I’m going to just use the idea posted on Sugardoodle using the Children’s Songbook Companion book and posters. Below are the posters I made. They were kind of a bear to make.
But that said, I recently digitized my posters! You can find download them using the button at the bottom of this post. They print as 20×30 posters that can be printed at Costco or at your local printer. There is also a version that someone shared on the Primary Music Leaders Facebook Group too that you can check out! These print as 11×17 documents. Or feel free to copy the images by hand. Either way, I highly suggest having them laminated!
The Songbook Companion also suggests making word cards with the phonetic spellings for “thank you” in the six languages. I put the word cards on strings to be hung around the child’s neck when they are holding up their poster costume.
- “What do these words mean? [thank you]
- “Listen and count how many foreign languages are sung” 
- Help children practice pronouncing the six words. Sing them several times
- “Where are tender voices heard?” [all over the world]
- “What do Heavenly Father’s children all over the world do at the end of day? [kneel and pray]
- What does each child say in his own special way? [thank you]
- Who hears them? [Heavenly Father]
- What else do we learn about Heavenly Father [ that he knows, loves, and understands the language of every person]
For those with large a large primary, I’d suggest having 6 teachers come up front to hold the posters. Then have all the teachers stand out of order up front and hang the word-card necklaces on the chalkboard and the kids have to put the right card on the right teacher in the right order. Put one in order then sing the whole song. Keep adding until all the teachers are in the right order with their correct word card.
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Children All Over the World.
13 thoughts on “Children All Over The World”
I've been teaching this song the last few weeks and the kids LOVE it!
I did this today, but printed pictures of these country's flags (and I'm going to laminate them soon to use again). On the back, I put the pronunciation and the kids wore them around their necks. They get to hold up their flag when the song gets to their country. It worked great!
I made these for teaching the song this Sunday. I used water colors to paint them. It went quickly and they turned out great. The kids are going to love them. Thanks so much for all the great ideas!
Wow! Those look like a lot of work – but SO cute. You're awesome. I get to sub for a while (chorister is on bedrest), so I'm glad to have all your fun ideas to help me out!
Hey Ashley! Yeah, they were a bit of work but SO worth it – I pull them out every single year and the kids love them. I just need to get them laminated before they fall apart!! I'm happy you get to sub for a while ;).
Just got called to be the primary chorister- so nervous as I don't sing well or even know how to lead the music but I've been looking at hundreds of ideas and this is one of the best (and cutest I've seen)! Such a great idea (will be using this idea just before Thanksgiving 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!
Super cute and super talented
Do you leave them black/white or What do you use to color them? Marker? Crayons? paint? etc. Thanks!
Hi Steve and Cyndi!
I ended up using one color on each poster using markers. I colored the flowers purple on the Polynesian girl and left the rest black and white, I only colored the scarf orange on the Spanish boy, etc. It helped a lot without being too much work. I hope that answers your question!
Do you sing the whole song each time? Do you use a flipchart or something for the rest of the song? Haha sorry, I've just never heard this song, and I'm excited to teach it!!
Hi Liz Price,
Yes, we sing the whole song each time. I usually post the words for the entire song. You can check out my "Posting Words" tab with more information on how I do that. I hope that helps :).
I've never had any posters printed at Costco before, so this may seem like a dumb question, but how would I go about doing this? Would I bring them smaller printed copies and ask them to enlarge them into 20X30 posters? Or is it enough to have the PDFs saved on my phone and to let them access them on my phone?
Please let me know as soon as possible, as I'll have to get them printed no later than tomorrow to use this Sunday.
Hi The Auction Guru!
THANK YOU so much for this comment! It mad me realize that I didn't upload the JPEG files in order to print at Costco! I've updated the post with the JPEG files so you can upload those at costco.com, choose 20×30 size prints and pick up in the warehouse.
I hope that answers your question! If not, let me know how I can clarify.