This isn't a new concept. But it was new to me! I found this idea on another blog and was all over it. I'm all for changing things up with the regularly sung songs. So I did some research on the internet & found a list that came from the Salt Lake City Olympic games. It listed how to say "Hello" in 46 different languages. So if you haven't caught on by now, this idea is for when the Primary sings the "Hello Song" on pg. 260 to visitors.
My first thoughts were to make country flags. But then I thought of how cumbersome that would become. I like to keep these kinds of "helps" simple. I have one small bucket/container that I keep many of these helps in. So the less space it takes, the better. So in the end I chose to just use plain old popsicle sticks. This way the kids couldn't see the countries as well as if I had made them into flags.
On a popsicle stick, I wrote the nationality-phonetic spelling of foreign language-correct spelling of foreign language. For example: Hungarian [ZEE-yah] Szia
I only do this for the Sr. Primary. The Jr. Primary is so small & young that I don't know they could comprehend a different languages.
Take a look at the S.L.C. list for more languages. I've kept the list so that IF we get bored with the one's we have, I still have plenty more to choose from.