Environmental Songbook 75 / 102

The Colors of Earth

By Sarah Pirtle

in The Wind is Telling Secrets by Sarah Pirtle

www.sarahpirtle.com

Lyrics

CHORUS:
We are made of the colors of earth.

Each color is different, each color is true.

We are made of the colors of earth.

And I love the colors that made you.

 

1: When I look in the eyes of my friends,

I can see topaz, I can see sky.

The green and the gray of the sea rolling by

and a dazzling brown river in the morning.

 

2: When I look at the hands of my friends,

I can see chestnut, I can see corn.

The color of wheat fields and a dappled brown fawn.

And the rain-kissed black trees in the morning.

 

CHORUS

Signing the Chorus:

 

We are made of the colors of the earth

we = sweep shoulder to shoulder,

made = twist stacked fists,

color = wiggle fingers by chin,

earth = one fist orbits around the other.

 

Each color is different. Each color is true.

different = crossed index fingers then go apart,

true = index moves forward from mouth

 

We are made of the colors of earth. And I love the colors that made you.

love = crossed hands in fist pressed to heart,

you = point to all in a sweep.

 

Additional Information:

Use with the picture book -- ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH

by Sheila Hamanaka, William Morrow, 1994.

 

Activity: With a partner explore stories about your hands, differences, similiarities.

See Lesson Plans for more information.

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