Unfold it again and do the same with the other corners.
Next, unfold it so you have your original square with a bunch of creases in it.
With some simple folds, you can make a fortune teller and then put your child’s sight words in them for practice. Fold it in half and then fold it in half again so that you have a square. You are creating creases for line guides and so that it bends right when you put your fingers in it.
Then fold one corner to the opposite corner to make a triangle.
The rectangle at the bottom of the piece of paper needs to be discarded. Option 1: Fold along where the folded down portion of paper and the rectangle meet. After 3 or 4 folds, the paper should tear along the fold line.
Option 2: Cut a straight line parallel with the bottom of the page along the line where the folded portion of paper and the small rectangle meet.If you’ve never played with a fortune teller before or are having trouble following my directions, here is a little video of Audrey and I playing the game!For more playful Learning Activities, like us on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest! (So if the paper folds towards you along the diagonal, then the new fold should fold towards you.) The result should be a square with two intersecting folds along the diagonals. The folds should make four identical triangles within the square, with the tops all meeting in the middle. Use the intersection of the folds as a reference for where the four corners should meet. They’re fun, and I use them to help my children practice their sight words.So, for example, if your child read the word “What”, you would move your fingers 4 times saying a letter each time you moved. You do the same thing you did with the first word moving your fingers for each letter in the word spelling it out loud.On the last move you reveal four of the words that are written down on the inside. Finally your child picks one side that you reveal on the last move and you open that side to reveal the final word in your sentence. Then you would ask your child what their secret sentence was. ” You can add a phrase at the end to make it really silly and motivate your child to do the game over and over to reveal all the silly sentences, plus get some extra reading practice in.When you have written all the fortunes, fold the flaps back down. Slide your thumbs and first fingers under the square flaps and bring the points together.You open and close the Cootie Catcher by moving your thumbs and fingers from side to side or up and down. To play the game, ask someone to choose a colour, then you spell out the colour by opening and closing your Cootie Catcher, they then choose one of the numbers shown, you count out the chosen number by opening and closing as before, they then choose another number, you then lift up the flap and read their fortune.