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8 Fun Rainbow Songs for Kids (with Lyrics)

Here are 8 of the best kids songs about rainbows. Some are popular classics and a few are fun new songs. 

This mix of rainbow songs features favourites from, among others, Peppa Pig, The Wiggles, Super Simple Songs, Barney, and of course, The Wizard of Oz.

These songs about rainbows are great for preschoolers and kindergarteners and will teach the colours in a fun way. Some are also appropriate colour songs for toddlers.

Music is important in early childhood and songs and rhymes teach kids listening skills, language and much more.

Click on the links to listen to the songs on the websites or on YouTube.

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1. Sing a Rainbow

This is the most popular rainbow song, and you probably learnt this one at school. It’s easy to remember and will be a go-to when trying to recall the colours of a rainbow (even as an adult).

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
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me

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 to the tune here

2. The Rainbow Song

Super Simple Songs is my go-to for kid songs. All their songs are great. Teach your kids this version.

I see a rainbow in the sky.
I see a rainbow way up high.
I see a rainbow, look with me.
How many colors can you see?

I see red, orange, yellow, green.
I see blue and indigo.
And I see violet.
The colors of the rainbow.

I see a rainbow in the sky.
I see a rainbow way up high.
I see a rainbow, look with me.
How many colors can you see?

rainbow up in the sky

I see red, orange, yellow, green.
I see blue and indigo.
And I see violet.
The colors of the rainbow.

Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow, rainbow.
Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow, rainbow.

I see a rainbow in the sky.
I see a rainbow way up high.
I see a rainbow, look with me.
How many colors can you see?

3. Rainbow, Rainbow

Here is a fun rainbows song from the popular Peppa Pig.

It’s a rainy, sunny day
The rainbow’s here to play
Rainbow, rainbow
Red, and orange, and yellow, and green, and purple, and blue!
And indigo, too!
Rainbow, rainbow
It’s a rainy, sunny day!

Red is the color of our car, it’s the best!
Orange is the color of Mommy’s favorite dress
Yellow is the color of the sand on the shore
Green is Mr. Dinosaur, grr!
Blue is Grandpa’s boat when it’s bobbing on the sea
Purple is the bunk bed for George and me!
And indigo
Indigo? Do you know what color that is, George?
That’s right! It’s bluey-purple!
Oh, we love indigo!

It’s a rainy, sunny day
The rainbow’s here to play
Rainbow, rainbow
Red, and orange, and yellow, and green, and purple, and blue!
And indigo, too!
Rainbow, rainbow
It’s a rainy, sunny day!

I hope it rains again soon!
I love rainbows!
And muddy puddles!

4. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Although this song doesn’t teach kids about rainbows, how can it be left off this list? It’s a rite of passage for every child. 

Watch the movie and listen to the original version from The Wizard of Oz, by Judy Garland

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, then, oh, why can’t I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can’t I?

5. Rainbow of Colours

A favourite with kids all over the world, The Wiggles have a good song for just about every topic. Listen to their Rainbow of Colours song here.

Purple is the colour of grapes
Red is the colour of cherries
Yellow is the colour of bananas
Me? I like blueberries!

fruit rainbow

We’ve got a rainbow of colours together
Colours that you see here and there
A rainbow of colours together
See them everywhere

Red is the colour of a stop light
Yellow is the colour of canaries
Blue is the colour of the clear sky
Purple is the colour of me!

We’ve got a rainbow of colours together
Colours that you see here and there
A rainbow of colours together
See them everywhere

Rainbow of colours together
(repeat and fade)

6. Rainbow Colors Song

This song by Lingokids is short and sweet and is a good first rainbow song for toddlers.

(Listen and sing!)

Red and yellow and green and blue,
Rainbow colors for me and you!

Colors for me,
Colors for you,

Rainbow colors for me and you.

Red and yellow and green and blue,
Rainbow colors for me and you!

children in rainbow socks

Listen to the tune here.

7. Colors of the Rainbow

This fun rainbow song for preschoolers is by The Giggle Bellies. Listen to the tune here.

Apples are red. Carrots orange.
Lemons are yellow. String beans are green.
Blueberries are blue. Eggplants are indigo.
And violets are violet, well that’s a flower you know!

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet are the colors of the rainbow.
Colors are everywhere you can see.
Yeah, colors were made for you and me!

Roses are red. Pumpkins orange
The sun is yellow. The grass is green.
The sky is blue. Eggplants are indigo.
Violets are violet, well that’s a flower you know!

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet are the colors of the rainbow.
Colors are everywhere you can see.
Yeah, colors were made for you and me!

children playing with a rainbow

Cherries are red. Yams are orange.
Corn is yellow. Peas are green.
Blue Jays are blue. Eggplants are indigo.
And violets are violet, well that’s a flower you know!

Red – Orange – Yellow – Green – Blue – Indigo
And violet are the colors of the rainbow!
Now sing it!
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet are the colors of the rainbow.
Again!
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet are the colors of the rainbow.
And violet are the colors of the rainbow.

Everywhere you look, everywhere you see,
Colors make the world a beautiful place to be!

8. The Rainbow Song

Here’s another cute rainbow kids song by Barney. Listen to the tune here.

Oh I like red it’s the color of an apple
Orange it’s the color of an orange
Yellow its a lemon and a wonderful sun, sun, sun

Green its the color of the trees and lots of things that grow
And then there’s blue for the sky
And purple that’s a color that’s fun, fun, fun

And when you put those colors side by side
Now what do you think we’ve done
We’ve made a rainbow
And it’s a really beautiful one, one, one

Oh I like red it’s the color of an apple
Orange it’s the color of an orange
Yellow its a lemon and a wonderful sun, sun, sun
And my favorite

Green its the color of the trees and lots of things that grow
And then there’s blue for the sky
And purple that’s a color that’s fun, fun, fun
And when you put those colors side by side
Now what do you think we’ve done
We’ve made a rainbow
Oh, we’ve made a rainbow
We’ve made a rainbow
And it’s a really beautiful one

I hope you like these fun kids songs about rainbows! Learning all about rain? Here are some fun rain activities for preschoolers.

Check out this preschool songs list for all kinds of songs and rhymes.


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