Friday, October 31, 2014

Whose Foot Is This?

  • Story by Janie Spaht Gill, Ph.D.
  • Illustrations by Bob Reese
  • ARO Publishing
  • GLE: Prediction (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten & Grades 1 & 2)
  • Curriculum Extension Activities
    • Trace the hands and feet of a child on art paper.  Have the child color inside the hand or foot.  This makes a great gift.
    • For this activity, the child needs a bound book or tablet of blank paper.  The child draws a picture of his/her foot on each of six different pages.  The child then turns each foot into an object or an animal (except for the last page).  For example, the foot could become a peanut, a key hole, a ghost, a horse’s head, etc.  Next, write at the bottom of each page what the child has drawn.  For example, the first page could read, “First, I drew a peanut.”  The text of the second page could read, “The, I drew a keyhole,” etc.  On the last page the text could read, “Then I drew my own foot.”
    • Have each child take off one shoe.  Compare different shoe sizes and put them in order from the smallest to largest, or arrange them according to color, such as lightest to darkest.
    • Name different things people wear on their feet such as sandals, boots, high heels, slippers etc.
    • Show a foot long ruler and yard stick.  Take about the number of inches inside each.  Measure various objects.  Talk about why the size of the child’s foot is not the same as a foot or a ruler.  Also, talk about why the yard on a yard stick is smaller than the child’s front yard at home.
    • Have a guessing game in which a child draws an animal (or a foot) on the board, feature by feature, or part by part, and the class guesses what the animal (or foot) it is before it’s completed.
    • Pass out animal crackers as the class pantomimes various animals for the children to guess which animal is being imitated.


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