Make your own Foot Book!

As part of our reading week activities, we made our very own “Foot Book” inspired from one of our very favorite Seuss classics. If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you know I’m a sucker for hand & footprint crafts, so making a foot book with our feet was a perfect activity!
-card stock, tempera (washable) paint, paintbrush, marker, stapler and/or glue, and feet! 
We used 3 sheets of cardstock, folded in half like a book. It helps to have your wording at least roughly planned out ahead of time so you can figure out how many sheets you need.
Then, I painted big brother’s feet for the first round of pages!  
We had to make it in shifts to let the paint dry (it would be faster to have the pages cut, do it all at once, then glue pages back to back).
Daddy, Little Brother, and I all did our footprints too! :)
 Once all the prints were dry, I stapled the pages together (and added a little glue for good measure). Then, wrote the words about our lovely family feet.
 You can see “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish” had some influence on our Family Foot Book too.
I thought I’d spare you pictures of every page, but here are the words to “Our Family Foot Book”:
One foot, Two feet
Red foot, Blue feet
Left foot, Right foot
A foot that is BIG, a foot that is small,
 Daddy’s foot is the biggest foot of us all!
Feet. feet. feet.
Our family’s feet are pretty neat!

Have you made any fun Dr. Seuss-themed crafts or activities? For more inspiration, you can check out the roundup post with over 75 ideas for of all kinds of Dr. Seuss fun!!

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  1. House Revivals says

    I love, love, love this idea! So wonderful that you created this record of a moment in time. One year (the kids and I) put their hand prints all over a sweatshirt for their Daddy, and all over the back we did footprints. When my husband opened his present he just loved it, and the kids were so proud. My husband even wore his shirt to the office. He still talks about it being his favorite gift, ever(and it is packed away in the cedar chest where we can get it out and look at the little feet and hands).

  2. says

    Love it! Last year I started painting my boys' feet on March 4th (Forth) and this is a better way to keep and use it rather than just a piece of paper to file away! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sarah C. says

    What a fun idea! I too am a sucker for handprint & footprint crafts. Now, if I can just convince my DH to get his foot painted for this. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. SpartanGirl says

    Such a great idea! I'm going to link to you today (post will go live tonight). Thank you so much for sharing (and stopping by my blog!).

  5. Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket says

    LOVE this idea! I wished I had stumbled upon it sooner, what a great tie in to the birthday of Dr. Seuss! I'd love to feature this on my blog this week if you wouldn't mind!

    I'll send an email along shortly :-)


  6. Deanna says

    As a K teacher and mom to one, I have to say this is the CUTEST activity that I've never seen before! Way to go and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Deanna @


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