Fold a Fortune Teller Activity

Short activity meant to practice the "I / You / He/she will..." grammar point based around the school kid fortune teller game.

Hello everyone! I just wanted to drop this here because my kids really got a kick out of it.

This was a pretty popular pass time when I was a kid in America, and since I wanted a fun way to practice the "I will" grammar point, this little activity was born!

Basically, walk kids through how to make a fortune teller with the paper provided, then teach them how to play the game. For those who need a refresher (like I did), you can follow this tutorial on how to fold the fortune teller:

The fortune teller already has various fortunes provided with translations, but I will provide the source file in case you want to get rid of the pre-made stuff. I did that to minimize confusion later down the road.

There is a bit of prep on your part, as the printer at my school couldn't print all the way to the edges. You must trim the excess paper off the top, left, and right sides of the fortune teller to get it to fold correctly. You don't necessarily need to cut off the bottom part of the worksheet (I had my kids do that themselves).

Provide this script to help the kids play the game:

A: "Please choose an animal."
B: "Tiger."
A: "T - I - G - E - R. Please choose a number."
B: "Four."
A: "One, two, three, four. Please choose a number."
B: "Two."
A: "You will... (read the fortune)"

I like choosing a random kid to demonstrate, because the game is really simple once you know the rules. If need be, run through the game a couple times to make sure the students know how to play the game.

You can have students practice writing as well if you want to/have the time, but I found my kids had more fun talking to each other and playing the game, so I let them do that for as long as they wanted.

I hope this helps you guys!

Submitted by robertsbp May 21, 2024 Estimated time: 20-30 minutes

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