Footprints in the Sand
One morning long before
Grown ups had raised a blind
I crept down to the shore
To see what I could find
The tide must never sleep
Because, during the dark
It rises up to sweep
The beach of every mark
There before me lay
Shells in an endless line
And all along the bay
No footprints showed but mine
Sometimes they vanished when
I walked into the sea,
And then appeared again,
As if I were the first to land
On an undiscovered shore,
Which my footprints on the sand
Captured without a war.
Make Footprints in the Sand
To make a footprint take off your
shoes and socks and put your foot on your journal page. Trace
your foot and then carefully draw in the toenails.
Meditate upon your footprint and
consider some of the footprints that you have left behind,
the things that people will remember you for. On each toe,
write an impression that you have made, a footprint that you
have left behind.
Choose one toe and circle it. On
the sole of your foot write more information about this particular
event and why it stands out.
Now make a footmark in your visual
journal and write a letter explaining why you will be remembered.
To view some samples see some of the letters written, on the
soles of feet, from Bellfield
Primary School, Keon Park Primary School and North Preston
East Primary School.
Footprints also provide a great
way to set goals. On the soles of your feet write about the
footprints you want to leave behind. Fill a shoe box, decorate
insoles, make shoes, write on the bottoms of old shoes, pull
out your baby shoes..... The possibilites are only limited
by your imagination.
Enjoyed making footprints? Try
using your hand to count some memories or how about using
a big red nose to write about a particularly embarrassing
moment that haunts you.
See how footprints
can be applied to the study of the text, 'Stolen' and
also discover how you can use them to write an article about
your dreams being realised.