Poems and Songs about Colors

The Question:
Does anyone have poems or a little saying about each color?
Camey Kania 
Myrinda Ray Siciliani Dixon
 I have this so old book Susan Perl’s “Color Wheel”. Each color has it’s own little despcription. The whole thing might be too much, but you could chose one line from each…like “purple can make you wonder”
Ashleigh Larkin-Pelafigue 
I use the Frog Street Press songs.
Melissa McLaughlin Muralles 
Just google color word songs kindergarten and you will find several different choices!!! 🙂
Cheri Dodson Smith
Sung to the tune of Frere jaques….R-e-d red, r-e-d red, I can spell red. I can spell red. Firetrucks are red, stopsigns are red too. r-e-d r-e-d.
and for blue,, to the tune of the farmer in 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. the big sky is blue. the ocean is too. Hi ho did you know, b-l-u-e spells blue.
and for yellow….to twinkle twinkle Y-e-ll-o-w. y-e-l-l-o-w. yellow school bus, yellow sun. yellow duckies oh what fun. y-e-l-l-o-w. y-e-l-l-o-w!
and for orange…..to the tune of ten little indians….O-r-a-n-g-e. o-r-a-n-g-e. 0-r-a-n-g-e. Orange is what that spells. Carrots are always orange, oranges are always orange. jack-o-lanterns are always orange, o-r-a-n-g-e.
and for green…to row your boat….g-r-e-e-n. g-r-e-e-n. I know how to spelll green. g-r-e-e-n. Caterpillars are green, and grasshoppers too. I know how to spell green, g-r-e-e-n.
and for purple…to camptown races….p-u-r–p-l-e.purple, purple. p-u-r–p-l-e. purple’s what that spells. purple grapes on the vine. purple juice is fine. p-u-r–p-l-e. purple’s what that spells.
also… there is a really cute book called the Land of Many Colors….it would make a really cute play
Good luck!
Kim Williams Heumann
 Donna Whyte has a great CD with learning songs
Carolyn Lerner
 I’ve used easy tunes…like hi ho derry oh and made up words…great rhyme activity too…like hiho….red is the color of my sled…hiho…
Robin Birdwell Ishmael 
Katharine Vera Noble 
Hee hee…. to the tune of Happy Birthday: G-R-E-E-N, G-R-E-E-N, I know how to spell green, G-R-E-E-N. Grasshoppers are green, caterpillars are too, I know how to spell green, G-R-E-E-N.
 A little harder to do because it’s fast for kindies, but also to Happy Birthday: O-R-A-N-G-E, O-R-A-N-G-E, I know how to spell orange, O-R-A-N-G-E. Carrots are orange, and oranges are too, I know how to spell orange, O-R-A-N-G-E. Nyuk.
This song melts my heart — must have been my favorite when *I* was a kindie in Mrs. Kussmaul’s class. (She was AWESOME.)
Denise Baker Dillman 
The ones that Cheri Smith listed are from Frog Street Press. They have charts with the songs and books with the songs too. (Of course you don’t have to have the charts or the books once you know the words and the tune… :>) My kids love these songs.
Mary Gross-Urbaniak 
Donna Whyte- Sing Yourself Smart. ROY G BIV. Red is a color I like, red is a color I know, red is the color of apples and part of the rainbow. And so on….
Amy Ragozine Canterino 
We use Roy G Biv. Each of the six K classes wears a Tshirt that is a color of the rainbow. Each of their classmates sign it and they wear them on the last day. Whatever class your color is we stand in that order and that particular class sings that part of the song.
Tammy Usher Allen 
Frog Street Press has color songs for each color. They can be found on You Tube and are named for the color ie: The Red Song.
Melinda Bachman 
I like Frog Street too. Used it for awhile before it went digital. Nice booklets as well for the colors and the songs are motivating.
Koan Davis Maurer 
Just came across a book of poems called Hailstones and Halibut Bones, By Mary O’Neill- – poems about colors.

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