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Pegando

Singing & Clapping  Game

Name of Game:

Pegando

Kicking

Translation into English:

Category:

Singing and Clapping

Country of Origin:

Peru

Where did you learn it?:

School and with friends

How many players?:

2 (or multiples of 2)

Gender:

Both

Where is it played?:

Anywhere

 

This is in pairs, there can be lots of pairs - standing and facing each other

It is clapped to a song (in Spanish - see below)

 

At the end of the clapping and singing the pair freezes.

 

The one who stays absolutely still the longest “wins” - no giggling no moving. Those who moved are pinched (or kicked?)!

 

The clapping rhythm starts:

Right hands up - facing down & Left hands down facing up

 

Bring right hands down for clap 1

 

Reverse with left hands coming down for clap 2

 

ring right hands down for clap 3

 

Reverse with left hands coming down for clap 4

 

Clap your own hands together for clap 5

 

Clap your two hands against the hands of your facing partner clap 6

 

Shake both hands to the right twice (7 & 8)

 

Clap your own hands together for clap 9

Clap your two hands against the hands of your facing partner (clap 10)

 

Shake both hands to the left twice (11 & 12)

 

So with the song the clapping is (capital letters for each beat)

 

“deBAjo del puENte

haBIa una serPIENte

verDAD que SI?

tiLIN tiLIN (hands to right)

verDAD que NON?

toLON toLON (hands to right)

 

si te RIEs o te MUEves

te daRE un penisCON

o UN pataDON”

 

THEN EVERYONE FREEZES. The first one to move gets pinched

How to play:

Aim of game:

To get the coordination right and to be able to freeze

Average time needed to play:

10 minutes

Age Range:

4+

Rosa

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