Friendly Greetings From Around the World

Teach your child ways to say "Hello" from every corner of the globe.
Nov 28, 2012



Friendly Greetings From Around the World

Nov 28, 2012

What you need:

  • World map 
  • Pen 
  • Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Push pins or thumb tacks 

Greetings to Start Your Collection 

  • Hello ... USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
  • Apa kabar (AH-pah KAH-bar) ... Indonesia
  • Ciao (chow) ... Italy
  • Salut (sa-LEW) ... France
  • Tag, wie geht's? (TAG, vee-GETS) ... Germany
  • Hola (OH-lah) ... Spain, Mexico
  • Kia ora (KEE-ah OH-rah) ... New Zealand (Maori)
  • Chao (chow) ... Vietnam
  • Goede dag (GOO-tuh DAHG) ... Netherlands
  • Goddag (god-DAH) ... Denmark
  • Szervusz (SAIR-voos) ... Hungary

What to do:

  1. Cut speech bubbles out of paper.
  2. Write the greetings from our list on the speech bubbles.
  3. Pin the greetings on the appropriate country (or countries) on a map of the world.
  4. You can also include some informal greetings as well. ("Hi" — USA; "How's it going, mate?" — Australia)
  5. Use online or library resources to find greetings from other countries, as well as other information about life in other countries.
Writing Activities
Age 10
Age 9
Age 8
Countries, Continents, Regions
Research Skills