The Debajo de un botón lyrics tell a story you can use in Spanish class.

Children sing the traditional song Debajo de un botón throughout the Spanish-speaking world. It’s also an excellent song for language learners. Here are the Debajo de un botón lyrics for the version that I use in my classes, in addition to the Debajo de un botón letra completa, the longer version.

Below the lyrics, you will find a free download with a printable story book of the song with the Debajo de un botón letra. It has lots of activities and support for singing the song with kids.

Debajo de un botón Lyrics

Debajo de un botón, tón, tón,
que encontró Martín, tín, tín,
había un ratón, tón, tón,
¡ay, que chiquitín! tín, tín.
¡Ay, que chiquitín!, tín, tín,
era aquel ratón, tón, tón,
que encontró Martín, tín, tín,
debajo un botón, tón, tón.

You can hear the song and see the illustrations in the printable book in this video.

Debajo de un botón Lyrics: Longer Version

This is the Debajo de un botón letra for the longer song, with four verses. In some versions the third line of the third verse begins escondió (hid) instead of que metió.

Debajo de un botón, tón, tón,
del Señor Martín, tín, tín,
había un ratón, tón, tón,
¡ay, que chiquitín! tín, tín.
¡Ay, que chiquitín!, tín, tín,
era aquel ratón, tón, tón,
que encontró Martín, tín, tín,
debajo un botón, tón, tón.
Es tan juguetón, tón, tón,
el Señor Martín, tín, tín,
que metió el ratón, tón, tón,
en un calcetín,tín, tín.
En un calcetín, tin, tin,
Vive aquel ratón, tón, tón,
Lo metió Martín, tin, tin
porque es juguetón, tón, tón.

Debajo de un botón Activities

I use this song in preschool and with students in the early grades. Debajo de un botón is a story, so I made a coloring book to illustrate the song. The book has pictures that support the Debajo de un botón lyrics.

I originally made this download for parents and staff at a local preschool.
It has:

  • Story pages with the Debajo de un botón lyrics
  • Cut-outs for stick puppets and other activities
  • Picture cards for games
  • Suggestions for using the materials and additional activity ideas.

With Debajo de un botón, we do a variety of activities related to size, body parts and mice. The descriptions of the activities are in the download.

This song and the activities also fit in well will a mouse theme. Check out our other ideas for preschool Spanish mouse activities.

Printable Book with Debajo de un botón Lyrics

Download the Debajo de un botón Coloring Book and Activities.

Recordings of Debajo de un Botón

There are many recordings of Debajo de un botón available to download from Amazon.  I have used these two with my classes.

Spanish songs for children by Sari Cucien on the CD Patatín, Patatero

Spanish songs for children

Spanish songs for children by Los pequeños diablos on the CD Mis primeras canciones

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Have you used the Debajo de un botón lyrics as a story in your classes? Or do you have another traditional song you sing and tell as a story? Let us know what works for you in the comments below.

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