Catchin’ Cooties

Free Printable Cootie Catcher DownloadAnyone remember making Cootie Catchers back in your grade school days? You know, the silly game where a folded sheet of notebook paper would predict who you’d marry, where you’d live, and how many kids you’d have? For some reason, I was reminded of them this week and thought it’d be fun to make a throwback version for Valentine’s Day to share with my lovely blog readers. Download this free Cootie Catcher printable┬áto find out Cupid’s prediction for your love life, then use it to impress your friends.

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cootie Catcher


If it’s been a while since you played, here’s a quick refresher (as demonstrated by this little brown cootie who I caught snatching my prototype right after I took the photo above):

Cootie Snatcher

Have a player choose one of the top four squares. Spell the name they chose while you open and close the Cootie Catcher up and down and side to side, once for each letter in the word. The player then selects one of the four visible numbers on the inside. Open the Cootie Catcher as you count up to the that number. Look inside and have the player choose another visible number. Open the flap under the number and read their fortune.

Finally, don’t underestimate the fortune-telling powers of the Cootie Catcher!

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  1. DanaNo Gravatar

    OMG This is so cute! I’m running a few off now. Meeting friends for lunch and I plan to tell their fortunes. Thanks!
    Do you think Jake would like a stack to pass out to his friends at ISA? High school girls love these too, right? Hmmmm…. ideas are dancing in my nogin! <3 you!

    Posted February 13, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  2. I was just talking about these with my 4 & 1/2 year old daughter the other day. My friends in elementary school use to make them. I never learned how, but my hubby knows how to make them.

    Posted March 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink
  3. I remember these from when I was in school. I don’t know why, but it shocked me when my son brought one home from school and wanted to play. Those will always be around. It’s amazing watching my son say and do some of the things I did as a kid.

    Posted March 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  4. Thanks so much! Its so cute… I just printed off a bunch for my granddaughter to use as her Valentines for class.

    Posted January 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

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