May 24, 2010

Foot painting

A creative arts experiences and movement activity all rolled into one!

You will need:
Paint in low tubs (large enough to step into).

Water, towels, wipes for clean up

Stand in the paint, then walk/dance on the paper.
It’s interesting to stand back and look at the patterns that our feet make.

Can we look at the foot prints and guess how someone would stand to make that print? What could if look like if you played follow the leader?
What if you had one foot in one colour and one foot in another colour?
If everyone uses the same colour and they all dance at once is there a way we can tell them apart?

(This is best done outside on a soft/grass surface. It can get a little slippery so a soft placed to fall onto is a good idea (especially with more than 1 child at a time) – you can discuss with children ways to minimise falls –e.g. not moving too quickly or only putting a little bit of paint on their feet.)

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SquiggleMum said...

Lovely to "meet" you. We have some things in common!

This is a fab activity. We do something similar in the sandpit with footprints too. I like your painted feet version!

Megan said...

What a great idea!

Debi said...

I saw this done at a 5 year old birthday party & the kids LOVED it! Such a fun idea & kids love to get messy, then wet to clean up.

Erin said...

Squiggle Mum - yes, I've loved browsing through your blog too. The play link up has been a great way to find other like minded bloggers :)

Megan,Debi - thanks!

CatWay said...

This is so much fun. It makes great wrapping paper too - we have done it at playgroup in red and green for xmas paper. And I agree about on the grass being a good place in case of falls.

Kelly said...

Good job Mum! What a great activity for toddlers.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

You have reminded me that I haven't introduced Immy to foot painting yet. She loves hand and body painting so much that I must add it to my list :)

Marthese said...

This is a great experience for some kids..some might need some persuasion to do it..

Erin said...

Marthese; its' funny some kids jump in before you can even explain and others are like - "I'm allowed to get my feet dirty?"