Paper Fortune Teller

Lesson #12077

Create a fortune teller finger game.

Grade Level:

Have fun with counting, spelling and colors as students find answers to riddles and questions using this fun finger game.

Students design a folding finger game, and supply their own questions and answers to bring the game to a movable conclusion.

30477-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Paper Fortune Teller - XL
Copy paper, Markers, Pencils or pens
Copy paper, Markers, Pencils or pens

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut a Paper Fortune Teller for each student using lightweight paper such as copy paper.
  2. The perforations on the paper show the student where to fold.
  3. Begin by folding the Paper Fortune Teller on the diagonal. Open the paper and fold on the diagonal in the other direction.
  4. Open the paper again, and fold each corner into the middle of the paper. Leave the paper folded and closed.
  5. Flip over the folded paper, and fold each corner into the middle of the paper. Leave the paper folded and closed.
  6. The final folding step is to fold the paper in half in each direction. Fold the paper in half and open that fold back up, and then fold the paper in half in the other direction.
  7. Students can now open and decorate the Paper Fortune Teller with markers, pencils or pens. They can add numbers, colors, fortunes and yes or no answers.
  8. Once the Paper Fortune Teller is decorated, the students can fold the Paper Fortune Teller back up, place their fingers in the openings, and have fun counting and decoding answers to all sorts of fun questions (Main Photo).

National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.


Counting and Cardinality
Count to tell the number of objects.

  • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.


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