Preschool activity | Animal tracks are not alike

Preschool activity | Animal tracks are not alike

For one of our last activities we did in our “not-alike” unit, we had fun painting with animal tracks…

I selected several toy animals that had different shapes of feet and that were different colors.  I decided to add the color element to this process just to keep it more interesting for the children and to help them easily notice the different tracks in their paintings…

I put a folded paper towel into a Styrofoam tray and added paint on top of the paper towel.  The children simply pressed the animal feet onto the painted paper towel then made tracks across their paper…

I have to say the tracks didn’t really turn out all that great but the children really didn’t care – they just enjoyed painting with the animals!


  • Clemencia Posted December 31, 2011 1:54 pm

    That is soooo cute! adorable way of teaching, have to copycat now lol

  • Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree Posted January 1, 2012 2:12 pm

    Love the animal track idea! I’ve seen an idea where children draw Animal tracks in the snow.

  • Kim Posted January 3, 2012 12:52 am

    What a great idea!! Thanks so much for posting. I can’t wait to do this one with my daughter.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted January 3, 2012 12:56 am

    You are welcome:)

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