Here’s the A Wrinkle in Time cootie catcher I added to my son’s book club!
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A Wrinkle in Time Cootie Catcher
This was a fun little printable for my kids because they loved the A Wrinkle in Time book. It’s simple, yet the ending choices are all memorable book quotes to remind us all…
- “Believing takes Practice.”
- “We can’t take credit for our many talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
- “There is nothing left except to try.”
- “Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
- “People are more than the way they look.”
- “There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.”
- “Life with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
- “Love. That was what she had that IT did not.”
My son helped me with choosing the images for this cootie catcher game. He thought the Brain… known as IT, Fortinbras… the family’s big black dog, and Mrs. Who’s Magical Glasses were all great choices. I added in the Concentric Circles from the 50th-anniversary book cover for nostalgic reasons. We were both pleased with the result.
How we Played a Wrinkle in Time Cootie Catcher
My son held the Wrinkle in Time Cootie Catcher with two hands. Placing his thumbs and pointer fingers inside the cone shapes. He chose an image on the top. Either the Brain… known as IT, Fortinbras the dog, Mrs. Who’s Magical Glasses, or the Concentric Circles.
Each picture has a number associated with it. Open and close the cootie catcher alternating between up and then across with your fingers. For example, if the person chooses the Brain, then you open the cootie catcher 4 times. If the Magical Glasses are chosen, then the person opens the cootie catcher 5 times.
Next, he will chose one of the numbers on the inside of the cootie catcher. He opened and closed the cootie catcher that many times.
Repeating this process twice.
On the third number selection, instead of counting out the numbers again, my son opened the flap and read the quote from the book inside and hopefully be a bit inspired.
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