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  1. Mary Prickett says:

    I have been asked to prepare a music program for children and families at a community centre that supports vulnerable families. This resource is just what I need – thank you so much, it will make a difference to the development of our young ones and provide a sense of joy, not to mention language development for our new Australians (both Mums and toddlers).

  2. Nicole Sweeney says:

    Would I be able to upload some of these to a ClassDojo stories????

  3. Here’s a traditionally older one I have used before:
    “”Mary” wore her “red” shirt(or dress, or pants)
    Red shirt,red shirt. Mary wore her red shirt all day long.”
    The song continues using all the friends in the circle with the different colored clothes they are wearing that day.

  4. Thank you, I love these songs and will use them in my Wednesday Wiggler Program in the Library.

  5. Emma Williamson says:

    I’m supposed to teach a lesson in a nursery school. I think I’ve just found my topic for the day.

  6. How cool are these songs that you have selected, the kids love to sing, so they learn singing quickly about the colors

  7. Thanks! I am an elementary art teacher, and we do rotations with students. I was searching for some fun songs my kindergarteners can sing on the rug while I collect the paintings from the last group and reset the tables. Thanks for making me the list – this will be an awesome start!!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Great! Glad to hear they will be helpful!

  8. This is a great resource. I just put a link to this page on my blog!

  9. Thank you so much for the list of songs…they are great!
    I was wondering about Color Chant…is this a rhythmic chant or is there a tune for it?


  11. Sr. Michaela Paris says:

    Dear friends,
    Are these music books for sale please? If so, would you kindly guide me on how to purchase them and any other item please?
    Kind regards,
    Sr. Michaela

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I’m sorry, but I don’t have any music books for sale at this time.

  12. suziehomemaker says:

    these are great. we used in homeschool when she was 2. she learned colors so we are on to other things. but great songs to help them learn!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I’m sorry I don’t have any audio versions of the song. The songs are sung to familiar tunes (the names of the tunes are on each song page, such as Row, Row, Row Your Boat). Maybe in the future I’ll add some audio versions for y’all!

  13. cheri jackson says:

    thank you so very much for your Website,Im in school taking up Early Child Hood,and Im praying to open up my very own small Day care . I thank God that I came across your site,
    You are a blessing, Thanks May God Bless Cheri Jackson

  14. Hello,I would like to thank you for all these wonderful songs,but what really i need is how to find a suitable music to match along with those songs,do you have any suggestion or idea

    Thank you

  15. Sheila Torres says:

    Loved the songs Thank you. I work in a french school in Africa called Arc en Ciel which means rainbow, so these are great.

  16. Ketan Hein says:

    I love your website! It’s full of great information, ideas, songs, and other activities! I teach kindergarten students and I love your songs! Is there anyway you could create a link to music files for each song?
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  17. Thanks so much for the great list! My preschoolers will love all of these! The only reason for my comment is that I noticed in the chant/fingerplay 5 little crayons there is not a verse for the color red. It goes right from orange to green. Is that the way this song really goes or was the ‘red finger’ just skipped? Thanks!

  18. Red and yellow and pink and green
    Purple and orange and blue
    I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow … sing a rainbow too
    Listen with your eyes and hear everything you see
    I can sing rainbow, sing a rainbow … sing a rainbow too

    1. Hi Dyanne,
      when my grand-daughters sang this song they had just learnt at school it made me mad.Why are children being taught the wrong colours in the wrong order for the rainbow? My research showed that this song was written for a film & not intended to teach at all. I couldn’t find a rainbow song I liked to teach my grand-children so I wrote one. I’m happy now they have adopted it in their school. I guess sometimes being mad is a good motivator.
      The song link is on this page.

      1. I teach pre-k at a little school at church, and several years ago I wrote a rainbow song, with the colors in the right order. (There’s a similar song above.) In our class we sing, to the tune of “twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”:
        “Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue,
        Purple’s in the rainbow, too.
        God puts rainbows in the sky,
        When the rainstorms pass us by.
        Red, orange, yellow, green and blue,
        Purple’s in the rainbow,too.

        1. Angela Thayer says:

          Oh I LOVE that! Thank you for sharing, Annie!

      2. It is a cambridge english song.

    2. Angela Curry says:

      How cool! I am 39 & can remember this song clear as day as it was our kindergarten song ๐Ÿ˜Š

  19. Here is another color song that is great for matching rhymes. You just need a box of crayons.

    (Sung to the song 5 Little Ducks)
    “So many crayons in my box for you,
    Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones two
    But the one little crayong that I like best
    Rhymes with the word….. Burple..”

    Children shout: “Purple!!”

    Repeat with various colors

  20. lindy harris says:

    Lovely songs – I will teach them to all our 53 teachers in our 18 centres in under-resourced areas in Gauteng South Africa (will translate them into Zulu, Xhosa and Twana…

  21. Thank You very much.Really beautiful.

  22. Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings says:

    These are wonderful! I loved your Transition songs, and know we will love these too!! Thanks Angela ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re feeling well!!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Thank you, Amy!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your preschool songs and chants, too!

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