For a fun way to review I’ll Walk With You in primary this year, try this I’ll Walk With You Footprints Path activity!
Create a path with footprints decorated by your primary kids during primary. Use this visual idea to help the children understand what it means to stand with others and walk with them during joyful and difficult times.
I’ll Walk With You Footprints Path
I’m excited to share this footprints path activity with you! I love the sweet message of this primary song. To help your primary children learn how they can follow Christ’s example and serve others, create a path in your primary room.
Print out a pair of footprints for each child before primary. You can find these footprints in the printable later in this post. If you want to add an extra step to the activity, have the kids cut out the footprints. I typically like to do it ahead just to save some time.
Be sure to have crayons, colored pencils, markers, and other supplies for the kids to use. Some additional, optional supplies might include stickers, mini stamps, and stencils.
At the beginning of primary, sing through I’ll Walk With You (flip chart here). Ask: What does it mean to walk with someone? What are some examples of ways that we can “walk” with others? Can you think of a time in the scriptures when someone chose to be kind and help someone else?
Sing through the song again while your primary children ponder these questions.
Then, pass out the footprints. Have the children decorate their footprints while you sing through the song again. You could also play a recording of the song during this time. This shouldn’t really take longer than about 5 minutes.
Roll out parchment paper on the primary floor. Have the children bring their footprints to the front of the room and tape their footprints onto the parchment paper.
Once you’ve created your footprints path, continue reviewing the song. Additionally, you could have the children walk along the path while they sing. It can be really fun to see what everyone else created!
If you want to simplify this activity or give the children something they can take home, you might want to check out the printable coloring sheets included in the printable later in this post. These small, 1/2 page coloring sheets have the text, “I Can Choose to WALK With Others By…”
There is space to fill in the sentence at the bottom of the page. There is also a cute pair of footprints for the kids to color during singing time. This is a super simple way to help the kids remember the song later in the week!
For 3 additional ways to use this activity in singing time, keep scrolling!
- Have the children “paint” a footprint. Set up a station with a stamp pad or washable paint. Have each child dip just their palm in the paint and put it on the paper. Then, have them dip their knuckles in the paint to create the feet. Have wipes ready for kids to clean their hands immediately after. Be sure to have some adults helping during each step.
- Draw a large footprint before primary and post it on the board. As the class sings, have the children come up one at a time to write something they can do to “walk” with others.
- Post footprints around the room before singing time. Write a fun way to sing on the back of each footprint! Here’s a post with 110+ Ways to Sing!
This I Will Walk With Jesus Footprint Words activity has some additional ways to use printable footprints in primary!
I’ll Walk With You Footprints Path Printable Footprints & Coloring Page
Grab these printable footprints to create your footprints path. The first page of this printable includes a pair of footprints. I chose to print these footprints on colored cardstock to make for a more colorful path and sturdy prints. Print enough pairs for each of your primary children to have their own.
The next page of the printable includes a simple 1/2 page coloring page for the children to color in primary or take home. This coloring page includes space for writing and plenty of room to draw.
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Head over to this I’ll Walk With You Nature Walk activity for another fun review idea!
Do your primary children enjoy visual activities like this one? What type of activities seem to work best with your primary?