Color Songs

Fred Red bumped his head;
Had to be fed in bed.
Mellow Yellow is a funny fellow;
He only eats yellow Jell-O.
Sue Blue got the flu–
Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo
Jean Green is so mean;
She’s the meanest Jean I’ve seen.
Burple Purple is a nerple!
Ollie Orange ate all the oranges.
John Brown went to town;
He is such a silly clown.
Jack Black sat in the back.
Willie White is always right!

I know my colors for painting fun
green like the grass and the yellow sun,
an orange pumpkin and white snow,
a red rose and a black crow,
blue like a mailbox, brown like an ape,
a pink pig and some purple grapes!

Red Food (tune I’ve been working on the railroad)

Red is the color for an apple to eat.
Red is the color for cherries, too.
Red is the color for strawberries,
I like red food don’t you?

Instead of the song: Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair, I let the children pick a color and tell me what is that color. For instance: Blue is the color of the sky, in the morning when we rise, in the morning when we rise, That’s the time, that’s the time, I love the best, and so on.

A poem that I made up and use to line my 3/4 year old class up. First I say, “When I call you, line up.” Then I recite the following poem that I made up:

“If you have on red then you heard what I said” (you heard me say line up)
“If you have on blue then you know what to do.” (you know to go get in line)
“If you have on white then you know what’s right. (it’s right to get in the back of the line and not in front of someone)
“If you have on black then your name must be Jack.
“If you have on gray then it’s going to be a wonderful day!
“If you have on brown then you better get down.
“If you have on green then you know what I mean.( I mean for you to go get in line.)
“If you have on yellow then you’re a nice fellow.
“If you have on pink then you know what I think. (I think you should get in line.)
“If you have on purple then you like to eat Slurple. ( Slurple is a pretend slushy type of drink that is similar to the 7-Eleven Slurpee. Believe me your class will ask what it is!)

I’ve been using this rhyme with my classes for a number of months now and it has really helped the children learn their colors!


Red, and Yellow and Pink and Green,
Purple and Orange and Blue
I can see a rainbow, see a rainbow, see a rainbow too!!!


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