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Children learning Spanish catch on quickly when they are actively engaged in activities that include dancing and singing. Music is a great way to help children hear vocabulary and grammar in context and dancing allows us to apply multiple areas of learning while practicing new songs. By including multiple learning styles in activities, auditory, kinesthetic, visual ect….  new concepts become more familiar  and are easily committed to memory. Especially when learning something new is presented in a fun and exciting way. This game has plenty of repetition, great musical rhythm, and  a wonderful game of “freeze” as well.

 

123 Momia Es is a playground game enjoyed by children all over South America and Mexico. In the United States the game can be loosely compared to the US versions of  red light green light. Written by the talented Elizabeth Carmona of Chili, the song is delightfully fun.

 

One of the children in the group is selected and faces something solid, such as a tree or a wall. The group is behind her, and they are trying to move forward while her back is to them. She sings, Un, dos, tres Momia Es, as she swirls around, trying to catch anyone moving. The group tries to stand perfectly still, like they are frozen. If she catches someone moving that child must go back to the starting line. The game continues with the dancers moving to the phrase sung 1, 2, 3 Momia Es, until the first one to reach her gets to take her place. Enjoy and have fun singing and dancing along!!!!!!

 

Lyrics to  1-2-3 Momia

 

Saqué leche de la vaca,
de la vaca leche saqué.
Me tropecé con mi balde,
de leche yo me empapé.
Saqué la lengua afuera,
se me arrugó la nariz,
se me cerraron los ojos
y puse la cara así.
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es!
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es! (pausa)

Saqué un limón de un árbol,
de un árbol saqué un limón.
le di una mascadita,
estaba muy ácido.
Saqué la lengua afuera,
se me arrugó la nariz,
se me cerraron los ojos
y puse la cara así.
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es!
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es!(pausa)

Saqué mora de la mata,
de la mata mora saqué.
Tenía muchas espinas,
la mano yo me clavé.
Saqué la lengua afuera, se me arrugó la nariz,
se me cerraron los ojos y puse la cara así.
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es!
Un, dos, tres. Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres. ¡Momia es!(pausa)

 

Enjoy the video by a Chilean animation studio, Atiempopreescolar.

 

 

At Solecito School children learn many songs and games from traditional Spanish culture, and these are some of the most enjoyable and memorable times we have together at our school. We hope you will join us! 


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