12 Best Clean Up Songs For Kids, With Lyrics

Children enjoy playtime, but their tidy room can get messy in no time. Parents will find it difficult to persuade their children to clean up once they finish playing. How about playing some clean-up songs for kids and making tidying up a fun activity?

You may have run out of ideas to teach children about cleanliness and organization. However, songs can make the clean-up sessions more entertaining and instructive. Choose a clean up song for kids from our collection to get your children motivated to tidy up.

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10+ Clean Up Songs For Kids, With Lyrics

1. Cleanup Song by Dora the Explorer

Clean up, clean up, come on now and clean up

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Clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up
Let’s work together
Everyone do their share.

Clean up, clean up
Come on now and clean up.
Everyone everywhere

We’re gonna take out the trash.
We’re gonna pick this place up.
Shine, shine, shine
We’re gonna make it shine.

Cleaning up is a blast.
Everybody knows it feels so great.
Because it looks so fine

Clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up
Let’s work together
Everyone do their share.

Clean up, clean up
Come on now and clean up.
Everyone everywhere

Clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up
Clean up, clean up
Come on now and clean up.

Clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up

Yeah! 

2. Clean Up Song for Children by ELF Learning

Time to clean up everyone.
Let’s pick up our things.

Clean up.
Everybody clean up.
Clean up.
Everybody clean up.
Time to clean up.

Pick up.
Everybody pick up.
Pick up.
Everybody pick up.
Time to pick up.

Pick up the toys.
Put them away.
Pick up the blocks.
Put them away.
Pick up the books.
Put them away.
Put your things away.

Pick up the toys.
Put them away.
Pick up the blocks.
Put them away.
Pick up the books.
Put them away.
Put your things away.

Repeat!

3. Kids Song for Tidying Up by Super Simple Songs

Clean Up Songs For Kids

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Clean up, clean up.
Everybody, let’s clean up.
Clean up, clean up.
Put your things away.

(Repeat 3x)

Clean up! Clean up! Clean up!
Put your things away.
Pick up your toys.
Pick up your books.
Pick up your shoes.
Put your things away.

Clean up, clean up.
Everybody, let’s clean up.
Clean up, clean up.
Put your things away.

(Repeat)

4. Clean Up Song by The Kiboomers

Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
We had a lot of fun, and now that we’re done.
Clap! Clap! Now it’s time to clean up.

Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
Girls and boys put away the toys, clap clap.
Now it’s time to clean up.

Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
Clap Clap, now it’s time to clean up.
We had a lot of fun, and now that we’re done.
Clap! Clap! Now it’s time to clean up.

5. Clean Up Song – Tidy Up Song by The Singing Walrus

I like to eat, and when I am done, It is time to clean up

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(Chorus)

Every time it’s time to go
There is one thing you should know
It’s time to clean up!
Time to tidy up!

Before you’re ready to walk away
There is one thing you should say
It’s time to clean up!
Time to tidy up!

(Verse 1)

I like to play, and when I’m done,
It’s time to clean up.
I like to read, and when I’m done,
It’s time to tidy up.
I like to eat, and when I’m done,
It’s time to clean up.
I like to draw, and when I’m done,
It’s time to tidy up.

Breakdown
Toys – Put the toys away.
Books – Put the books away.
Crayons – Put the crayons away.
It’s time to clean up!
Plates – Put the plates away.
Cups – Put the cups away.
Snacks – Put the snacks away.
It’s time to tidy up!

(Chorus)

(Verse 2)

I like to build, and when I’m done,
It’s time to clean up.
I like to glue, and when I’m done,
It’s time to tidy up.
I like to cut, and when I’m done,
It’s time to clean up.
I like to cook, and when I’m done,
It’s time to tidy up.

(Breakdown)

Blocks – Put the blocks away.
Glue – Put the glue away.
Sheets – Put the sheets away.
It’s time to clean up!
Scissors – Put the scissors away.
Pots – Put the pots away.
Pans – Put the pans away.
It’s time to tidy up!

(Chorus)

6. Clean Up is Fun – Children’s Cleaning Song by The Learning Station

(Chorus)

Clean up is fun when we clean and sing this song.
So come on and clean together and sing along.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
So, come on and clean together and sing along.

(Verse)

Put the blocks up on the shelf, put the trucks away.
Everything has a place to stay.
Tomorrow will be another day that we can play.
Put the games up on the shelf, put the dolls away.
Everything has a place to stay.
Tomorrow will be another day that we can play.

(Chorus)

Clean up is fun when we clean and sing this song.
So come on and clean together and sing along.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
So, come on and clean together and sing along.

(Verse)

Put the books up on the shelf, put the crayons away.
Everything has a place to stay.
Tomorrow will be another day that we can play.
Put the puzzles on the shelf, put the toys away.
Everything has a place to stay.
Tomorrow will be another day that we can play.

La, la, la, la, la

7. Tidy Up Song by Little Baby Bum

Tidy, tidy, tidy up, take your toys up off the floor

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Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Tidy up some more.
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor.

When things get messy
G-up, G-up, G-up
Collect up all your toys
And tidy, tidy up.

Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Tidy up some more.
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor.

When things get messy
G-up, G-up, G-up
Collect up all your toys
And tidy, tidy up.

Pick your toys and put them in the box.
Put them on the shelves.
Put them in their proper place.

Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Tidy up some more.
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor.

8. Happy Working Song – Enchanted

Come, my little friends, as we all sing a happy little working song.
Merry little voices clear and strong
Come and roll your sleeves up, so to speak, and pitch in.
Cleaning crud up in the kitchen as we sing along
Trill a cheery tune in the tub as we scrub a stubborn mildew stain
Pluck a hairball from the shower drain
To that gay refrain of a happy working song
We’ll keep singing without fail; otherwise, we’d spoil it.
Hosing down the garbage pail And scrubbing up the toilet (ooh!)

How we all enjoy letting loose with a little “la da dum dum dum.”
While we’re emptying the vacu-um
It’s such fun to hum a happy working song (ooh!)
A happy working song.
Oh, how strange a place to be
‘Till Edward comes for me, my heart is sighing.
Still, as long as I am here
I guess a new experience could be worth trying.
Hey! Keep drying!
You can do a lot when you’ve got such a happy working tune to hum.
While you’re sponging up the soapy scum
We adore each filthy chore that we determine.
So friends, even though you’re vermin, we’re a happy working throng.
Singing as we fetch the detergent box.
For the smelly shirts and the stinky socks
Sing along! If you cannot sing, then hum along!
As we’re finishing our happy working song!
Aah! Wasn’t this fun?

9. Whistle While You Work – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place.

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Just whistle while you work.
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place.
So hum a merry tune
It won’t take long when there’s a song to help you set the pace.

And as you sweep the room.
Imagine that the broom is someone that you love.
And soon, you’ll find you’re dancing to the tune.

(Spoken: Oh, no, no, no, no! Put them in the tub)
When hearts are high, the time will fly, so whistle while you work.

*(Another version)*

Just whistle while you work.
Put on that grin and start right in to whistle loud and long.
Just hum a merry tune.
Just do your best and take a rest and sing yourself a song.

When there’s too much to do
Don’t let it bother you; forget your troubles,
Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee

And whistle while you work.
Come on, get smart, tune-up, and start.
To whistle while you work.

10. Tidy Up Rhumba Song by Musical Playground

OK, children, it’s time to do the thing.
Make the classroom look tidy and clean.
Everybody must work as a team…

ARRIBA!

(Verse 2)

Pick up the pens, put them in the pots
Don’t forget the lids; we put them back on
Or they will dry up, and we cannot draw those wonderful, WONDERFUL pictures

(Pre-chorus)

Shaky shaky, stop
Shaky till you drop
Shaky shaky, stop
DON’T DO THE BELLY FLOP!
It’s fun when we shake when we dance.
LET’S TIDY AND SING!

(Chorus)

Tidy up, rhumba
Tidy up the room now
Come on, boys and girls, let’s do this thing
Tidy up, rhumba
Tidy up the room
You will be happy when things are all tidy and clean.

(Bridge)

Let’s tidy up (x4)

(Verse 3)

Tuck in your chairs, nicely away
All the resources back in the tray
All the wet paintings belong on the drying rack
Listen, children, I’m so pedantic
I want this classroom to look so fantastic
Check under tables, chairs,
EVERYWHERE!

11. Clean Up Vacuum Cleaner by Jack Hartmann

(Chorus)

I’m a clean-up vacuum cleaner.
Zoom Zoom Zoom
I’m a clean-up vacuum cleaner.
Clean my room
I’m a clean-up vacuum cleaner.
Zoom Zoom Zoom
I’m a clean-up vacuum cleaner.
Clean my room

Clean up – Clean up – Clean up -Clean up

My arms are like the vacuum that picks everything up.
My legs are like the wheels that roll until I stop.
My muscles are the power that help me move.
My body’s like a strong and fast cleaning tool.

(Chorus)

I pick up toys; I pick up things; I clean up, pick up everything.
I do my job; I make it fun.
I keep on going till I’m done.
I have a button; push it on.
I put things back where they belong.
I work with other vacuums, too.
Together there’s more we can do

Clean up – Clean up – Clean up – Clean up

Vac vac Vacuum cleaner – Vac vac Vacuum cleaner
Vac vac Vacuum cleaner – Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum Cleaner
Vac vac Vacuum cleaner – Vac vac Vacuum cleaner
Vac vac Vacuum cleaner
Vacuum Cleaner – Vacuum Cleaner

(Chorus)

We work together – We do it better.
Like a machine – We’re proud it’s clean.
We know the home – Where things belong.
The best we can – with our friends
Vac vac Vacuum cleaner – Vac vac Vacuum cleaner
Vac vac Vacuum cleaner – Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum Cleaner

12. Clean It Up by The Laurie Berkner Band

Clean it up (clap, clap), clean it up (clap, clap)
You can make it fun to do
And your friends
Can help you too

Clean it up (clap, clap), clean it up (clap, clap)
And put it away, put it away,
Put your things away.

Clean it up, clean it up
You can make it fun to do
And your friends
Can help you too

Clean it up, clean it up
And put it away, put it away,
Put your things away.

Clean it up, clean it up
You can make it fun to do
Mom and Dad
Can help you too

Clean it up (clean it up!)
Clean it up (clean it up!)
And put it away, put it away.
Put your things away.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do children learn from cleaning up?

Children can learn a lot from cleaning up, including responsibility, contributing to the family, discipline, and keeping things orderly. In addition, cleaning the house with their siblings teaches them teamwork, and these skills will help them grow into self-sufficient, independent adults.

2. How do I motivate my child to clean up?

You can encourage your child by inviting and involving them when you clean up. Along the process, thank them for their help. This makes them feel recognized and appreciated. Make cleaning a routine after playtime and make the children clean their space. This way, cleaning becomes a habit. Change their cleaning tasks frequently so that they don’t get bored. Moreover, playing children’s music that highlights and educates them about the significance of tidying up can also act as an incentive. Lastly, reward them for their little achievements and give words of encouragement.

3. What are some tips for me when choosing appropriate clean-up songs for kids?

Choose age-appropriate songs with suitable lyrics and themes. Ensure the songs have upbeat tempos that can energize and motivate children to participate in the clean-up activity. Give preference to songs children are already familiar with so that children can easily sing along. Maintaining variety and ensuring proper rotation of the songs is vital to avert boredom and bind a child’s interest in the cleaning activity.

4. How can singing clean-up songs for my kids help reduce stress and anxiety?

Singing clean-up songs helps redirects a child’s energy from stress and worries to cleaning activities. Their rhythmic and upbeat tempo encourages movement and physical activity, which release pent-up tension. Moreover, these songs allow children to sing along and express themselves freely, alleviating stress and anxiety and making the cleaning process more enjoyable.

Your children may fall into two categories: either they love the cleaning chores or don’t. But, despite the category they fall under, cleaning is an essential process to keep the house hygienic and organized. If you are looking for ways to encourage them to clean, we are sure that the above clean-up songs were helpful. These interactive songs are noteworthy because many popular children’s cartoon characters performed them. The cleaning steps are also included in the lyrics, making the process simple to remember. So, if your child has been refusing to clean, use the clean-up songs for kids listed above to get them excited about the activity.

Infographic: Clean Up Songs For Children

You must include children in household activities so that it can help them in the future. So, why not make the job exciting by playing songs that can make the activity fun? You can also join in on the fun along with them for some bonding time. Don’t forget to save these songs to your playlist.

songs to make your child’s clean up time fun (infographic)

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