ESL/EFL Origami Crafts are a huge hit with students! Practice the ABCs or Verbs with these Paku Paku Fortune Tellers.
Our latest 10-minute ESL/EFL craft for kids is a fun and exciting origami craft. When you make these Origami Paku Paku Fortune Tellers, students can practice listening and following directions as the teacher demonstrates how to fold the paper and make them. After that, kids can practice asking their friends about numbers, colors, ABCs, and verbs. These have been such a hit with our students as young as three years old which is why it’s one of our new favorite activities!
There are two fun styles of Paku paku Fortune Teller origami crafts to choose from. The simple version is great for young students. It has numbers from 1 to 8 and easy ABC-words such as apple, bat, cat from our FUN!book 1 and Level 1 Downloadable Curriculum. The other style has numbers from 10 to 80 with various verbs from our FUN!book 2 and Level 2 Downloadable Curriculum. Not only are the Paku Paku Fortune Tellers super easy and fun to make, they’re full of potential for teaching and reviewing important vocabulary and expressions.
By the way, we decided to call them Paku Paku Fortune Tellers because all the children in Japan call this origami craft “paku paku,” which means Chomp Chomp. Whatever country you’re in, and whatever you decide to call them, it’s safe to say that everyone will call them “FUN!”
Origami Fortune Tellers will be a hit in any lesson or event!
There’s no right or wrong way to play with these ESL Origami Paku Paku Fortune Tellers. We like to have our students practice expressions such as:
Please choose a number… (50)
10, 20, 30, 40, 50
Please choose a color… (pink)
P – I – N – K
Please choose another color… (green)
What can you cook? (Making a sentence from the word under the color.)
We hope you have a great time doing this fun and easy craft in your next lesson!