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Paper Fortune Teller

Paper Fortune Teller

Students write fortunes on their paper fortune teller and use it to predict their classmates' future.

Level:  Elementary

Topic:  Future

Grammar:  Going to

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • A piece of paper for each student -OR- make one copy of the Handout for each student
  • Scissors 
  • Crayons or markers

Procedure

1

Write the following topics on the board.


Family

Friends

Money

Job

Travel

Health

Love

Dream

2

Ask the students to write a fortune using going to or will for each of the topics.

3

Give each student a Handout (or a piece of paper). Ask the students to cut the paper into a square and follow the directions.

  • Fold the paper in half, open it, and fold it in half again to make two crease marks running from corner to corner.
  • Fold the corners of the paper to the center making a smaller square with four flaps.
  • Turn the paper over and fold the corners to the center again making an even smaller square with four flaps.
  • Turn the paper over again. Fold the paper in half along the open flap lines to create creases. 
  • Open the fortune teller by putting your index fingers and thumbs under the square flaps. The square flaps should come together. 
4

Ask the students to color the top, square flaps with four different colors.

5

Ask the students to turn the fortune teller over and write numbers 1 - 8 on the triangular flaps.  

6

Ask the students to raise the triangular flaps and write each of their prewritten fortunes under each number.

7

Ask the students to get a partner and tell each other’s fortune. 

  • First, ask your partner to choose a color. Spell the color while opening and closing the fortune teller for each letter. 
  • Next, ask your partner to choose a number. Count the number while opening and closing the fortune teller for each number.
  • Finally, ask your partner to choose another number. Lift the selected flap, and read his or her fortune.  
8

Continue with another partner.

Printable Worksheets

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Cathleen

Cathleen said:

Great activity for all levels especially after a test or some grueling grammar. Even adults love this. anglaisvitefait

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