Children All Over The World

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“Dress up” your Primary kids like children from all over the world!  Teach Children All Over the World using this Primary singing time ideas that utilizes posters.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Children All Over the World Primary singing time ideas
This idea comes from A Children’s Songbook Companion.

Children All Over the World Posters

Create 6 posters for children to hold or “dress up” using outfits that relate to the various languages found in the song. Draw yours by hand using these images as a guide.

Or, digital versions of these posters are available in the Resource Library.  They print as 20×30 posters that can be printed at your local printer.

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

Danish

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

Tongan

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

German

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

Japanese

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

French

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Lesson Plan for teaching Children All Over the World using Posters

Spanish

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Camille's Primary Ideas: Children All Over the World Primary singing time ideas

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"Thank You" Language Cards

The Songbook Companion also suggests making word cards with the phonetic spellings for “thank you” in the six languages.  Make these in addition to the posters, or omit the posters all together to simplify this activity.

TIP: Put the word cards on strings to be hung around the child’s neck while they are holding up their poster costume.

Children All Over the World Singing Time Idea

Have 6 children come up and hold a poster.  Sing the song.  When that child’s language is sung, have them step forward or do a little dance with their poster.

Repeat with all 6 languages and children holding the respective posters.

Rotate children and sing the song again until all children have had a turn to hold a poster.

Directive Listening Questions

Then while you are teaching the song, there are several questions you can ask.  If children are able to answer correctly, they can come get a turn to hold the poster:
  • “What do these words mean? [thank you]
  • “Listen and count how many foreign languages are sung” [6]
  • 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]

Bear Testimony

Bear Testimony that our Heavenly Father knows and loves His children all over the world. He hears and understands each of our prayers.

Variations for Children All Over the World

For large Primaries, have 6 teachers come up front to hold the posters.  Then have all the teachers stand out of order up front. 

Hang the word-card necklaces on the board.  Children must put the right card on the right teacher in the right order.  Once a match is made, sing the song.  Repeat until all the teachers are in the right order with their correct word card.

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Children All Over the World.

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13 thoughts on “Children All Over The World”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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 ;).

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

    ~Camille

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

    Thanks!

    Erika Garnica

  8. 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.

    ~Camille

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