There are always plenty of animals to see down on the farm, but sometimes you need to follow their footprints to find them. Each double-sided stone has the raised footprint of an animal on one side and an image of the animal indented into the other side. Press the footprint into sand, mud, or soil and create a trail for children to follow. What animal might they find at the end: cow, horse, sheep, pig, dog, cat, chicken, or duck? When they find the animals, how might they sort them? Children can record their findings by taking rubbings, making impressions in play dough, and discovering what else they know or can find out about each animal. When the work is done, the children can give the footprints a good clean with soap and water, before a new farmyard adventure tomorrow.
Made from a unique stone mix, the footprints are robust enough to be used throughout an early years setting including outdoors.