Start the new year off on the right foot!
This is an original New Years goal setting activity, perfect for back to school. Students will draw themselves with animal feet and then use the animal footprints to plan what they would like to achieve this year, or the steps towards their end goal.
Use this resource at the start of each year (or term/semester) as a goal setting activity. It makes an amazing classroom display under a heading like “Year 3 is starting 2016 off on the right foot!”.
This resource works well with popular books 'Animals should definitely not wear clothing' by Judi Barrett and 'I Wish That I Had Duck Feet' by Dr Seuss.
This resource has two options to complete the activity:
• 14 blackline worksheets
• All the parts to be printed out, cut out and assembled by students onto cardboard.
The animals included are - cat, elephant, pig, dog, horse, frog, tiger, bird, ape/gorilla, cow, giraffe, zebra, crocodile/alligator. However, students can also design their own like a flamingo or dinosaur!
You could also use photos of the students to glue on the animal legs, or students can illustrate their bodies. Have students then think of four things they would like to achieve and write one in each footprint. Or, have students write their end goal in the last footprint and then three steps they would have to take to reach their end goal.
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