- To encourage children to be excited about starting a new school year
- To teach that art is fun and can be messy
Before You Start: Cut a piece of white rolled paper to the length desired (I'll use about 6'). To create the path, either paint or draw a pathway lengthwise across the paper in preparation. Or have the children help color or paint a pathway previously outlined on the paper. Finally, in order for the creation to look like a path, I recommend painting grass allow the edges.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Have the children remove their shoes and socks and roll up their pants.
Step 2. Paint the bottom of each child's feet, one child at a time, and help them make footprints on the path.
Step 3. Supply plenty of wet wipes or paper towels and soapy water for clean up.
Furthermore: This makes a great banner to decorate a classroom or hallway for the beginning of the school year. Also, it’s a great icebreaker activity for a classroom of little strangers and helps to build a sense of belonging to each individual.
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