Christmas Finger Puzzle

Yesterday, I told my Sunday School class that we were going to make “Christmas Finger Puzzles” for our craft.

They took one look at my finished example and told me that I was making was a “cootie catcher”.

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

No matter how often I tried to correct them, they insisted that these were “cootie catchers”. Apparently, in other places these little origami projects are also called “fortune tellers.”

Apart from the names, this is a really fun little Christmas project to work on.

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

These Christmas Finger Puzzles feature words to spell on the outside, numbered Christmas pictures on the next layer, Christmas related questions to answer, and Christmas Bible verses on the inside (KJV).

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

To play, have your child insert their thumb and index finger from each hand into the flaps in the back. Open and close the finger puzzle in different directions as you spell one of the words from the outer layer. Then, pick a picture from the inside. Open and close the finger puzzle the number of times indicated on the picture you chose. Choose one more image. Open that flap and choose a number from one to four. Read the verse or question from the chosen number.

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

My 3rd and 4rth grade Sunday School class enjoyed cutting and folding these Christmas Finger Puzzles, then asking each other questions and reading the verses.

Unfortunately, on the way out, one of my students proudly showed their parents their finger puzzle and said “Look, we made cootie catchers.” And the parent glanced up at me and said, “You learned about cooties in Sunday School?”

Next week I may be the ex-3rd and 4rth grade Sunday School teacher.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

(Click on the links below to open the printable PDF’s and step-by-step folding instructions.)

Christmas Finger Puzzle Printable, Color

Christmas Finger Puzzle Printable, Black and White

Christmas Finger Puzzle Instructions

Graphics for the Cootie Catchers by edu-clips.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Finger Puzzle

  1. Wow, this Is one of my favorite things I have seen this season!
    My history with printables is that I love them, but the kids don’t really want to sit down and do them.
    I know they will love these, since they create their own versions all the time! No pencil, no writing, and yet they are learning just the same!