Shoes for Sure

Shoes for Sure lesson plan

  • 1.

    Shoes for Sure helps children become more aware of the weather and its influence on everyday decisions (see What to Wear?). Read books about new shoes and make charts of shoes children wear.

  • 2.

    Collect different kinds of footwear: rain boots, sandals, party shoes, sneakers, snow boots, soccer. Families contribute boxes and outworn footwear.

  • 3.

    Whenever doing art with children ages 3 and younger, close adult supervision is required to ensure safety. Younger children tear paper instead of cutting. Invite children to describe their materials and techniques they use as they draw. Talk about art ele

  • 4.

    To make shoe boxes: Search through magazines for pictures of at least three different kinds of events or weather that influence what you wear on your feet (rain, snow, play, special events such as parties, sports). Tear out the pictures, or cut them with

  • 5.

    Glue pictures of different occasions on construction paper with Crayola® Glue Sticks. With Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons, write a few words to describe when you would wear these shoes (rain, play, party). Glue each picture to a recycled shoe box.

  • 6.

    To make shoe portraits: Sort through all the different kinds of shoes in the pretend play area. Choose one. On white construction paper, draw that shoe with crayons. Look carefully at the shoe shape. Is the toe round, square, or pointed? What color is the

  • 7.

    After you draw the shoe, write words to describe where you would wear it. Decorate your shoe with Crayola® Glitter Glue. Dry overnight. Then store it in the appropriate shoe box.

  • 8.

    When several of your friends have also made shoe portraits, mix the pictures up. Sort them into the right shoe boxes.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving