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Using Feet To Paint The Fall Colours

The preschool lesson plan for this week’s playful preschool fine and gross motor skills activity is Fall Colours -red, yellow and orange. In case you are new to Learning 2 Walk, Playful Preschool is a series consisting of a group of preschool bloggers coming together to share playful ways to teach preschoolers. Each week has a different theme and every blogger has a different subject area. So far we have done Apples, Family/Heritage and Harvest.  If you are also looking for more fall activities for preschoolers, you can click here. Let’s walk.

painting fall with your feet- fall activities for preschoolers
For this week seeing that I have realized that J LOVES anything to do with paint, I decided to create a banner and she would paint it with her feet. The colours we would choose would be the fall colours: red, yellow and orange, as these are the colours of our theme.

What You Need

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To do this fall activities for preschoolers you will need the following:

1) Red, Yellow and Orange Paint

2) A sponge paint brush

3) Easel Paper


4) Decorative Tape for borders

What We Did

First I got my area ready by getting our craft mat ( it is simply a plastic shower liner) and then I placed it on top of my carpet to prevent any accidents.

Once that was done I taped down the sides of my paper I wanted to use to the craft mat with painter’s tape. I then got an old receiving blanket for emergency wipe ups.

I painted J’s feet with the first colour and then lifted and placed her on the paper to start painting with her feet. Then I did a few more prints with that colour. Once we were done with the red, we moved on to yellow for the other foot and then we did orange on both feet.

Once the painting was dry, I added decorative tape for the borders.

Painting Fall with your feet- fall activities for preschoolers
What fun fall activities for preschoolers have you done lately? Have you checked out our fall themed acorn bin, or our fall themed printables for math or language?


For More FALL COLOR Themed Preschool Activities from the PLAYful Preschool Education Team:

Fall Colors Modeled Writing in Preschool by Fun-A-Day

Fall Colors Water Mixing by Still Playing School
Exploring Fall Colors With Gourds by Little Bins For Little Hands
Why Leaves Change Colors by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Learning With Preschool Songs: The Leaves of the Trees by Growing Book by Book
DIY Fall Color Word Book by The Educators’ Spin On It
Learning Number Words with Fall Colored Leaves by Tiny Tots Adventures
Fall Tree Number Matching by Mom Inspired Life
Colors of Fall Sensory Bin by Life Over C’s
Foot Painting The Fall Colours by Learning to Walk
Exploring Fall Colors in Paint by Powerful Mothering
Autumn Colours Plant Science at Rainy Day Mum
Make Your Own Fall Potpourri at Capri + 3


Monday 28th of September 2015

This looks like fun - my daughter loves feet painting, too!


Saturday 25th of October 2014

My daughter is always wanting to do hand or foot prints! So cute! Thanks for linking up with the #parentingpinitparty


Thursday 23rd of October 2014

What a fun activity and a great work of art you produced together! Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials


Tuesday 21st of October 2014

I love this for the kids for sensory and perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing today on our Facebook page. :)


Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Thanks for allowing me to share Heather.

jeannine: waddleeahchaa

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

What fun. Love painting in a gross-motor-skills kind of way.


Tuesday 21st of October 2014

It was fun Jeannine. Definitely one to try again.