The word "huaraca" can be spelled as "guaraca". It comes from the Quechuan word "warak'a".

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 recite the rhyme. Eventually, she drops the handkerchief on a child's back or on his head. If that child notices it, she takes the handkerchief and chases the one who's "It" around the circle until the one who's "It" takes that child's spot in the circle. The second child is now "It". If the one who was "It" is caught before reaching that spot, she continues being "It".

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique for contributing this song!

¡Muchas gracias!