El patio de mi casa - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Game Instructions

The children form a circle holding hands and walk around singing the first part of the song. When they reach "agáchate y vuélvete agachar" they should squat twice. When they reach "chocolate" they stop walking around and go forwards raising their arms. Then on "estirar…" they go backwards stretching their arms to form a large circle without letting go of each others' hands.



Many thanks to Alicia Calvo for singing this song for us.

"El patio de mi casa" is a very well-known circle game. If you go on YouTube you can see people playing it in schools, at weddings and even in pools!
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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - El patio de mi casa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Cleofé García González for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for translating it, creating the midi music and for the illustration.

¡Muchas gracias!