Headphones / 24In our children’s ministry large group for 1st-6th graders, we always try to make worship through music a part of our “agenda.” I think children learning to worship through music is an important part to not only their spiritual lives now, but also their spiritual lives in the future when they will be worshipping on their own.

The problem I have in finding worship songs for kids is that most of the songs for kids sound like they are for preschool. Have you actually listened to what kids are listening to outside of church? Groups like 1 Direction, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, are on the list of many more artists that kids frequently hear. How can we expect kids to love worship when the songs are similar to what they had when they were 3?

Here are 3 songs that I think are great for kids. Not only are they all about God (which worship songs should be), but they have an awesome beat! Here they are, in no particular order:


(These are all YouTube videos. They are not the actual worship videos. Listen to the music on the videos and if you like it I’ve provided the link for the actual videos under each one.)

 View/Purchase this worship video here.

View/Purchase this worship video here.


The last one I could not find a YouTube video for. Here is the link where you can view/purchase the video…Click here.


Do you have some favorites? Leave your favorite worship songs for elementary kids in the comments!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.