Bartolo tenía una flauta - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Alternate version:

Bartolo tenía una flauta
con un agujero solo
y su madre le decía
- Toca la flauta Bartolo.

English Translation

Bartolo had a flute,
With only one hole in it,
And his mother would tell him
"Play the flute, Bartolo".

Game Instructions

The children form a circle and choose one kid who goes a little farther away, while the group chooses a leader. The players start the game imitating the leader, i.e. pretending to play an instrument while singing the song. Then the first child goes to the middle of the circle and tries to find out who the leader is. If he figures out who is the leader, he joins the circle and the leader goes away while the group chooses another leader. If he doesn't find out who the leader is, the game goes on till he does. You can play as many rounds as you'd like.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Lila Pomerantz for the drawing!