- To enhance cooperative play in an alternative to finger painting and develop language skills
Before You Start: Each child should remove his or her socks and shoes. Have a bucket of soapy water and towels for cleaning the bottoms of the feet prior to replacing socks and shoes. Have each child write his or her name on a piece of paper. Pair children up in teams of two. Place buckets of warm soapy water outside, along with brushes and shallow containers of Colorations® paint.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Have one child from each team paint the feet (bottoms only!) of the other child with Colorations® sparkly paint.
Step 2. Have the painted child walk across their sheet of paper and to the foot bath area.
Step 3. Instruct the first child to assist the second by painting the bottoms of their feet.
Furthermore: In circle time, encourage the class to talk about the experience. What did it feel like to have paint on their feet? What are some descriptive words? Make a group poem about the project. Place foot prints on a bulletin board with poems and photographs. Can they guess whose prints belong to which child?
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