It’s time for another food song for preschoolers today! I shared one last week, so if you missed it then, go check it out now!

Chances are you’ve heard or sung this song before, but I love reminding you of old standards that you may have forgotten about.

food song for preschoolers

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On Top of Spaghetti

This song is a rendition of On Top of Old Smokey, a standard folk song. I use the verses I’ve listed out below, but I know there are even more (probably an unlimited number!). My students love it and it tends to really calm them down. I think that’s one indicator of a great preschool song—a silly fun song that keeps preschoolers entertained, but doesn’t wind them up.

Here are the words I use:

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
And don’t ever sneeze.

I usually just sing this with the ukulele or the piano, but I’d also like to highlight a great album that has this song on it.

Peter Moses’s 90 Nifty Songs is an impressive collection of classic children’s music. The simple folk arrangements are reminiscent of Johnny Cash or Cat Stevens. They’re easy and enjoyable to listen to and are a great addition to any music collection.

Check out his version of On Top of Spaghetti on Spotify or on Amazon!

Happy Listening!