International Night Cultural Celebration

Monday, May 15

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Students parade, dances, and song performances begin at 6:00 pm. Please arrive early.

*scroll down for ACTIVITIES *

International Night Celebration 2017 info

When is the Celebration?: Monday, May 15, 2017

Where will the Celebration be held?: Hillcrest Elementary School

At what time should we show up?: Food trucks open at 5:30 pm. The Celebration begins with a student parade at 6:00 pm. Students will start dancing and singing around 6:15 or 6:20 pm. The celebration goes until we pass out from exhaustion j-k or until about 8:00 pm as planned. 

What should I bring to the celebration?:

PUBLICATIONS for Parents, Volunteers, and Students:

  1. Announcement Poster - TONIGHT! May 15th!
  2. Home Flyer
  3. Volunteer Flyer
  4. Invitation
  5. Program of Events for Student Year end Choir Concert and Dance Concert coupled with International Night
  6. Country Culture Questionnaire
  7. Countries of the World List
  8. In School Daily International Activities for Students

International Week Daily Activities 2017 

Download the activity sheet here - Teachers will provide one for your child at school.


*Earn a GRAND PRIZE ticket, intercultural learning and prizes by completing 11 activities of your choice.


C1) ¨ Complete Cool Country Report  *Version 1* *Version 2* *Explore the World Research Country or City*

C2) ¨ Find a CURRENT EVENT and talk about it with an adult or write a summary

C3) ¨ Learn about the United Nations

C4) ¨ Learn about UNESCO

C5) ¨ Interview a person who was born in, visited, or lived in a different country than yours with your own ?’s Talk with a relative friend or acquaintance that’s been to another country about their experience. What they did, like, food, language, culture, festivals, landmarks, people, art, a dance, famous people, etc.

C6) ¨ Make a friend with someone from a different country than you're from and ask questions about their country or culture.



D1) ¨ Dress in traditional clothing on Friday, May 12th

D2) ¨ Perform a dance rehearsal for international night

D3) ¨ With a parent’s help, watch an int’l dance online, ex. RUSSIA or PERU or PERU II

D4) ¨ Learn a new dance

D5) ¨ Dance the maypole dance with family/friends



G1) ¨ Play the National Geographic game

G2) ¨ Identify 10 country’s flags in the hallway w/ friend

G3) ¨ Make an international menu book and name it: "The 7 Best Recipes on the Planet" - *KidsGetCooking* or *20 Easy International Recipes* or *R4HKchildcare* or *The International Low Salt Cookbook*

G4) ¨ Play an international game of your choice

G5) ¨ Play Pictionary using a foreign language

G6) ¨ Play “Where in the World is Mr. Holmgren?”

Individual Where in the World is...Game Boards

World Sheet 1 * World Sheet 2 * World Sheet 3 * World Sheet 4 * World Sheet 5 * World Sheet 6 * World Sheet 7 * World Sheet 8 * World Sheet 9 * World Sheet 10 * World Sheet 11 * World Sheet 12 * World Sheet 13 * World Sheet 14 * World Sheet 15 * World Sheet 16 * World Sheet 17 * World Sheet 18 * World Sheet 19 * World Sheet 20 * World Sheet 21 * World Sheet 22 * World Sheet 23 * World Sheet 24 * World Sheet 25 * World Sheet 26 * World Sheet 27 * World Sheet 28 * World Sheet 29 * World Sheet 30 * World Sheet 31 * World Sheet 32 * World Sheet 33  * World Sheet 34 * World Sheet 35 * World Sheet 36 * World Sheet 37 * World Sheet 38 * World Sheet 39 * World Sheet 40 * World Sheet 41* World Sheet 42 * World Sheet 43 * World Sheet 44 * World Sheet 45

G7) ¨ Play the scavenger hunt game

G8) ¨ Play Dora's Superamarket Bingo

G9) ¨ Play an Olympic or Greek game or race: standing jump, sprint, runs, throw, basketball shootout, discus, ball kick, shoot, timed jump rope, shot-put, triple jump, soccer shoot, soccer kick, relay, hop, pass and catch, etc. during recess with friends/at home

Ideas * A games * B games * C games * D games * E games * F games *




T1) ¨ Fill out the 7 continents worksheet

T2) ¨ 7 Wonders, Continents, Word Search, Hello matching

T3) ¨ Learn about 10+ animals that live on different continents

T4) ¨ On a map, color the countries you would like to learn about and would like to visit - World Map with Countries

T5) ¨ On a map, color the countries you’ve visited - World Map with Countries

T6) ¨ On a map, label the names of 10+ countries - World Map with Countries



M1) ¨ Make a “thankyou” dancing dragon card - Dancing Dragon Card COLOR or BLACK/WHITE

M2) ¨ Listen to international music in the cafeteria during lunch

M3) ¨ Play a song from a different country on the musical instrument of your choice or drum the tune.

M4) ¨ Make your flag for the international parade

M5) ¨ Make a multilingual/multicultural POSTER with your class about a country or place of your choice - USA included.

M6) ¨ Complete a Cultural project ¨ Complete Cool Country Report  *Version 1* *Version 2* *Explore the World Research Country or City*

M7) ¨ Watch Jose Luis Orozco’s classroom songs

M8) ¨ Color a page from “Children from Around the World”



A1) ¨ Create a “show-off” display for international night * – like a country flag from Lego’s, * Pinay - Philippines Lego flag *

A2) ¨ Make and decorate a teepee. * A * B * C *

A3) ¨ Poster contest could be a city, a country, or another international topic (with 10 interesting facts)

A4) ¨ Sidewalk chalk – Rangoli sidewalk chalk art from India, flags, * OR: dot painting

A5) ¨ Native American totem pole art

A6) ¨ * Create a mask * OR * African crafts *

A7) ¨ Make a dream catcher

A8) ¨ Create something using Origami. Click either link: * A * B * * C *

A9) ¨ Make a piñata.

A10) ¨ Make a Japanese Koinobori windsock

A11) ¨ China - paper lanterns

A12) ¨ China - using chopsticks

A13) ¨ Draw a picture if an international icon, culture, landmark, or the like

A14) ¨ Make a clay tablet, coin, Rosetta stone, etc. * *Egyptian crafts for kids *

A15) ¨ Make a sculpture - pine cone swirls, * pine cone crafts *

A16) ¨ ______________________________

A17) ¨ ______________________________

A18) ¨ ______________________________



S1) ¨ Write about an int’l scientific feat or scientist

S2) ¨ Science projects around the world - Science Activities around the world * (s2 link) - Science Kids Country Facts*

S3) ¨ Create a slideshow about a country or int’l idea *Click Here for some ideas/examples*

                            *Use PREZI or Microsoft PowerPoint or the like*


Chemistry Helps Feed the World

Chemistry is Fun




R1) ¨ Read a book about another country alone or in class

R2) ¨ Try your hand at Calligraphy

R3) ¨ Write an essay about why it is important to learn a 2nd language and how to learn a 2nd language.

R4) ¨ Read or Write a story or poem in another language.

R5) ¨ Reading Around the World - tracker, bookmarks, and clothing by Angel Street Mom * Combined PDF here *



H1) ¨ Sticky-note objects in a room in a different

H2) ¨ Take a virtual field trip of another country *Rick Steves'* or *National Geographic City Tour* or *Expedia City Tour* or the like...

H3) ¨ Watch BBC's: Being Spanish, Being French or Being German (on Youtube under hillcrestelementarycalendars' channel OR at school on the I:/ drive in Virtual Field Trips folder or the 00 International Week stuff 2017 folder)

H4) ¨ Research and write a paper about a country of your choice. - *Cool Country Report * *Version 1* *Version 2* *Explore the World Research Country or City* *

H5) ¨ Learn some foreign words - Mango (logan library) / Youtube OR BBC Languages

H6 ¨ Visit Harry Potter Sites in the UK

H7) ¨ Learn about some of the world’s earliest inventions, where they originated from, and who invented them - Chinese inventions * Interesting engineering *


A1) ¨ Tie a few knots – we all need to know how to tie a few basic knots esp. farmers, sailors and scouts. * Knots 1 * Knots 2 *

A2) ¨ Develop a virtue, * skill set 1 * skill set 2 * or * talent * Writers Help Writers list *



V1) ¨ Challenge each other with cultural trivia questions * A trivia with info about countries * B trivia * C trivia *

V2) ¨ Learn facts from an INFOGRAM

V3) ¨ Learn a few ways to be polite and use good manners in different countries.

V4) ¨ Lonely Planet's country quizzes, OR maps, OR connections, OR borrowed words

V5) ¨ Complete an international word search game

V6) ¨ Start a stamp collection or coin collection or add to yours



E1) ¨ Plant a tree or a plant or grow a garden

E2) ¨ Volunteer to do a service project – like pick up the pinecones around the school with your friends

E3) ¨ Plan and do a service project of your choice

EXTRA stuff

  1. Around the World for Kids - Time for Kids
  2. BBC Education link
  3. BBC Languages - Quick Fix - samples/lessons mp3
  4. Coloring Pages - Children Around the World
  5. Coloring Pages - Some Flags of the World
  6. Countries and Continents of the World
  7. Countries Project
  8. Flags of the World - PART 1 - PART 2 - PART 3
  9. Kathy Lin - International Folk Dancing
  11. Lonely Planet's country quizzes, OR maps, OR connections, OR borrowed words
  12. School Lunches Around the World * and on Pinterest - School Lunches Worldwide * Daily Mail UK what school lunches look like around the world *
  13. Spain - my book of Spain
  14. Vimeo - Travel for Kids
  15. World Map with Countries
  16. ¨ Complete Cool Country Report  *Version 1* *Version 2*
  17. USA History - Benjamin Franklin coloring book and workbook sample
  18. Oh the places you'll go - read across America
  19. 1st & 2nd Grades - Patterns and Shapes
  20. Activity book - Madison Mississippi


To volunteer to represent a country, please e-mail:

*Options are to either: set up a table with souvenirs, play music, do an art, do a craft, or other.

Committee members: