"...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass..."

Alma 37:6

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello Song Twist

Hello Song - CS p. 260

  • Flags for a few different countries
  • "Hello" in those country's languages
**I've also seen others make a die with different country/languages on it that the children roll**

So basically you have the person visiting choose a flag and sing the Hello Song with "hello" in whatever language is spoken in the country's flag that is pulled!  Simple and fun.

I got 4x6 flags for under $2 each plus shipping and taxes on a website called United States Flag.  They came in this week!  I'm super excited to use them!  They are bigger than I thought they would be, and probably prefer, but these were the smallest size this website had.  And these flags will belong to the Primary so I'm not too worried about it!

I also found toothpick size flags on Amazon, but I knew that was too small for me.

I tried to choose familiar countries with easy-ish "hello's."  The song easily fits 2-syllable greetings; ones that are shorter or longer are a bit tricky to fit in but it's doable and makes it challenging and more fun for the kids I think!  Keeps them on their toes.  ;)

These are the countries/languages with their "hello's" I'm using:
  • Austrailia [English]- G'day
  • China [Chinese] - Ni hao (NEE-how)
  • France [French] - Bonjour (bohn-ZHOOR)
  • Germany [German] - Guten Tag (GOOT-en tahk)
  • India [Hindi] - Namaste (nah-mah-STAY)
  • Israel [Hebrew] - Shalom (sha-LOHM)
  • Italy [Italian] - Ciao (chow)
  • Japan [Japanese] - Konnichiwa (koh-NEE-chee-wah)
  • Mexico [Spanish] - Hola (OH-lah)
  • USA [English] - Hello

Others I might add later:
  • Brazil/Portuguese - Ola (OH-lah)
  • Philippines/Tagalog - Oy (oee)
  • Finland/Finnish - P'iv (PIE-vah)
  • Swahili - Jambo (JAM-bo)
  • Welsh - Bore da (BOH-ray DAH)
  • Fiji - Bula bula (BU-la BU la)
  • Czech - Nazdar (NAH-zdar)