Color Songs


I Can Sing A Rainbow Red and orange and yellow and green Blue and purple too…. I can sing a rainbow. .l Sing a rainbow… And so can you.

I Can Dance A Rainbow… (Choose six children to come to the center of your circle and pick a rainbow scarf….I use The World Is A Rainbow by Steve and Greg for the music….These children dance their rainbow…then put the scarves down and you can choose six more children.

(Reminder…Don’t force a child to do this…Only if they want to….Observation is participation and they will do it when they are ready.)


The Rainbow Song (tune: Twinkle…) Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too. All the colors that we know, live up in the rainbow. Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too.

We have turned this song into a class book, using construction paper of the appropriate color for each page. For the page for all the colors, we draw little squares of each color, and a rainbow on the rainbow page.


Crazy Color Creatures

In advance, make a creature out of the colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown. (I used characters from Halloween clip-art and just added my own touches). Teach the children the following song to help them memorize the colors – ***they love the song so much that I can’t get them to stop singing it.

Red, Red, lost his head, Red, red, lost his head, Red, red, lost his head, Crazy color creatures.

Orange, orange, ate an orange, orange, orange, ate an orange, orange, orange, ate an orange, Crazy color creatures

Yellow sat in Jell-O. Green was a dancing Queen. Blue had the flu. Purple likes to slurple. Black plays quarter back. Browns pants fell down.

Children may color in your creations or their own (one color for each page). Make a “Crazy Color Creature” book.


Black Clouds

Discuss with the class the safety measures that should be taken when black clouds are seen and thunderstorms are near. Sing: Tune: Yankee Doodle

Black clouds gather in the sky, Soon it’s going to storm. Lightning, thunder, run inside, And we’ll be safe and warm.


With the song, Sing a rainbow, sit in a circle with the children. Hold a box with all the colors of the rainbow tied together( two scarves of each color might be needed if the circle is large). When each color is sung, bring out the scarf chain, and as each new color is brought out of the rainbow box, the children move the scarf chain to the child beside them. When the song is finished, each child will be holding part of the scarf chain, the rainbow. The song’s words are: Red, and yellow, and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.


My kids love to do the Hokey Pokey so I altered the song for colors. I purchased color coded labels ( they are little circles) and put a different color on each hand and foot and other body parts. The package only comes with four colors, but the yellow can be colored with marker to make more. Then we did the Color Pokey. You put red in and take red out You put red in and you shake it all about….. The kids loved it!!!!!


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