Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle. The person who is "It" goes around the outside of the circle holding a handkerchief while all of the kids are singing the song. Eventually, she drops the handkerchief behind a child's back. That child has to pick up the handkerchief and chase the one who's "It" around the circle until the one who's "It" takes the 2nd child's spot. The second child is now "It". If the one who's "It" is caught first, she continues being "It".

Regarding the version below, Ana wrote: "I don't quite understand the part where they clap hands but it could be:

'Alarga a roda que eu também lá quero entrar' which I've found on the blog of a Portuguese girl. It means, "enlarge the circle because I want to go in also".
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ana Ruellon for translating this song for us!