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Outdoor Activities for Kids


Footprint I.D. Game

Footprint I.D. is a fun game that allows you to see if footprints really are different -- just like fingerprints. This outdoor activity for kids may not hold up in court, but the team that puts its best foot forward certainly wins this game.

What You'll Need:

  • Bare feet
  • Washable tempera paint
  • Poster board
  • Markers

Step One: Divide into two teams. Each person from each team must run to the team poster board, dip a bare foot in tempera paint, make a good, clean footprint, and label the print with a signature before racing back to the line.

Step Two: The team that completes the task first wins. But be careful when you run back to the line with paint on your foot. It can be a slippery! For extra fun, see if you can ID your friends' feet without checking out the names.

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