Colors All Around

by Rachel on April 9, 2012

Colors All Around

This week’s song topic comes courtesy of my mother-in-law, a special education teacher who works with young children. Every month I make her a CD of Listen & Learn songs to use in her classroom, and she creates amazing visual supports to accompany the songs.

This weekend I asked her what kinds of goals her students were working on, and she gave me a long list. At the top of it was learning the basic colors, and since I hadn’t written a color song in a while, the choice was easy.

Colors All Around focuses on the colors of the rainbow — though I simplified a bit, leaving out indigo and substituting violet with purple. I included three examples of each color and envision the song being used as a sort of “I Spy” game.


Colors All Around

When it came to recording this week, I kept it super simple. Guitar and vocals, a throwback to the original Listen & Learn song style. This one is all about the lyrics, after all. Which songs about color are you digging lately?


P.S. Join our Facebook group for even more tips and resources from Listen & Learn, and interact with others who help children grow through music.


Songbook: Tapping, Shaking, Music Making!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Janet Stephens April 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

GREAT song! Would work great with our brightly colored products.

Reply

Rachel April 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

Thanks, Janet! Glad you like the song…and yes, I definitely envision this being used with all kinds of colorful musical instruments!

Reply

Leave a Comment


nine − 6 =

Previous post:

Next post:

                      


© 2010-2015, Rachel Rambach. Want a website like this? Get the Thesis Theme.