La Cucaracha


This original preschool rhythm stick song is set to the familiar tune of “La Cucaracha”, a traditional Spanish folk song. Encourage your students to play along on their rhythm sticks or claves while practicing gross motor movements,  and rhythm matching. In addition, they will be gaining exposure to Spanish vocabulary while they play. Add this song to either your bug unit or your world culture unit.



Try this preschool rhythm stick song with your class and watch them learn all about rhythm, Spanish vocabulary, and gross motor movements. They will have a blast playing their rhythm sticks in new imaginative ways. Encourage them to experiment with their own ways of playing and share with the class! With this download, you will receive:

  • La Cucaracha digital audio track- Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • La Cucaracha Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments