Get to know your new classmates with this free printable fortune teller for back to school!
Free Printable Fortune Teller
I don’t know about you, but when I was in elementary and middle school fortune tellers were all the rage.
Now that my daughter is in 6th grade, she assures me that fortune tellers are still a thing. So, what better way to help everyone get ready for back to school than with a free printable fortune teller!
Also Known As Cootie Catchers
I had honestly never heard of “cootie catchers” before but it’s another (and apparently more popular?!) name for fortune tellers. No matter what you call them, these printable origami crafts are a blast to play with.
Not only do you get to learn more about the person you’re playing with, but it warms up your brain for math, spelling, and reading. I used to have my students do these as warm-up activities before we started math lessons because it got them thinking and counting in a fun way before tackling the harder material.
A craft that gets you ready to learn? Yes, please!
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher
If you’re not sure how to fold a cootie catcher or fortune teller, no problem! With the free printable below you also get a sheet that shows you all the steps to folding.
But in case that’s confusing, we demonstrated the steps for you. Here they are:
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 1: Cut out the square along the outer lines.
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 2: Turn it over and fold it in half diagonally.
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 3: Unfold and fold diagonally in the opposite direction.
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 4: Unfold and then fold all of the corners into the center. Flip over.
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 5: Fold all of the current corners into the center. Flip over.
How to Fold a Cootie Catcher Step 6: Fold in half. Unfold. Fold in half the opposite direction and put your fingers in the flaps. Squeeze your fingers together to open up the fortune teller.
How to Use a Cootie Catcher
Describing how to play with a fortune teller or cootie catcher is tricky to say the least. So, we decided just to show you!
Back to School Fortune Teller Craft Printable
This back to school fortune teller features eight questions that are perfect for getting to know your new friends or classmates.
The questions range from asking about the summer to describing a favorite passage in a book.
The back to school cootie catcher is the perfect first day of school, getting to know you, ice breaker activity! And it’s yours for free!