This free Mother’s Day printable is a perfect gift. The classic fortune teller style combines a coupon book with a love note! It is fun to use and cute as well.
Free Printable Mother’s Day Fortune Teller Card
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This nifty Mother’s Day printable is also a really easy activity for teachers and church groups to use for a Mother’s Day craft. Kids enjoy folding and using the fortune tellers!
Download and print the file HERE for this Mother’s Day printable. It is in a PDF format. I have found that fortune tellers print best on a glossy paper instead of the thin matte paper we use for book reports and research papers. Be sure to use color ink.
Use this Printable for your Mother’s Day Activity
You will need one copy of the Mother’s Day Fortune Teller for each person participating in the activity.
Cut around the outside border so all of the white trim is removed from the template.
There are four places on the template that are left blank. This is the love note section of the Mother’s Day card. Let the children decide what words to write in each space. The four sections include the following phrases:
You are special because…
I like it when we…
I love that you…
You make me feel…
Fill in the blanks with some nice words and then get ready for folding!
Easy instructions for How to Fold a Mother’s Day Fortune Teller
Fold the square in half to make a rectangle and then open the paper and fold the opposite direction. Crease the edges as you fold. Open the paper to be a square again. You will see the folds created four small boxes.
Turn the template so the printed side is facing the table and the under side is face up. Fold the corners of the paper toward the center of the square. The triangles will fold in so that you have created a small square.
Then, flip the template over so the cactus are face down. Fold the pointed edges towards the center one more time. The numbers should be showing.
This is what the other side will look like! It has all the Mom names on it.
To make the Mother’s Day Fortune teller work, you need to slide your fingers int the slots underneath the Mom Names. Stick your fingers in the holes and then press the corners of the template towards each other. The future teller should “pop up” into a 3-D paper game.
How to use a Mother’s Day Fortune Teller
Using a Mother’s Day Fortune Tellers is really simple. I bet you played this game as a kid in elementary school. The child holds the fortune teller with his or her fingers and thumbs.
The mom will have to choose one of the words that show on the template. For example, she will say, “Mommy!” Then, the fortune teller will need to open and close 5 times because the word “Mommy” has five letters. Alternate opening the template top/bottom and left/right. Make sure to trade off showing the big bold numbers and then the skinny numbers.
After the fortune teller has been moved five times (sticking with the “Mommy example) Then, the child asks the Mom to pick a number that is showing inside the fortune teller.
The process of counting and alternating directions is repeated with the new number that was chosen. Technically, you can repeat the process with the numbers as many times as you want! My kids like to do it about 2 times.
On the third time that a number is picked, open the fortune teller and read the love note or coupon that is printed under the number.
It is fun to play the game over and over until all of the notes and coupons have been revealed. You can play it all in one day or let the Mom save the Mother’s Day Fortune Teller for use through the next few weeks!
Showing Love on Mother’s Day
It is so fun for kids to be able to express their love for their own Mom on Mother’s Day. This activity allows them some freedom of expression and ownership while still being relatively simple to create!
Moms are pretty awesome. I am glad I have a mom who makes me feel special even though I am all grown up. I wish all you Mamas out there a very happy special day.
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