Paper Fortune Tellers – social skills activity
When I was a kid I saw girls playing with these things. They called them “cootie catchers.” A few weeks ago, I went on YouTube to learn how to make them. It occurred to me that these things might be useful in social skills activities and counseling for children with high functioning autism.
Once I figured out the template, I made nine of them. Here are the downloads for them:
Click here: Social Skills Paper Fortune Teller Download
Another three Fortune Tellers, CBT / Anxiety Theme Fortune Teller
Another one, on Christmas theme: Christmas Social Skills Paper Fortune Teller – Download
How to use the Paper Fortune Tellers in social skills teaching activities:
Unlike traditional paper fortune tellers, these are not used for pretend fortune telling. These are for helping children, working in pairs, to work on the skills of asking questions, giving compliments and talking about emotions. One of them is to review self-help strategies for teasing and bullying.
Check out the photos and captions below so you can get some ideas on how these might be used in your own social skills groups and lessons. Click on the photo right below here for clear instructions, from Carla Butorac, SLP on how to fold them and use them.
I hope you enjoy these things and that your students /clients find them useful.