Hi The Idea Room readers! My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three, where I share lots of kids crafts, printables, and more. Today I’m going to share with you a fun take on a classic children’s game: Cootie Catcher Challenge! I bet most of us remember folding paper into a Cootie Catcher or Fortune Teller and writing funny things inside, like “PU, you smell like a skunk!” Since I’m always up for finding ways to keep the kids entertained, I came up with this Cootie Catcher game that is perfect for a car ride or while waiting in a restaurant.
This Cootie Catcher Challenge Printable Game has 16 challenges, riddles and brainteasers inside, and it’s sure to get kids giggling! It is perfect for children 6+. I handed the Cootie Catcher Challenge to my three children and they had a blast. We found that my 15 year old has an infinity for riddles, as she got every.single.one.correct. The challenge where you have to sit in a chair and rotate your foot clockwise while drawing a 6 with the same side hand had all of us cracking up! If the kids are sitting around claiming to be bored, simply print this out, hand it off and sit back and watch their wacky good time – or heck, join in the fun! That’s what I did.
Want to know how to play? It’s easy!
Download the Cootie Catcher Challenge Printable Game. Personal use only. Do not alter.
For two or more players.
Open the game in Adobe Reader and print onto regular paper.
Cut out the game piece.
Follow along with the video below to fold into a Cootie Catcher:
One person holds the Cootie Catcher, while the other player chooses one of the four colors. The person holding the game then spells the color as she opens and shuts the game piece. Once she is done spelling the color, she shows the Cootie Catcher to the other player, who then chooses one of the available numbers. The person holding the game then counts to that number while opening and shutting the Cootie Catcher. Once she is done counting, she again shows the game to the other player, who once again picks a number. This time she lifts the flap of the number that was chosen and asks the other player if they want Challenge 1 or 2. Once the challenge is selected, she reads the challenge and the other player has to answer or do the challenge. Once the challenge is complete, the players switch roles.
Competitive Play: If you want to keep score, keep track of how many challenges a person successfully completes or how many riddles are answered correctly. The person with the most points wins.
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