Friends Around the World Freebie!

Monday, December 3, 2012

We began our travels around the world today!

We will learn how different countries celebrate the holidays. I always put a world map on my board in December so we can see where the places we will travel to are located. I have been asked for years where I got my children for the board. The book is no longer in print and I can't even find a used copy. I had my  international children scanned and turn into a PDF for you. Please note they are really old! But it's an easy way for you to get your Friends Around the World bulletin Board started! I have attached it to "google docs" with the link below. You will need to print most of them on 11x17 paper. I'm sure there is a way to make them smaller when you print them 
( I just don't know how)
included are USA and Hawaii 
(I know same country but Hawaii is fun to travel too)
Germany, Israel, Africa, Sweden, Mexico and England
I'd love to hear from you if you like them!

Today we visited Germany and learned 
about the Tannenbaum. Then on a large chart paper we sequenced how to decorate a tree. Then the children copied the steps on a piece of paper that they rolled up to put in side a TP roll. Next they made a mini Tannenbaum to glue on the front. If you are interested in more "Friends Around the World ideas see the link below to my store.

We  also made a describing map of what 
you might see on a Tannenbaum!

This is a picture of a sequencing mural
 I made last year!

Here is this years completed December quilt!
The reindeer are their hand prints.

Large International children PDF


  1. I'd love to have a copy of your international children as I am also "going around the world" with my four-year-olds. When I tried to retrieve the document, I was denied access even though I have a Google account. How can I get a copy?

    Thank you!

    1. I think I figured it out. Thank you for letting me know. I'm new at this :) Kim

  2. Hi, Kim. I tried to download a copy of the friends around the world pdf but no luck. It said that I didn't have permission and I'd have to request it from you. I think that is what it meant anyway. ;)

    My school email is if you wouldn't mind sending it directly. I sure would appreciate it! Have a great day!

  3. What a nice mural- I love your website and have used many ideas from it but my favorite are the quilts- I quilt for pleasure so figuring out quilts that I can do with my little ones is great fun and a way to incorporate both of the things that I love. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
    Regards from Snowy Alberta,

    1. Hi Anna,
      I'm so happy you are enjoying the quilt ideas. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

  4. Starting your unit tomorrow. Can't wait.