53 Favorite Family Campfire Songs [PDF Printables!]

There’s no better way to connect and smile than singing campfire songs as a family, whether that be actually around the campfire or while doing something fun like going on a nature hike!

And if you’re like me and don’t want to have to learn something COMPLETELY new, then you’ll love these campified classic kid songs! They are all to a tune that you (and your child) probably already know and they are pretty catchy!

So start warming up your singing voice and check out these 27 super-fun campfire songs for kids (plus a bunch of bonus songs for us adults who are still kids at heart!) *And if you want an easy way to remember the campfire song lyrics, just head to my resource library to get your free camp song printables!

CAMPING SONGS FOR KIDS TODDLERS

“The Fire At Camp” to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”

The fire at camp goes crackle crackle pop
Crackle crackle pop
Crackle crackle pop
The fire at camp goes crackle crackle pop
The whole camp trip long

The rain on my tent goes pitter pitter pat
Pitter pitter pat
Pitter pitter pat
The rain on my tent goes pitter pitter pat
The whole camp trip long

The sun on my face feels so warm
Feels so warm
Feels so warm
The sun on my face feels so warm
The whole camp trip long

(Add these varations)
The birds in the trees go tweet tweet tweet
The camp leader says “Let’s go hike!”
The moon at night glows so bright
The water in the river goes whoosh whoosh whoosh

camping songs for kids fire at camp

“Molly Had a Big Red Tent” to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Molly had a big red tent
Big red tent, big red tent
Molly had a big red tent
It’s strong and watertight

Everywhere that Molly camped
Molly camped, Molly camped
Everywhere that Molly camped
The tent was pitched just right

She set it up at camp one day,
Camp one day, camp one day
She set it up at camp one day
Which made her very proud

It kept the campers warm and safe
Warm and safe, warm and safe
It kept the campers warm and safe
And they slept so sound

big red tent tune of little lamb camp song

“Campfire Campfire” to the tune of “Pat a Cake Pat a Cake”

Campfire campfire toast me a s’more
Graham crackers chocolate but we need more
Toast it and roast it get it just right
Put it on the cracker for toasted delight!

campfire campfire song tune of pat a cake pat a cake

“Down by the Creek” to the tune of “Down by the Bay”

Down by the creek
Where the huckleberries grow
Back to my camp
I dare not tramp
For if I do
My friends will say
“Did you ever see a berry riding a ferry down by the creek!”

Down by the creek
Where the huckleberries grow
Back to my camp
I dare not tramp
For if I do
My friends will say
“Did you ever see a bear combing his hair down by the creek!”

(Repeat 1st set of lyrics and finish with each of the following)
“Did you ever see a lamp dancing in camp down by the creek!”
“Did you ever see a fire made out of wire down by the creek!”
“Did you ever see a s’more counting to four down by the creek!”
“Did you ever see a tent that a bear bent down by the creek!”

down by the creek tune of down by the bay kids campfire song

“Crackle Crackle Little Fire” to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Crackle crackle little fire
Here’s more wood to build you higher
Now keep us warm all through the night
Till the mornings new sun light
Crackle crackle litte fire
Here’s more wood to build you higher

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When the daylight is all done
And there is no more sun
Then we’ll help make you strong
Warm we’ll be all night long
Crackle crackle little fire
Here’s more wood to build you higher

crackle crackle little fire tune of twinkle twinkle little star campfire song

“Camp Guide Camp Guide” to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep”

Camp guide camp guide have you any wood
Yes sir yes sir three wagons full
One for my fire and one for the stove
One for the campsite down by the grove
Camp guide camp guide have you any wood
Yes sir yes sir three wagons full

camp guide camp guide tune of baa baa black sheep camp song for kids

“Five Little Campers” to the tune of “Five Little Monkeys”

Five little campers playing in the tent
One fell down and out he went
The camp leader saw and then he said
No more horse play in the tent!

(count down to no little campers)

No little campers playing in the tent
They all fell down and out they went
The camp leader saw them then he said
All done now it’s time for bed!

five little campers to tune of five little monkeys camp song for kids

Want an easy way to save these 7 fun campfire songs for kids?

Connect and have fun with your kids with these 7 campfire songs the whole family will love. Just imagine everyone belting out “Crackle Crackle Little Fire” while making s’mores!

No watermarks and ready to print so you can pack them up and use them around the campfire or even in your classroom!



Spongebobs Campfire Song Song

Alright, so now that I covered those easy camp sing alongs, let’s move along to the classics. That’s right, spongebob’s campfire song song is a classic (according to google anyways!)

I gotta say after hearing it I just about died laughing and could DEFINITELY see my family and friends all scream singing this, so I have no shame in including this as a “classic”! Just don’t forget when quiet time starts at your campground so you don’t get in trouble with the ranger, LOL!

I JUST updated this article as of 4/1/2020 with this campfire song printable due to demand… download and enjoy here!

campfire song song spongebob printable

A Camping We Will Go!

I absolutely love reading, watching, and singing all about something we’re about to do to prepare my kiddos for it! I love this version of “A Camping We Will Go” because it talks about some common camping activities to expect.

A Camping We Will Go Lyrics

A-camping we will go,
A-camping we will go
Hi-ho and off we go
A-camping we will go


First we pitch our tent
First we pitch our tent
Hi-ho and off we go
First we pitch our tent


(Plug in the following lyrics!)
Let’s all get some wood
Let’s light the campfire now
Let’s cook our dinner now
Let’s sing some campfire songs
It’s time to go to sleep

More classic campfire songs for kids

Though not DIRECTLY camping related, these songs are great for summer camp because almost everyone knows them, and best of all.. they’re silly!

  • I’m a Nut
  • Home on the Range
  • On Top of Spaghetti
  • BINGO
  • The More We Get Together
  • Baby Bumble Bee
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  • The Ants Go Marching
  • The Green Grass Grew All Around
  • She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain
  • Oh Susana
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Repeat after me camp songs

After being in the Navy, and now with 3 young kids, I have become pretty familiar with “repeat after me” style songs! I was so excited to find these cute and fun camp songs perfect to do with kids (or really, with a couple fun friends at the end of the night!)

You Can’t Ride in My Little Red Wagon!

This song is fun because it just gets louder and more hyped as it goes on!

The details and sounds change depending on who you ask, but it goes something like this. I included a video so you get the rhythm (and the ENERGY!)

You Can’t Ride in My Little Red Wagon Lyrics

You can’t ride in my little red wagon
Fronts seat’s broken and the axel’s draggin’.
Omp bah omp bah bah!

2nd verse same as the first 
A whole lot louder and a whole lot worse! 
You can’t ride in my little red wagon
Fronts seat’s broken and the axel’s draggin’.
Omp bah omp bah bah!

3rd verse same as the first 
A whole lot quieter and a whole lot worse. 
You can’t ride in my little red wagon
Fronts seat’s broken and the axel’s draggin’.
Omp bah omp bah bah!

4th verse different from the first
A whole lot louder and a whole lot worse! 
You can’t ride in my little red wagon
Fronts seat’s broken and the axel’s draggin’.
Omp bah omp bah bah!

The youtube video of the song below is a little different than these lyrics, but they just had fun with it!

Peanut Butter in a Cup

I LOVE how active this camp song is (and not going to lie, I might add this to my pump up cleaning list LOL)

It’s pretty simple, but it’s fun because it calls out different people in the group to really bring them out of their shell at camp!

Peanut Butter in a Cup Lyrics

Everyone: Peanut Butter in a cup we sing this song to pump us UP! Bing bang choo choo train, come on (name) do your thang!
(Name): I can’t!
Everyone: Why not?
(Name) I just can’t!
Everyone: Why not?
(Name) My back’s aching, the suns too bright, my hips popping from left to right. To the left. To the right, to the left to the right
Everyone: LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT (Start again from the top and choose someone new!)

Boom Chicka Boom

Just like with any other song, there are tons of variations, but this camp classic involves tons of fun movement and actions to encourage everyone to be silly and just have fun!

Here’s the lyrics and rhythm so you can come up with some fun ideas for yourself!

Boom Chicka Boom Lyrics

(This is a repeat after me song. So make sure your repeat the actions & words)
I Said A Boom Chicka Boom! (repeat) (Sway your hips back and forth to the beat.)
I Said A Boom Chicka Boom! (repeat)
I Said A Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka Chicka Boom! (repeat)
U-HUH (repeat) OH-YEAH (repeat) One more time (repeat) [insert style of your choosing]

In this video they did the boom chicka boom in the style of a baby, cowboy, motorcycle, janitor, Elvis and even underwater! So have fun with it!

The Best Campfire Songs for Adults (tell me your favorites!)

I don’t know about you, but even though I do reallly love camping with my kids, I definitely crave that adult time after they all go to sleep!

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Some of these campfire songs would probably be fine to sing when they’re awake, but they are definitely not “kid themed” camp songs like the rest of the ones I’ve been talking about!

These campfire songs are pretty simple, well known, and over all easy going (who wants to listen to sad songs while camping?)

Let me know some of your favorites!

Here we go with the best campfire songs for the grown ups

Any camp songs from your childhood you loved?

Share your best campfire songs in the comments so I can add them to the list! I think it’s so fun to see the joy kids get from singing along with the group (my son’s favorite lately is singing down by the bay and making up super silly things he saw there!)

Click here for all my best kids camping activities on one page if you want some more fun ideas to do with your kids while you camp!

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