Much to my astonishment, I checked the stats yesterday and found that this PrimaryinZion blog you’re looking at, right here, has visitors from 176 countries. Read my thoughts about it at What’s Primary like in Nepal or Bahrain?
I’m mystified how this happens — I’m just posting ideas, many generously contributed by guest authors. I’m thrilled that so many folks all over the world find this blog useful as we join hands with our children on our way back to the God who made us all. (Comments always welcome below! We’d love to hear from YOU!)
As children begin to realize that there is more to the world than their town, ward or branch, they too may be asking “um. . . who else is here” in God’s kingdom? Looking to add more multicultural flavor to your Primary? Try these ideas:
- How children sing “Popcorn Popping” in Israel
- Hello Song in multiple languages made easy!
- As children learn sign language for songs, teach them that this is more than fun finger-play. It is an actual language for children and grownups who can’t hear. They can “talk” using their hands. See Curing fidgety fingers and uniting the children: Sign Language and music! Children might discuss the advantages of sign language (you can communicate even across a crowded, noisy room) and disadvantages (it’s harder to have a private conversation).
- Teaching kids about refugees: Activity Days book club or geography study
God bless the children — ALL the children — wherever in the world they are.