Footprints In The Sand Collage

This simple activity can be completed by children of all ages to form part of a beach display.

You will need:

  • White or pale yellow card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sand


Draw around the child’s feet onto the card then cut them out. Older children will be able to cut out their own feet outlines and could even work together in pairs to draw around each others feet.

Spread some glue onto the card feet then sprinkle some sand on top. Tap off any excess sand then leave them flat to dry. Once dry the feet can be placed in lines to make paths across the wall or ceiling as part of a beach display.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development
  • Personal and Social development
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5 thoughts on “Footprints In The Sand Collage

  1. thank you for ur services is really helpful as i am part of a group that is going to begin weekend classes for children and desperately needed some activity ideas…keep up the good work!!god bless.

  2. I actually was seaching on the sea and sea side. this topic was not far from it so i clicked it, i have not yet practiced it but i visualise it and it would be great. i was thinking it can cover for KUW of learning and development also.

  3. THats a great idea. I think with my babies room because they arnt going to sit still long enough to trace their feet i could do a foot print and wait for it to dry and then paste sand over the top of that.. but ill still try tracing the older kids feet if i can. I like the idea of putting little footprints across the ceiling and walls etc

  4. @Christine – We hope your display turns out well, please let us know how you get on. When Using this activity with your younger children, if you paint their feet to make a footprint, the sand should stick to the wet paint.

  5. HI
    I have to make a display board and was looking for ideas and came across this fantastic idea!
    i am going to use it, no doubt the children will love to join in.

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