Help your kids remember the words to the popular nursery rhyme with our I Can Sing a Rainbow lyrics. This free printable is a great visual aid that will help kids learn colour names in a fun and engaging way. It’s perfect for displaying at home, at daycare or in the classroom.
I recently started to teach my toddler colours. Singing I Can Sing a Rainbow was one of the first things that came to mind.
But I realised singing the song on its own wasn’t the best way to help him associate the words with the actual colours. So I made an I Can Sing a Rainbow Printable to help him point to the colours as we sing.
I wanted to share it because I know it’ll help your kids learn their colours too!
Who Sings I Can Sing a Rainbow?
Peggy Lee first sang Sing a Rainbow in 1955 and it’s been popular ever since.
I Can Sing a Rainbow Free Printable
This printable includes the first half of the rainbow nursery rhyme. I created it this way to help younger kids and toddlers follow along.
The I Can Sing a Rainbow lyrics on the printable are:
Red and yellow and pink and green
Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too
Free PDF Download
The printable poster is a PDF download that prints onto a4 paper. You can make it bigger or smaller by changing your printer settings. Just click the 2 per page option.
Looking for a printable with the full lyrics instead?
Find one on Sing Books With Emily
Or learn how to sing a rainbow using sign language at Ways to Make the World a Better Place.
How Can I use the I Can Sing a Rainbow Printable?
Print out and display the PDF as a poster. It’ll brighten up your walls and remind you of the words!
Give your little one a copy of the rainbow nursery rhyme words. Get them to sing the song with you and point to the colours as you say them. Make it harder by singing the songs and asking them to say the colour names as they point to them.
Download the I Can Sing a Rainbow lyrics
Use the tune to help your little one learn their colours today. It’ll soon be their favourite.
Unfamiliar with the original song? Check out our songs to teach colours. There’s a video to help you familiarize yourself with the tune. As well as 9 other songs to help teach kids their colours.
If you found this useful, you may also like our printable colour flashcards. They include 11 of the basic colours kids should know by the time they are 4 years old.