Juan Pequeño Baila

Juan Pequeño Baila

Little John Dances
Primary Spanish action song to help children learn and pronounce the names of parts of the body in Spanish.
Actions:  Point to each body part as you sing its name.

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Read the words and join in with the song, or go to iTunes where there is also a separate English translation track:



Start by singing:
Juan pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan pequeño baila,
baila con …

Now add a body part:
… el dedo    the finger
Con el dedo, dedo, dedo,

así baila Juan pequeño.

Little John dances,
dances, dances, dances.

Little John dances,
dances with … (the) his finger.
With his finger, finger, finger,
that’s how little John dances.

(Note:  The Spanish use THE but in English ‘ownership’ of the body part is included  =  His/her/its finger)

Repeat the song adding a new body part to the list each time: 

Juan Pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan Pequeño baila,
baila con …

El dedo         the finger
La mano       the hand
El codo          the elbow
El hombro   the shoulder
La cabeza    the head
El culo           the bottom
La rodilla     the knee
El pie              the foot

This is the complete rendition of the song:

Juan pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan pequeño baila,
baila con el dedo.
Con el dedo, dedo, dedo,
Con la mano, mano, mano,
Con el codo, codo, codo,
Con el hombro, hombro, hombro,
Con la cabeza, cabeza, cabeza,
Con el culo, culo, culo,
Con la rodilla, rodilla, rodilla,
Con el pie, pie, pie
¡Así baila Juan Pequeño!

For more about ‘The Body’ in Spanish try this:
Parts of the Body

For more free song recordings go to:
A Green Mouse Spanish Songs for Children

Index to all resources:

French for Children
Spanish for Children