Hey Everyone! Today, I am sharing one of my all time childhood favorite games with you, A Cootie Catcher. My kids would probably say that this is one of their favorites too. Simple fun for a few pennies; for some reason it captures my kids imagination and attention for hours. I love that you can make it from any old piece of paper BUT of course it would be so much more fun to have a fancy Halloween version. You can use these Halloween Cootie Catchers as a party activity or even pass them out at Halloween. One terrific treat almost as sweet as candy!
Here are the folding instructions.
DOWNLOAD YOU COOTIE CATCHER BY CLICKING HERE. Print and cut into a square. Fold all tips onto the back side center.
Flip Over. Fold tip to the front side center.
Then fold your print in half, both ways.
Open up and write the words under each number.
Using two hands, place you thumbs and pointer finger under each picture.
Have someone pick a picture – cat, bats, hat or spider. And then open it each direction until you spell out that word. (HINT:If your child has trouble spelling the words, simply make a little cheat sheet for them.)
Have them pick a number and count it opening it in each direction.
Have them pick a number again and count it opening it in each direction.
Last time – Have them pick a number and look under the number to give them a spooky message.
Fun and simple entertainment.
Hi there Jenny,
I love this but cannot download it. Please check it
Because my kids are dying to play this!
This brings back memories. I used to play this when I was little too. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
Thank you Erlene! I played it too and it’s fun to play with my kids now
These are too cute!
Heaven Smiling says
I’ve never heard the name cooties catcher before but my kids make these on a regular basis. How fun to do a Halloween version. Pinned!
Sometimes they’re called fortune tellers
This is absolutely adorable! I love this and brings back lots of special memories from when I was young!
Kristin @ smartEpartE.com says
Ahh what a good activity to share with my son on our first day of Halloween homeschool preschool. Glad I found you through the Pinworthy Projects linkup! Happy Halloween
My kids love cootie catchers! Thanks for the printable!
That is adorable! What a fun thing for a party. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty