Color Songs


RED (Sung to: “The Farmer in the Dell”)
R-E-D spells red.
R-E-D spells red.
Apples and tomato juice
R-E-D spells red.

YELLOW (Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Yellow, yellow is the sun.
Shine on me so I can have fun.
Y-E-L-L-O-W, Y-E-L-L-O-W
Yellow, yellow is the sun.
Shine on me so I can have fun.

BLUE (Sung to: “Are You Sleeping?”)
B-L-U-E, B-L-U-E, that spells blue, that spells blue.
The color of the sky, the color of the sky.
B-L-U-E, B-L-U-E.


I work with older twos and they learn their colors or to say them by this song! We sing it three-four times a day and often i heard them sing it on their own.

It goes in the tune of twinkle twinkle little star

“Red and orange green and blue shiny yellow purple too! These are the colors that we know, way up high in the great rainbow”


For our Colors unit we sing:

Red, red is the color I see. If you are wearing red then show it to me. Stand up, turn around. Show me your red then sit back down.

Then replace red with the other colors. It’s easy and fun.


My Pre-k class had a blast saying this little verse. They really get into the beat when you snap your fingers along with it. Draw and color a picture of a cat for each of the following colors: green, blue, red, yellow, orange Tell the following story: Scat the Cat

Scat the cat was a black cat. Everyone in his family was black. But Scat the Cat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) “I’m Scat the Cat I’m Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that.”

So Scat the cat changed into a (name of color). He was as (green as the grass; blue as the sky, red as an apple, yellow as a lemon, orange as an orange,). Scat the Cat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Cat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn’t so bad being a black cat. So he said, (Repeat verse)


Sung to the tune The Farmer and the Dell

B-l-u-e spells blue
B-l-u-e spells blue
hi ho did you know B-l-u-e spells blue


Color song that my four year olds love. It is sung to the music of head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Purple, orange, brown and black
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue.


Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.