If you’re making content for children, the music needs to be right for it. It needs to be bright, airy, happy, and fun to match the kind of optimistic and colorful videos you’re making. While corporate music works great for branded content and documentaries, you’ll need to dig a little deeper to find the best royalty-free children’s music. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and pulled out 24 of the best cheerful royalty free children’s background music for you to choose from. Let’s get to it!
1. My Little Toys
This sweet little track kicks off with a charming piano melody before introducing other elements around it like percussion, whistles, claps, and guitars. As well as making great music for children’s content, it would also work perfectly in lifestyle or aspirational travel videos.
2. Precious Childhood Moments
Nothing says cute quite like a ukelele and whistling, and this track is predominantly that. Joined after the intro by a steady percussion, this track for family-oriented content is available in the main edit and the short edit.
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3. Making Waffles
Here’s something a little more involved, while still focusing on the key elements of ukelele and whistling. It layers in a glockenspiel and conjures a peaceful, calming atmosphere for your children’s YouTube videos.
4. Sunny Popcorn Fields
Kick up the pace with this one, starting with an energetic drum before bringing in the jolly ukelele, whistling, and glockenspiel to make music perfect for playing outside on a warm summer’s day.
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5. Happy Jazzy Birthday!
Happy birthday! This is a lovely celebratory jazz-themed happy birthday tune, with deceptively simple catchy lyrics. Kids will be singing along in no time when you drop this into a birthday-themed video or even an e-card.
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6. Mister Clumsy
Here’s a track with plenty of character that’s just perfect for setting the tone of somebody creeping about naughtily, or as the title suggests someone a little clumsy. The sound effects and twists and turns make it a really fun little piece of music with lots of applications.
7. Balloon Waltz
You’ll recognize this waltz melody, but have you heard it with a children’s spin before? The quirky synths and bass turn this into a charming twist on the waltz that’s just perfect for children’s videos and cartoons.
8. Got Some Brand New Toys
Got Some Brand New Toys is a lovely, lilting orchestral track that uses strings and bells to create a calming atmosphere. It’s great for children’s content like animations and educational videos, but also casual games that adults would enjoy.
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9. Happy Funny Kids Children Music
This easily loopable background music fits in any kind of comedic content you’re making, whether it’s YouTube videos for kids, amusing TikToks, or playful animations for Instagram and Facebook.
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10. A Ticket To Childhood
With lots of depth and texture, there’s plenty to enjoy in this youthful and entertaining music. Layers of piano melodies, guitars, drums, and ukeleles create a track that’s perfect for children’s videos, travel films, lifestyle content, and even corporate adverts.
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11. Tree House Adventures
Guitars and drums lead the way in this lovely sunny outdoors-themed music. After kicking off with a charming ukelele, the adventure kicks in and takes you back to endless summers playing in the woods and fields of your childhood.
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12. Little Feet
Aiming for younger audiences, here’s a track that embraces woodwind and funny sound effects to tell a story. There are 3 variants here to choose from, and each one is perfect for children’s animations, comedies, and even kids-themed nature content.
13. The Funny Joke
Here’s another woodwind-led track, this time with plenty of staccatos to tell the story of a cheeky, sneaky character. The music has plenty of personalities that would match a comedic animation or other children’s content.
14. Mom’s Cookies
Nothing but positive vibes here! Dust off your ukulele and guitar and turn up the sweetness with this charming music track that is versatile enough to be used in any kind of children’s video content.
15. The Funny Flying Butterfly
What kind of music would you imagine to tell the story of a busy flying butterfly? We can pretty much guarantee it would sound something like this. A big jazz band comes together to paint a beautiful picture of nature, and there are four versions for you to choose from.
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16. Dixie Mama
Here’s another lively ukulele track, but this time with some brass and an accordion thrown into the mix to shake things up a little. Take your pick between the two versions available in this downloadable file.
17. Zoo Trip
This fun characterful track somehow manages to be calming and relaxing at the same time, with a nippy little drum beat and layers of guitars playing the melody. Choose from the 5 different edits available in the download, or combine all of them!
18. Clap Your Hands
If you’re looking for some music to get the kids dancing, this is the track for you. The drumbeat carries it along at a fast pace, and there are plenty of guitars and pianos to make up the melody. Guaranteed to get your children clapping their hands!
19. Family Vacation
The marimba and percussion in this track will carry you away to warmer climates, and paints a picture of building sandcastles on the beach. Mix and match the five different edits in this download, perfect for family travel content.
20. Engaging Fun
Driven by a ukelele and energetic whistling, Engaging Fun is a pacey, versatile piece of music that would work in plenty of children’s content and family-themed videos such as vlogs, advertisements, and animations.
21. Back To The Childhood
A driving acoustic guitar carries this bright and airy music track designed for children’s adverts and YouTube videos. There’s one main edit and two shorter edits available in the download so you will certainly find something for your video.
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22. It’s A Kid’s Pop Party
Another bright track guaranteed to get the kids up on their feet and dancing. Driven by electric guitars, this energetic pop music would sit well on any fast-paced children’s video. As well as the main track there are 60, 30, and 15-second edits.
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23. Children’s Party
Choose from two versions of this celebratory party song, packed with percussions, synth, claps, and a glockenspiel tied together with a child-like singing.
Squirrels! They’re so naughty, and if they had a theme tune it would sound a lot like this. Cheeky, sneaky, and mischievous, it’s the perfect music to accompany any naughty pet videos. One of the edits is a seamless loop so you will always be able to match it to your content.
Children’s content requires a specific kind of tone, and that tone needs to be matched by the music. The royalty-free children’s music included in this list is all available to download and drop into your projects right away, so whether you’re working on an animation, social media video, or family-themed advert, you’ll find what you need quickly and easily in the Motion Array marketplace.