Bring It Home: Animal Tracks

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In this activity, learners create handmade animal track stamps. Learners research animal tracks, draw the shapes on moleskin, and then stick the shapes onto blocks of wood to make stamps. Learners use the stamp prints to tell a story of an animal adventure, just how the Native Americans interpreted animal tracks in nature to better understand nature and life. This activity guide includes resources for learning more about animal tracks. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Adhesive moleskin (found in the foot care section of the drug store)
  • Blocks of wood (about 2x2x1)
  • Ink pen
  • Field guide to animals
  • Scissors
  • Stamp pad
  • Paper


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Native American

    • Acknowledges this group's contributions to STEM


Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Chicago Children's Museum,

Funding Source:

  • Boeing