Friendly Greetings From Around the World

Teach your child ways to say "Hello" from every corner of the globe.



Friendly Greetings From Around the World

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