Make the gestures listed below with the corresponding lyrics...

Pin Pon - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Game Instructions

1. Pretend to wash your face.
2. Pretend to comb your hair.
3. Rub your eyes pretending you are crying.
4. Pretend to eat soup.
5. Pretend your hands are like stars and they are blinking.
6. Put your hands on the side of your face pretending to go to sleep.
7. Shake hands with the child.


Note: According to "Pin pon" canción infantil cubana que cantó Jorge Guerra en la TV chilena a los niños, the character of Pin Pon from Cuban TV came from the children's song - not the other way around.

Another Version:

Pimpón es un muñeco
muy grande de cartón
se lava la carita
con agua y con jabón
se desenreda el pelo
con peine de marfil
y cuando dé estirones
no llora ni hace así ñañaña
pimpón dame la mano
con un fuete apretón
que quiero ser tu amigo
pimpón pimpón pimpón

English Translation:

Pingpong is a very
Large cardboard doll.
He washes his face
with soap and water,
He combs his hair
with an ivory comb
and when it yanks,
He doesn't cry or go wah wah wah!
Pingpong, give me your hand
with a strong grip,
I want to be your friend
Pingpong, Pingpong, Pingpong.



MP3: Monique Palomares

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Pin Pon

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Jessica Ivonne Basañez for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for the midi tune. 2nd version sent by Carlos Arturo Casas Mendoza and translated by Mama Lisa. Thanks to Calvin Pomerantz for the photo.

¡Muchas Gracias!