Hola! Today in 4 DB we looked at a silly passing game from Latin America about dancing lemons! Part of the reason for the silliness of this game is because of the fact that it is about dancing lemons, but part of it is because of the fact that some of the words in the song are just made-up words that don’t mean anything (but are fun to sing!).

We don’t know how this game started, but we do think that it is from Latin America because of the language, and the mention of two famous Spanish dances – the rondella and the fandango, and because a few people in the class think that lemons are a very common fruit in Mexico!

 The game is a passing game, where you pass an object around the circle on the beat – we started with one object but ended with everyone passing an object, so there were 28 ‘things’ being passed around at the same time – this was a little challenging, because if one person got even a little bit mixed up, it through the whole order of things! We had a lot of fun playing this nonetheless!

We also wondered if in the original game the objects passed around were lemons??

Here is a video of another group of students playing the game - look what happens at 'triki triki tron!'
1/30/2011 11:11:45 pm

1/30/2011 11:12:38 pm

It was hard

2/4/2011 11:39:20 am

Mike why do you think that game was hard,its just passing around.I though it was very fun.

2/21/2011 09:36:49 pm

this game need to passing to people and it is very fun.

the music is hard to remeber.

2/22/2011 05:12:59 pm

cherry, why do you think it is very fun? I think it is kind of hard because you can be out of the game easily by not cooperating and communicating.

2/22/2011 10:13:01 pm

patrick, is the game fun?/????????


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