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Young learner topics: The fantastic fortune teller game

Level: Elementary Type: Worksheet Print material

This fun game for children, which includes instructions for making and playing the game, helps with the teaching of animal names and numbers.

A great game for children. Just download the file then follow the instructions below. The first set of instructions are for making the fortune teller, the second are for playing the game. Enjoy! The fortune teller helps with the teaching of animal names and numbers. Follow these simple instructions to make your fortune teller. You can ask the children to colour in the animals.

Print out the fortune teller. Cut round the thick dark line to make a square.
Fold along all the lines then reopen them.
Turn your fortune teller over, and fold each corner into the centre.
Turn it over again, so that you can read the fortunes and fold each corner into the centre.
Fold in half horizontally.
How to use your fortune teller
  • Insert the thumb and forefinger of each hand into the four pockets of the fortune teller. Bring your fingers together.
  • Pull your fingers from one hand away from the fingers on your other hand, you will see one set of numbers on the inside of the fortune teller. If you pull your thumbs toward you and your forefingers away from you you will see another set of numbers on the inside.
  • Start with the fortune teller closed.
  • Ask a friend to pick one of the animals then open the fortune teller forward and backwards as you spell out the animal chosen.
  • Next, ask your friend to pick one of the numbers that show inside and open the fortune teller that many times.
  • Finally ask your friend to pick one more number from the numbers inside and open the flap for that number.
  • Read them their fortune and their lucky number!
  • The fortunes have some difficult English phrases. We suggest that teachers translate these for the children.


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  • Hello Anonymous,

    Thank you for your comment. There is only one resource above and it is not a GIF file - please can you give us some more details of the problem you are experiencing? The resource attached above is actually an example fortune teller, to be printed off and made up in class. The 'lesson plan' is actually in the article above. We are sorry if this is unclear, we will rename the document to hopefully avoid future confusion.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi, there is only one picture in the lesson plan. Nothing else. And the other GIF files can't be downloaded. Is there anything wrong here?

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  • I must have gone wrong somewhere but it doesn't seem to work. Hmmm. maybe the kids will show me tomorrow...

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  • Hi Linda,

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. Great to hear that your kids enjoyed the activity so much. All of our children's resources are housed in this section:

    We have a range of different young learners lessons from fun phonics classes and other arts and crafts lessons to stories, poems and songs.

    Hope that helps and happy teaching.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi, I did this with my group of 10 and 11 year olds. Teaching will for predictions, you will have, you will be with fortune telling, by reading hands and a crystal ball (plastic bowl). Amazingly all of them, even the boys were passionate about making this and playing with it. Then I gave the quicker ones a blank sheet with the grid on it to make their own. All the kids could say a few sentences with the structure by the end of the class. Excellent idea and have you got anymore? Thanks.

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