Teaching Kids Thank You in Different Languages | Still Playing School

Teaching Kids Thank You in Different Languages

We've been learning about gratitude and thankfulness. We did a homeschool preschool lesson on how to say, read, and write thank you in several different languages!

This week's Playful Preschool theme is Gratitude! We always use the hashtag #playfulpreschool when we share our ideas for this series!

We were recently inspired by our trip to Disney World where our preschooler E enjoyed seeing how to say goodbye in several languages on the It's a Small World ride! 

With Thanksgiving this week we discussed how to say thank you in other languages but this would be a great activity at any time. E wrote the words in different colored crayons as we said and spelled them. We have using the words in context all week, too!

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Read these other Gratitude themed ideas by the Playful Preschool Team:

The Giving Tree- An Attitude of Gratitude in Preschool from The Preschool Toolbox

Literacy Activities: Giving and Being Thankful Ideas from Growing Book by Book

Gratitude Sensory Bin from Learning 2 Walk

Gratitude Sensory Jar from Tiny Tots Adventures

Non-Verbal Ways to Show Gratitude from Live Over C’s

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  1. I love the idea of practicing saying and writing thank you in several languages. It teaches children that gratitude is expressed all over the world.

  2. I love this idea. It would be fun to practice at the breakfast table each morning. I used to do this when I greeted each bus that arrived to school when I was an administrator too.

  3. LOVE this! It would be a great way for teachers to include families that speak different languages too! Spaciba is how we say Thank You in Russian!

  4. What a great way to encourage kids to learn about different cultures! Playing with languages is powerful learning for preschoolers! Love it!