Liliana sent this song with the note: "I want to contribute a children's game song that I sang as a child in Colombia. It's called 'El puente está quebrado'"…


*Literally paddock (a pen where they parade racehorses before a race).

Game Instructions

We would make a round and two children would hold hands to form a bridge. The round would pass under the bridge and whoever passed when the song ended was caught and had to choose which side of the bridge s/he wanted to join. Then s/he would go behind the child s/he had chosen and the game went on until all the children had chosen. At the end, there were two rows facing each other and the children "bridge" would have a tug of war, the row that remained standing would win… very funny!!!


This is played to the same game as Oranges and Lemons.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Liliana Guzmán for contributing this song. Translated by Tatie Monique and Mama Lisa.

¡Muchas gracias!

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