Grades: Kindergarten to 1st Grade
Summary: Set the colors to music.
I think it's from the LeapFrog book series. I teach my kids the color songs for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, so I'm not really familiar with the rest. This is the first year I did 6 songs- and my first graders could spell each of the color words by the end of each day. (even the ones who couldn't recognize the letters!)
Here's the ones I use:
RED Tune: Happy Birthday
R-E-D spells red. R-E-D spells red. I know how to spell red. R-E-D spells red.
ORANGE Tune: 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians
O-R-A-N-G-E, O-R-A-N-G-E, O-R-A-N-G-E, orange is what that spells. Jack-O'-lanterns are always orange, carrots are always orange, oranges are always orange, O-R-A-N-G-E.
YELLOW Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow. Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow. I like the smiley face that's yellow, he is such a happy fellow, Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
GREEN Tune" Row, Row, Row Your Boat
G-R-E-E-N, G-R-E-E-N, I know how to spell green, G-R-E-E-N.
BLUE Tune: 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.
PURPLE Campton Races (Doo Dah, Doo Dah song)
P-U-R-P-L-E, purple, purple, P-U-R-P-L-E, purple is what that spells.
There are second verses to all of these, but I only taught (and therefore know) the one for orange. The kids loved them, and the parents were very impressed!
Submitted by: Kristin K2FINE@email-removed
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