Father’s Day Footprint Project

Need an idea for Father’s Day? Here is an easy, fun project that we made last Christmas.


I used 9×12 art paper for the project, then traced one of Dad’s shoes onto a piece of card stock. After cutting out and pasting Dad’s shoe, I got the kids ready for this next messy step.

I spread out newspapers and had a roll of paper towels and wet wipes handy for instant clean-up. Then, each child picked their favorite color paint, and I squirted some on paper plates. After barefoot toes met paper, we cleaned up our project, and I got to work composing a meaningful message.

Little eyes are watching closely
Every daily choice you make.
Little feet are close behind you
Taking every step you take.
May you faithfully walk the pathway
Where your heavenly Father leads,
Carefully choosing every footstep,
Every footprint that you leave.
For one day soon those little feet
Will march along the path you’ve trod.
May the footprints that they follow
Draw them closer to our God.

Feel free to use the poem and the idea to bless your man. I thank the Lord for the blessing of godly fathers, particularly the one whose shoe is filled with my children’s footprints.

Published by Tracy

Our life is creative chaos, and our homeschool is loud and busy and distracted and challenging and lovely. My name is Tracy, and I homeschool my crew of three kids with ADHD/dyslexia, finding creative ways to use their strengths to teach their weaknesses. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I love customizing curriculum and making adjustments to incorporate fun, hands-on projects for out-of-the-box learners. Stop by growingNgrace.com to find grace for the messes and mistakes, and knowledge to pick up the pieces and make something special. Let’s grow together!

6 thoughts on “Father’s Day Footprint Project

  1. Thank you so much for the beautiful poem. It is exactly what I was looking for.

  2. Such a pretty poem. i am using it for our mother daughter banquet at our church. I am printibn it on ribbons for bookmarks just the thing I needed for out theme. I needed a title so just used Growing in Grace . i could not find you name so that i can put it on ribbon too. again thankyou mary

    • Post Author Tracy

      That sounds beautiful! So glad you can use it. I’ll have to think of a title, and my name is Tracy Glockle. Thanks for giving attribution. I appreciate it.

  3. Patricia Allen

    I love this idea and i will use it for Father Day and thanks for the poem

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