To recreate this timeless classic I started at the school. I e-mailed (and in more cases physically went up to) and found out what country or countries best represented the childs family. Then I went and printed off tiny coloring page versions of that flags along with the word "welcome" in that language.
BOAT and PEOPLE:
For the letters: I used the schools die cutter- super fun to use :)
To recreate the children on the front of the boat took all weekend. First I took different skin colored papers and traced circles using my daughters plates (salad size). From there I found the other colors I would need for hair, necks, clothes and cut them out according to the picture I found online of the kids. I didn't sketch it ( I typically don't) but that doesn't mean you can't. All you have to do once you have the head cut out it line it up over the next color and sketch around it. I just cut it out by eying it.
When it was all cut out and glued on I used a sharpie to add the extra details.
Once the kids and words are glued on, take your name tags with the flags and "welcomes" and glue them all over the board.
Other ideas for Multicultural week include:
Having kids dress up in their cultures outfits
Potluck for either whole school or by classrooms--this is fun because you get to try new and exciting foods