During our recent study of colors, I decided to play a “Color Song” each day during Music and Movement Time. I looked for songs that were from a few different genres that I felt would inspire movement.
When it was time, I told the kids to listen closely for the color in the song and handed out rainbow streamers to dance with. (Teaching the Little People has a great post about how to make inexpensive rainbow streamers.)
The mystery of it all was very exciting. The kids listened closely, often quietly standing still until the color was revealed. Once they heard the color, they called it out and there was celebratory dancing. We looked forward to a new color song each day.
The last song I played lists many different colors. We danced to it first, then listened more closely and made a a list of all the colors we heard.
6 Color Songs
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- Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. I remember hearing this British R&B 60’s hit played by my dad’s blues band as a child. I was appalled that Daddy was singing about a brown eyed girl since my mom’s eyes were blue. =)
- Black Or White (Single Version)by Michael Jackson. A hit from the early 90’s with a good dancing beat. Some versions begin with a spoken introduction which features a kid arguing with his dad. I just skip past that part.
- Orange Colored Sky by Natalie Cole. A classic 1950’s big band tune redone in 1991.
- Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65. A late 90’s Eurodance song that was overplayed in it’s time. Great dancing beat and fun lyrics (and it’s been long enough I can listen to it again).
- Yellow Submarine by The Beatles. (Not available for download). Can’t pass up this well known song. A great one to sing along to.
- Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes by Kristin Andreassen. My husband introduced me to this adorable and fun song. It was a hit with me as well as the kids. We have very little screen time at daycare but I couldn’t resist sharing the YouTube video for this song with the kids. It’s simple, fun and features a diverse group children singing, drawing, dancing and playing.