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BEST FOOT FORWARD

Grade: K-2
Age: 4-6

A super concept for a unique Father's Day card from teacher M. Ermbeck of Jenny Lind School, Valley Springs California.

What You Need:

  • Two colors of construction paper or tag board
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Crayons

What You Do:

  1. Have the child take home a piece of construction paper and trace their father's (or significant caretaker) right bare foot.

  2. Bring the tracing back to school.

  3. Have the child trace their own ( or do with partner) right bare foot on a different color from their father's.

  4. Cut out both feet.

  5. Place the child's paper foot on top of their father's paper foot and glue together or staple on left side to form a card.

  6. Be sure to align the heels so that the children can see the difference in size. (This can be used as a math measuring activity too).

  7. Have the children write ,"My father helps me put my best foot forward," on their paper foot and then add a personal note or example of how their father achieves this.

    *This lesson leads into a good discussion for primary students about what "put my best foot forward," means.

© M. Ermbeck

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