

comiendo los más deliciosos bichitos. Yum, yum!

Uno saltó al agua

donde estaba lindo y refrescante

Ahora no hay más ranitas con lunares.

Related: Bilingual Writing Practice

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty, Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty, Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

(En Español)

Humpty Dumpty sentado en una pared

Humpty Dumpty tuvo una gran caída

Ninguno de los caballos del rey ni los caballeros

Pudieron poner a Humpty junto de nuevo

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet

sat on a tuffet

eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider

who sat down beside her

and frightened

Miss Muffet away

(En Español)

Pequeña Señorita Muffet

sentada en un reposapiés

comiendo su merienda de crema.

Vino una araña

que se sentó al lado de ella

y asustó a

la Señorita Muffet

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Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one.

The mouse ran down.

Hickory dickory dock

(En Español)

Hickory, dickory se quedó

El ratón al reloj se subió.

El reloj marcó la hora.

El ratón del reloj bajó.

Hickory, dickory se quedó

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

went up the hill

to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down

and broke his crown

and Jill came tumbling after.

(En Español)

Juan y Juanita

fueron hacia la colina

para buscar un balde de agua.

Juan se cayó

y se lastimó su cabecita

y Juanita se revolcó detrás de él.

There was an old woman

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.

She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.

She gave them some broth without any bread.

She kissed them all gently and sent them to bed.

(En Español)

Había una viejecita que vivía en un zapato.

Ella tenía tantos niños que no sabía que hacer.

Ella les dió un poco de caldo sin pan.

Ella los besó tiernamente y los mandó a la cama.

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Hey, Diddle, Diddle

Hey, diddle, diddle

The cat and the fiddle.

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed

to see such a sport.

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

(En Español)

Oye, Diddle, Diddle

El gato y su violín.

La vaca salta la luna.

El perrito se ríe

al ver tal evento.

Y el plato se escapa con la cuchara.

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Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

2 Comments

  1. kathleen on at

    thank you so much, I just got a note from a little girl we sponsor in Columbia saying she loves rhymes, so now I can write one to her in Spanish!



    • I’m so glad these rhymes can help you communicate better. Thanks for coming by.



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