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What colour / color is Christmas?

Target English: Very Slow Colours Review

Target grade: Kindergarten to Junior High school 1





What colour is Christmas?
by Richard Graham

What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas Eve?

It's red, red, red, red.
White, white, white, white.
Green, green, green, green.
Gold, gold, gold,.

What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas Eve?

It's blue, blue, blue, blue
Purple, purple, purple, purple
Orange, orange, orange, orange
Silver, silver, silver,

What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas?
What colour is Christmas Eve?

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The aim with CD10 is rather than just teaching Christmas words such as "snowman" or "santa", we can actually use the magic of Christmas to re-teach some popular English themes in a fun way.

So this one is for teaching colours (or colors if you prefer). Simply point to something in the classroom, or Baby Monkey's pictures, when that colour appears.

This is a very slow song to practice some colours along with a Christmas feel.


And here is a video of Lucky's Students in Hong Kong:



You can get this song on Genki English Vol. 10




Readers' Comments

I was not going to use this song this year with my older students, as I thought they might find it too slow. During the Austrian workshop we sang the song and then touched things that were the same colour as we were singing. These objects can be things in the classroom or even clothing. I did set some general guidelines about not rushing at the one boy with green house shoes or my gold rings!! I was amazed to see how children, from 6 through to 11, used this song today. They really enjoyed the song and the activity together. Of course the level of English is easy for older children; however I felt it was a good exercise in class interaction, spacial awareness and general manners!

I have also used the karaoke whilst the children are playing games like the dice game. I remember reading that slower music, resting heartbeat, is good for the concentration!! The only thing I would say is I cannot get this song out of my head now!!!

Thank you Richard for giving me this idea as I think it is a nice song and needs to be given a different twist to appeal to my students! - Flossy