I’ve used the following song about rainbows to work on colors. We make flags out of crepe paper streamers and dowel rods (or straws). The children wave their flag when their color is sung. The song is:
Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, too.
I didn’t come up with this but I found it somewhere and thought it was a cute transition!
Red and orange
Green and blue
All the colors that we know
Live up in the rainbow
This song has it’s own tune, but you can make one up. My 3-4 year olds love this song!
The Rainbow Song
Red and Yellow and Pink and Green,
Purple and Orange and Blue,
We can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow tune.
Listen with your eyes (point to eyes)
Listen with your eyes
Sing everything you see.
Then you can sing a rainbow.
Sing a rainbow, sing along with me.
Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue.
Now we can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, Sing a Rainbow Tune.
Here is a cute song I got from The Mailbox Magazine. “I’m a Little Rainbow” (sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”.) I’m a little rainbow, (point to self) Way up high. (point to ceiling) After it rains,(wiggle fingers to simulate rain falling) Look in the sky. (shade eyes with hand; look up.) Your will se my colors, (point to eye) Oh so bright!
From end to end, (use index finger to trace arch in air) I’m a lovely sight! (put both hands up, fingers spread)
While singing this song have the different colors of the rainbow available on separate sheets or on a chart. I added the picture symbols and words on the chart as well.
Sung to Frere Jacques
Red and yellow, red and yellow,
orange and green, orange and green.
Blue and purple too, blue and purple too.
See the rainbow! See the rainbow!
To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:
Red like the rose that smells so sweet. Orange like the fruit that’s good to eat. Yellow like the sun on a sunny day. Green like the grass where we run and play. Blue like the eyes of a friend of mine. Purple like the grapes that grow on the vine. Put them all together and what do you see? A rainbow of colors for you and me.