"Arroz con leche" is sung all over the Spanish speaking world.

Arroz con leche - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Repeat the song faster and faster.

Game Instructions

The children stand in a circle holding hands, while one kid goes in the middle. The children walk around while singing the first verse.

The child in the middle runs in the middle of the circle. Then he chooses a child by pointing to him or her while singing "Con éste (or ésta) sí". Then he points to another child and sings, "Con éste (or ésta) no". Then he points to the first kid again singing, "Con esta señorita (or este señorito) me caso yo". The two kids hold hands and dance in the circle.

Then first child who was in the middle joins the outer circle. The other kid runs in the middle of the circle and choses a new child to join her.

The game continues until all the people in the circle are "married".



Thanks to Susan Pomerantz for playing this tune on piano.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Arroz con leche

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song. Translation by Mama Lisa.

¡Muchas gracias!