Thursday, November 12, 2009

Color Songs

Color Songs

As I searched for songs to teach the colors, I found that most out there don't deal with all the colors.  There are some great ones that deal with a specific color.  They teach you how to spell the color and name some things that are traditionally that color.  I will try and add some of these songs in the coming months.  Here are some color songs and rhymes that deal with all the colors.  I have attached some examples of some of the visuals I use for these songs.  Enjoy!


If you see red Sung to: If you’re happy and you know it
If you see a red____, nod your head 
If you see a red ____, nod your head
If you see a red today
Nod your head and shout hurray
If you see a red ____, nod your head

Put whatever red thing you see in the blank and continue with the other colors


If you see a Blue ____ touch your shoe
If you see a green ____ wave your arms
If you see a yellow ____ clap your hands
If you see a orange ____ tap your head
If you see a purple ____ wiggle your ears
If you see a pink ____ clap your hands
If you see a brown ____  shrug your shoulders
If you see a black ____ pat your knees
If you see a white ____ touch your elbow


You can have the kids pick a secret color and tell them to find that color in the room.  Then they tell you what they found in the song.
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Where are the colors?  Sung to: The Paw-Paw Patch
Where, oh, where are the kids with blue on? 
Where, oh, where are the kids with blue on?
Where, oh, where are the kids with blue on? 
Stand up tall so we can see you now

Repeat with a new color and substitute different actions for ‘Stand up tall’ like "shake your hands, turn around, wave one finger, touch your nose"
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Little red caboose
Little red caboose, Chug, chug, chug-
Little red caboose, Chug, chug, chug-
Little red caboose Behind the train, train, train, train.
Smokestack on its back, back, back, back-
Coming around the track, track, track, track-
Little red caboose Behind the train, choo!


Idea #1: Change colors for the caboose
Idea #2: Have the children get in a line and chug around the room like a choo-choo train.
Click here for Train Visual
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Balloons Colors
10 balloons they all were mine 
The green one went pop and then there were nine
9 balloons flew near the gate 
The red one went pop and then there were eight
8 balloons not eleven 
The orange one went pop and then there were seven
7 balloons doing a trick 
The purple one went pop and then there were six
6 balloons took a dive 
The yellow one went pop and then there were five
5 balloons bouncing on the floor 
The pink one went pop and then there were four
4 balloons stuck up in a tree 
The black one went pop and then there were three
3 balloons the wind blew and blew 
The white one went pop and then there were two
2 balloons sitting in the sun 
The brown one went pop and then there was one
1 green balloon thought he was a hero 
Until he went pop and then there were zero


The order of the color doesn't matter so you can use whatever 
color you want for the underlined words.  


Idea #1: Give out the balloons visuals to the students and have them tell you what color they have
Idea #2: Have ten students stand up representing a balloon, they could hold a balloon visual or the number.  When there balloon 'pops' they sit down.
Click here for Balloon Visual


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Favorite Color Books:
1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
2. Freight Train Board Book by Donald Crews

3. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
4. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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