Chameleon Coloring Song Lyrics by Peter Weatherall

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Chameleon Coloring Song

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Author: Peter Weatherall
Theme: colours
Age-range: infant-preschool, 4 – 8 years


Download the words of the song:
Chameleon Coloring Song Lyrics


Chameleon Coloring Song” by Peter Weatherall is the perfect song for practicing colours identification with the kids.

English Lyrics:

Chameleon Coloring Song

I’m a chameleon come and you’ll see
How I can change when you color me
Color me red, green and blue
Color me orange and purple too

I’m a chameleon and you are free
To use a crayon to color me
Color me brown, color me yellow
Color me so I’m a pink little fellow

I’m not so fond of black and white stuff
And somehow gray isn’t quite bright enough

I’m a chameleon, stunning to see
When you have finished coloring me

Peter Weatherall

French translation:

La chanson du coloriage du caméléon

Je suis un caméléon viens et tu verras
Comment je peux changer quand tu me colories
Colorie-moi en rouge, vert et bleu
Colorie-moi aussi en orange et violet

Je suis un caméléon et tu es libre
D’utiliser un crayon pour me colorier
Colorie-moi en marron, colorie-moi en jaune
Colorie-moi pour que je sois un petit compagnon rose

Je n’aime pas trop ce qui est en noir et blanc
Et d’une manière ou d’une autre, le gris n’est pas assez brillant

Je suis un caméléon, magnifique à regarder
Quand tu as fini de me colorier

Peter Weatherall


Culture and Vocabulary:

  • Colours: red, green, blue, orange, purple, brown, yellow, pink, black, white, grey.


  • Color, is the preferred spelling in the United States. The rest of the English-speaking world uses the longer form, colour.

DVD Altogether English by Peter Weatherall


  • Pronunciation of the colours: red /rɛd/, green /ˈgɹiːn/, blue /bluː/, orange /ͻ.ʁãӡ/, purple /ˈpəːp(ə)l/, brown /bɹaʊn/, yellow /ˈjɛləʊ/, pink /pɪŋk/, black /blæk/, white /waɪt/, grey /ɡɹeɪ/.
  • Pronunciation of chameleon /kəˈmiːlɪən/.
  • Work on rhymes.

Teaching suggestions:

  • Practice identifying the colors without singing at first;
  • Give your students different colored paper to hold up at the right times while they sing the song.


Video of the Song “Chameleon Coloring Song” in English:

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