COLOR SONGS AND RHYMES

 
RED SONGS

I LOVE RED
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

I love red, I love red.
That’s what I said, that’s what I said.
Fireturcks, wagons and strawberries piled high.
Stop signs, hearts and pizza pies.
Roses, tomatoes and apples, oh my.
I love red.
That’s what I said.
                        Jean Warren

FOUR RED APPLES

Four red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to mother and this is what she said,
“I live apples, juicy and red”.

Three red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to Father and this is what he said,
“I love apples, juicy and red”.

Two red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to Sister and this is what she said,
“I love apples, juicy and red”.

One red apple high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gobbled it up and this is what I said,
“No more apples, juicy and red!”
                        Jean Warren

RED VALENTINE

Here’s a great big heart
Red as red can be.
It is a special Valentine
Made for you, from me!
                     Jean Warren
 

BLUE SONGS

WE LOVE BLUE
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

We love blue.  We love blue.
Yes, we do.  Yes, we do.
We love the ocean and sky so blue.
We love blue ribbons and blue jeans, too.
We love blueberries, so good for you.
We love blue, yes we do.
                        Liz Ryerson

IF YOU’RE WEARING SOMETHING BLUE
Tune:  “If  You’re Happy And You Know It”

If you’re wearing something blue, clap your hands.
If you’re wearing something blue, clap your hands.
If you’re wearing something blue, then stomp your feet, too.
If you’re wearing something blue, cap your hands.
                                                Adapted Traditional

BLUE BERRY PANCAKES

Let’s make pancakes, yum, yum, yum.
And drop on blueberries, one by one.
Turn the pancakes, now their done.
Blueberry pancakes, let’s have some!
                           Jean Warren

 
GREEN SONGS
 

THERE’S A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
Tune:  “OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM”

There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.
It’s the color that means “Go!”
G-R-E-E-N.
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green.
There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.

 

TURNING GREEN

The blues were unhappy,
The yellows were, too.
They wanted to be the same
What could they do?

They each took a partner
And twirled ‘round and ‘round.
Soon they turned green
And fell on the ground!
                        Jean Warren
(Have your children act out the poem)

 

THERE’S A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
Tune:  “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”

There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.
It’s the color that means “Go!”
G-R-E-E-N.
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green,
There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N
                      Elizabeth Scofield
 

GREEN, GREEN, GREEN
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

Green, green, green.
Green, green, green.
I love you!
I love you!
You’re the color of the grass.
Shamrocks, leaves and trees that last.
You’re the color of lettuce and beans
I love green!
Jean Warren

 
LITTLE GREEN BUG

Out in the grass is a little bug
That I have never seen.
He looks just like the leaves and grass
For he is colored green!
Jean Warren

(Make up a green bug game for your child to play.
Cut out a green paper bug and hide it outside in the grass.
See if your child can find the bug.  Next, let him hide the bug for you to find.
 

YELLOW SONGS

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YELLOW
Tune:  “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
If you see something yellow
Wiggle, jiggle just like Jell-O.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
                                    Liz Ryerson
(At the end of song, have children name the yellow things they see.)

DAFFY-DOWN-DILLY

Daffy-down-dilly
Has come to town,
In a yellow petticoat
And a green gown.
                        Traditional
(Show your children pictures of daffodils when you teach them this fun rhyme.)

BRIGHT YELLOW SUN
Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Bright sun shining down,
Shining on the ground.
What a lovely face you have,
Yellow, big and round.
                        Susan A. Miller

YELLOW, YELLOW HAPPY FELLOW

Yellow, yellow happy fellow.
Running through the town.
Yellow, yellow happy fellow
Jumping up and down.
                        Jean Warren

 
THREE YELLOW DUCKS
Tune:  “Little White Duck”

We’re three yellow ducks,
Swimming in the water.
Three yellow ducks
Doing what we oughta.

We swim all day around the lake,
Then go home when it gets real late.
Oh, we’re three yellow ducks,
Swimming in the water.
Quack, quack, quack.
Jean Warren
YELLOW SUN
Yellow sun, oh what fun.
Now we all can play.
I will wear my yellow suit
And swim out in the bay.

Yellow sun, in the sky
Shinning down on me.
I will play out in the sun,
Then rest beneath a tree.
Jean Warren
 
A YELLOW BASKET

A tisket, a tasket, I found a yellow basket.
Filled it up with yellow things
And ‘round the room I passed it.
Jean Warren

(Hand a yellow basket to a child and have him/her fill it with yellow items. Then have him/her pass the basket around at circle time for each child to take a yellow item.)
 

 
ORANGE SONGS

WE LOVE ORANGE
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

We love orange, we love orange.
Yes we do, yes we do—
Crunchy carrots so good to eat,
Juicy oranges, oh so sweet,
Pumpkins ready for trick-or-treat.
Yes, we love orange.
                        Heather McPhail

 

I’M A LITTLE PUMPKIN
Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”

I’m a little pumpkin,
Orange and round.
When I’m sad,
My face wears a frown.
But when I’m happy,
All aglow,
Watch my smile
Just grow and grow.
                        Barbara Hasson

 

ORANGE TREATS

Orange treats, orange treats, yum, yum, yum.
Which will I choose, oh what fun.
Will it be a carrot, crunchy and sweet?
Will it be orange sections, juicy and sweet?
Will it be orange sherbet, icy and sweet?
What will I choose for my afternoon treat?
                                          Jean Warren

 

MAKING ORANGE PAINT
Tune:  “Down By The Station”

Down at the paint store
Early in the morning.
See the little paint cans
Standing in a row.

See the paint worker
Mix yellow paint, in red.
Stir, stir, stir, stir
Now it’s orange paint - instead!
                    Jean Warren
 

PURPLE SONGS

WE LOVE PURPLE
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

We love purple, we love purple.
Yes, we do.  Yes, we do.
Purple grapes and eggplant,
Purple plums and grape juice,
Just for me, just for you.
                        Heather McPhail



I NEVER SAW A PURPLE COW

I never saw a Purple Cow.
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one!
                        Traditional
(Have your children make up a story about a purple cow.)

 

LITTLE JACK HORNER

Little Jack Horner, sat in the corner.
Eating his Purple Plum pie.
He stuck in his thumb, and pulled out a plum
And said, “What a good boy am I”.

Little Jack Horner, sat in the corner
And ate and ate and ate.
And when he was done, Jack was the one
Who was purple and that was no lie!
                                    Adapted Traditional
                                    Jean Warren

 
PINK SONGS

I’M A LITTLE PIGGY
Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little piggy
With a round pig nose.
I’m all pink
From my head to my toes.

Here’s my piggy tail,
As you can see,
It’s pink and curly
As it can be.
            Elizabeth Scofield



LET’S MAKE THE COLOR PINK
Tune:  “The Farmer in the Dell”

Let’s make the color pink.
Let’s make the color pink.
Mixing red and white, I think,
We’ll make the color pink.
            Elizabeth Scofield
 

BROWN SONGS

ROUND, ROUND WE GO FOR BROWN
Tune:  “ The Farmer in the Dell”

Oh, toast is colored brown.
Oh, toast is colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh toast is colored brown.

Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
                        Liz Ryerson
(Hold hands with your children and circle round while singing.
Continue with more versed about other brown items.)

 

LITTLE BROWN LEAF

Little brown leaf, falling to the ground.
Little brown leaf, twirling around.
Little brown leaf, landing in a pile.
Little brown leaf, with a great big smile.
                                    Jean Warren
(Let your children pretend they are a little brown leaf falling down.)

 

THREE BROWN BEARS
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

Three brown bears, three brown bears.
See all their beds, see all their chairs.
The mommy cooked in a big brown pot.
The daddy’s porridge was much too hot.
The baby bear always cried a lot.
Three brown bears.
                                    Judith E. McNitt

 
BLACK SONGS

LITTLE BLACK TRAIN

Little black train, chugging down the track.
First it goes down, then it comes back.
Chugging black smoke as it goes,
The little black train just grows and grows.
                                    Adapted Traditional
(Have your children hook onto each other, one at a time,
creating a long train, as you recite the poem above over and over.
Have them move their arms back and forth like moving trains.)

 

BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP

Baa, baa black sheep.
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for the Master.
One for the Dane.
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
            Traditional

 

TWO LITTLE BLACK BIRDS

Two little black birds,

 
Sitting on a hill.  (Hold up two hands, fingers spread)
One named Jack, (Flap fingers on one hand)
One named Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand)

Fly away Jack. 

(Flap fingers on first hand and bring behind back)
Fly away Jill.   (Flap fingers on other hand and bring behind back.)
Come back Jack.  (Jack flies back out,)
Come back Jill.  (Jill flies out)

Two little black birds, 

(Hold hands out fingers spread)
Back on the hill.  
Happy together.  
Together still.  
                 Adapted Traditional



WE KNOW THE COLOR BLACK
Tune:  “The Farmer in the Dell”

We know the color black.
We know the color black.
Tires and crows and licorice, too.
We know the color black.
                        Elizabeth Scofield
(Continue singing song, have children help you
name other black items to insert into the song.)

 

BLACK BEAR, BLACK BEAR

Black bear, black bear, turn around.
Black bear, black bear, touch the ground.
Black bear, black bear, reach up high.
Black bear, black bear, touch the sky.
Black bear, black bear, bend down low.
Black bear, black bear, touch your toe.
                                    Adapted Traditional
(You could also use this rhyme to chant about black cats, or other black animals.)

 

WHITE SONGS

SING FOR WHITE
Tune:  “Jingle Bells”

Sing for white, sing for white,
Let’s all sing for white.
Sing for eggs and sing for clouds,
Sing for snow so bright.

Sing for milk, sing for chalk,
Sing for cotton, too.
And sing for little polar bears,
That live down at the zoo.
                        Elizabeth Scofield

 

SNOWFLAKES FALLING DOWN

Snowflakes, snowflakes falling down.
Snowflakes, covering up the ground.
Making a blanket, soft and white.
Making a blanket in the night.
                                    Jean Warren

 

BRUSH YOUR TEETH
Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Till they’re clean and white.
Brush them, brush them,
Brush them, brush them,
Morning, noon and night!
                        Paula Schneider

 

GRAY SONGS

WHEN I WANT TO MAKE GRAY PAINT
Tune:  “Yankee Doodle”

When I want to make gray paint.
I take a paper cup.
Then I add some black and white
And stir the paint up.

Gray is now the paint I see,
In my little cup.
I think that I will paint today,
A lot of gray stuff!
                        Jean Warren

 

THREE GRAY MICE
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

Three gray mice,
Three gray mice,
Oh, how nice,
Oh, how nice.
They ran around the house at night.
They found some cheese and had a bite.
The farmer’s wife turned on the light.
As three gray mice,
Ran from sight!
                        Jean Warren

 

TWO LITTLE PAINT CANS

Two little paint cans, sitting on the floor.
They knocked over, when I opened up the door.
As the paint flowed together, I had a big surprise.
The paint turned to gray, right before my eyes!
                                    Jean Warren