FREE Spanish Color Poems
These original Spanish color poems are perfect for young children learning Spanish! 
Spanish Color Poems 
 Last fall, we worked through our bilingual color unit with our Preschool and Kindergarten students.  There are an abundance of color songs out there in English, but I couldn’t find the equivalent in Spanish.  There was no time to set anything so music, so I enlisted the help of my best Spanish rhyming buddies.  🙂  Many thanks to Angela, Sandra, and Peggy, for brainstorming and reworking these poems until they were just right.

What makes these poems special?

  • Each color follows the same pattern, so children pick up on the predictable pattern right away.
  • The color word is used three times, giving children repetition to internalize the color.
  • Objects using a variety of articles were chosen, so children would become familiar with the different el/la/los/las versions.
  • Just the right amount of new vocabulary is introduced for young learners, so they stay engaged and not overwhelmed.
  • High-interest topics were chosen to appeal to both boys and girls (Who doesn’t love iguanas, chocolate, and butterflies? hehe)
  • They come with an mp3 version!  If Spanish is not your native language, don’t worry.  Just pop on the audio version to hear the correct pronunciation.
  • Colors vary by region, so we’ve included alternatives for four of the colors.  You are sure to find your choice of color words here!

If you are interested in the “why” behind poems, Spanish Mama has a great post called Why Your Bilingual Child Needs Poetry.

How do I use these poems with my child?

Really, any way that makes it enjoyable for them.  Here are some ideas:
  • Introduce the poem and explain any new vocabulary.
  • Read it together often until children are familiar with it.
  • Use some sort of manipulative (an edible one, like circle shaped cereal is especially popular here) to mark the color word.  When they have found them all, have them underline the color word with the correct color.
  • Assemble all the pages together to make a Color Poem Book.
We combined these poems with our Brown Bear Texture book, Predictable Chart pages, and Color Handprints to make Color Binders.  (Stay tuned for a blog post next week on how we put it all together.)

The free download above comes with the black and white version of the poems.  My children had so much fun with these poems, they begged for resources to go with them.  First up, were these mini-books to keep in our Book Boxes.
Spanish Color Mini-books
Next, we added a color version of the poem pages, and a pocket chart version for shared reading.  If you would like these extra resources, you can find them here at our store or on TpT.
Spanish Color Poem Pack
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  1. These are beautiful. Thank you. We just started learning Spanish. We are unschooling homeschoolers and are excited about learning a new language for fun. Our church has a huge Spanish ministry, so it will be used!

    1. I just sent you an email Monica. If you didn’t receive it, you can go ahead and email me directly at admin(at)spanglishschoolhouse(dot)com, and I will send your color poems right away. 🙂

    1. Hi Brenda! I just sent you an email. If you didn’t receive it, you can go ahead and email me directly at admin(at)spanglishschoolhouse(dot)com, and I will send your color poems right away. 🙂

    1. Hi Maria! If you put your email in the box, they should be delivered right away. Send me an email directly at admin(at)spanglishschoolhouse(dot)com, if you still haven’t received them. 🙂

  2. I filled out my name and email, but didn’t received the color poems. i’ve checked my spam folder to make sure it wasn’t there, and it isn’t. Would you let me know if there is something else I need to do? Thank you.

  3. Your materials are such a blessing as I begin teaching again at age 70 (having gotten rid of all of my former materials). Thank you so very much!

    1. You made my day Susan! Thank you so much for the kind feedback. Please feel free to email me if there are any specific materials you are missing. 🙂

    1. Hola Brianda! Yes, I do love all of the differences that different regions bring to the Spanish language. Here in Colombia, we use café and in Panamá, chocolate was the preferred term for brown. Since we are in Colombia, I originally created these poems with what my children were familiar with. However, in the Spanish Color Poem pack we include many variations like marrón, rosa and rosada, morado and púrpura, so people can choose the terms they are most familiar with. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 😊

  4. Hi Jana! I love your site. This is my new favorite hot spot. I just started teaching Spanish again after staying home with my kiddos. Your poems are super cute. How can I download them?

  5. I work with children ages 5 -7 of Mixtec farm workers from Oaxaca. Escuela is now on TV due to the pandemic but our families have no electricit. Your FREE Spanish Color Poems is going to be a real hit with my Kindy and 1st graders. Muchas Gracias!!

  6. I think this is a awesome idea for kids. Even preschoolers can take advantage of this opportunity. Thanks again I'm going to enjoy this. I'm bilingual but this was s easy enough for anybody.

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