You were welcome to attend this activity if you believed you shouldn’t judge others until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. We advertised the event as free as long as you had clean feet and brought an old towel.
Some students thought they’d be marching around the gym in other people’s shoes—instead, when the entered the gym they were asked to take off their shoes and socks, get their feet painted in their favourite colour and walk around the paper to create some interesting art with a message. Many chose more than one colour.
CAUTION: this can be slippery!
When they were done, they dipped their feet into the wash bins and dried them with the towel they brought. We had extras just in case. It actually wasn’t that messy. Background music made this event fun.
from: Nadine Blum
Midsun Jr. High, Calgary