The first part of the activity is a great interpretive activity, as students listen to your instructions and fold as they go. While many know how to make a fortune teller, they should listen and follow the steps as you go. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
At a higher proficiency level, students can write questions about their topic of study, as shown above, or they can draw a picture and be required to create their own questions. If studying animals, students can ask where an animal lives or what they eat. If drawing pictures, students can use any of the above questions; they are not limited to one. Drawing a picture allows a wider range of possibilities for questioning the students, and is more challenging. To differentiate, have lower level students write out the questions and higher level students can draw pictures.
- Pick a color. Students spell the color, moving the fortune teller for each letter.
- Pick a number. Students move the fortune teller and count to the number chosen.
- Pick a number. Lift the flap.
These are so easy to make and are great for initiating some conversation. They are also easy to pull out if there are a few minutes left in class.