Do you remember the old 'fortune tellers' from your elementary school days? If you have a child in elementary school now, you probably know that kids still LOVE to make fortune tellers out of paper, and tell their friends how many kids they will have or what kind of job they will have! Active for Life has taken an old favorite, and given it a new flavor! This fortune teller helps the kids practice spelling and counting, then, gives them a fun activity to challenge a friend to do. The kids will practice fundamental movement skills, that build the foundation for physical literacy!
Download the pdf of the fortune teller here, print it, let the kids cut it out and fold it (instructions included) and start playing!
If you aren't sure how to play, here are some instructions:
Begin with the thumb and index fingers of each hand in the four pockets of the Fortune Teller. Have the person whose fortune is being read pick one of the colors on the top four flaps. If the color is Blue, spell out the letters of blue while alternating a pinching and pulling motion with the Teller. Each pinch will expose four of the numbers on the inner flaps, and each pull will expose the other four numbers. After spelling out B-L-U-E, the Teller will be showing one of the sets of four numbers. The other player will then pick one of those numbers, and the responding action is the alternating pinch and pull from the first round, except it continues with a counting of the number instead of the spelling of the color. Once the number has been counted, four numbers will be exposed. After one is picked, the fortune (activity) under that flap is read, and the other player (or all players) do the activity. Switch roles and repeat!
For more games and activities, visit the Active for Life website at activeforlife.com
Grassroots Lethbridge Parents Physical Literacy Play Recreational
Posted March 16, 2016