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”.
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.
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. These Finger Puzzles come in both full color and black and white versions (so kids can color their own!). They are also available in CSB, ESV, KJV, NASB, NIV, and NKJV.
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.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Nagyszerű! El tudnád nekem is küldeni? Köszönöm!
These look like a fun way to tell the Christmas story. Would be perfect to use with my children's group a our church.
Spanish would be nice, thanks for offering.
my class would totally enjoy
This looks fun! Please send to my email!
Seria tan amable de regalarme una copia en español latino porfavor si es de su agrado
Muchas gracias ?
Is this available in a Spanish version?
This is darling! I'd love this for my grandkids!
Would love a copy of this printable
Would love a copy of this printable
WOULD LOVE A COPY OF THIS CRAFT
please may i get a copy for my Sunday school class, thankyou blessings christine
Can I please get a copy of this for my Sunday school class? Thank you
This awesome thank you so much?
This is so cool thank you so much
I’m excited about sharing this with my Sunday school classes. Thanks !
I signed up in the box on the right sidebar. It says I will receive a New Testament mini pack, however, it doesn't mention the Christmas download. I haven't received anything yet. Did I sign up in the correct place?
I love this! Thank you for sharing! Unfortunately, I am not finding the area to access this activity, only to leave a comment. Could you please email this to me?
How do I download this?
I would love to print this. Thank you for sharing!!
Love the idea
The signup form is giving an error and is not able to send the email. Could you email this to me please?
Can I get this activity for my Sunday school class, it is wonderful!
Please can I have a copy of this Christmas chooser for my Messy church group?
I Would love this for my Sunday school class
I would love a copy of the Jesus’ birth finger puzzle!
I love your work,
I would really like to use this for my religious education class this year. How do I get access to this?
I’m excited about the Christmas Puzzle. How can I get copies for my SabbathSchool clas
Suzzy, thank you for contacting me! There should be a sign up box above that you can use and the finger puzzles will be sent to your email inbox. I am wondering if it is loading super slowly? Please let me know if you still don’t see it. May God bless you! – Anna Joy
Dear Anna Joy,
Where can I get the Printout to make these, please?? thankyou for all your lovely craft ideas!!
Maravilha, muito dinâmico e divertido bom pra brincar e aprender em família..
This looks amazing!
Plan to share this with my gradeschoolers. Thanks for sharing.
This looks great!
THANKS SO VERY MUCH. I TEACH CHILDRENS’ CHURCH (KINDERGARTEN TO 3RD GRADE. THIS IS EXCELLENT. GOD BLESS YOU
Fantastic and just what I was looking for. God bless you.
Thank you! Just what I’ve been looking for!
Thank you! The kids will love this!!
Thank you for this wonderful idea!
I can’t wait! This is the most uniques Nativity craft I’ve ever seen! I appreciate so much you sharing!
I think your finger puzzle is great, would love to take it to sunday school
Me encanta este recurso para ser utilizado por los niños. Gracias por compartirlo.
Thank you, what a great idea
Thank you so much for sharing. I am always making things up but it is nice to look outwards as well. The children so enjoy fun things like this one.
God Bless you.
Can’t wait to try this with my kids! thnks
Love this craft idea! I’m Italiano and we’ll definitely di this craft with the cathechism group. Thanks for sharing
I have been making these by hand for Memory verses in my Sabbath School class. The kids really enjoy doing them. But this Christmas finger puzzle is very nice!! Thank you for offering it!!
Thank you for the help! Your coloring pages and craft are exactly what I needed!
Very well done and your website is great!
Thankyou. God bless.
thank you very much for your GOD BLESS YOU
Is there anyway that I can get a copy of the Christmas finger puzzle without color?
I would like the students to color the pictures themselves.
Yes, Amy! When you sign up, you will receive an email with a link to print, including black and white outline versions for coloring. May God bless you! – Anna Joy
This looks like a lot of fun, thank you so much for sharing!!
Thank you for offering a printable of the Christmas puppet puzzle.
Looks like a perfect, manipulative activity for older kids! Thank you,
I would like to try some of these ideas, thanks for keeping Christ in Christmas!
Thank you! It is so nice to find cute activities to use for centers in my 1st & 2nd grade Sunday school class.
Thank you from France !
thankyou for the download
the children at sunday school will love this
Thank you for the free download of the Christmas catcher about JESUS that you have created. I love it! I’m using it in my counseling practice for kids and at my school where I do social groups with K-5 kids. It’s a perfect activity with a great message.
Thank you! Looking for craft ideas for advent and Christmas for
I am always looking for new ideas for our little Sunday School classes. Thanks for making these available in KJV.
Thank you for this beautiful idea. My grandchildren will enjoy making them!
Love this finger puzzles, I haven’t seen one since grade school that for the great idea my granddaughter will love them. thanks again.
Thanks for sharing this. God bless you!
Greatings from Argentina
These are great
Thank you for sharing this. We will be using it for a craft at our live nativity this year.
My Christian kids club will love making these!
The kids in my Sunday school love these types of games.
Would love to share them with them !
These delighted my kiddo & my niece!! Next year I will print off enough for my kiddo to give out to her entire class. Thank you so very much!! I will also be using these in our upper elementary kids program at church. You have already been a blessing to us! The different versions was a lifesaver – thank you for the added bit of work. It’s greatly appreciated!
I can’t find the Christmas version. I signed up for the 5 free downloads but can’t find the Christmas one. These are really amazing and I think our students would really enjoy them.
Sure, Jess. If you scroll down on the downloads, the Christmas finger puzzle is on page two. May God bless you! -Anna Joy
I just requested these. I can’t wait to do the Christmas one with the kids in my Sunday School class. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for this great resource!
I figured out what I was doing wrong, all were included. Sorry for my confusion. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work, the resources are fun and exciting!
The link for the Christmas Finger puzzle keeps going to the Easter puzzle, is there another link, or updated one? Looking forward to using the puzzle!
I have try with the link that is in the page but I receive others different from the nativity version.
We have a special day on the school for Friday and I would love to make with my kids.
P.s we are from Seville
Roxana, the link includes 5 different finger puzzles. If you scroll down on the download, you will see the Christmas one. I hope this helps. May God bless you!
Roxana is right. When the link comes to the email it is many variations of the same puzzle: black and white, colour and other bible translations. It is not the Nativity Christmas one. Maybe you can change it so that we could get the Christmas one :-).Looking forward to it. Thank you.
Marg, when you choose which color / Bible version and click on the button, you will download a six page file with five pages of finger puzzles (different seasons) and an instruction page. I hope that helps. May God bless you! -Anna Joy
Please send me Christmas Finger puzzle for the sunday school.
Thank you sooooo much!
Hello Anna Joy,
I just requested the finger puzzles in particular the Christmas, please. It will be awesome, the puzzle look awesome. Thank you.
In Australia these are called ‘chatterboxes’, a much nicer name than cootiecatchers.
I love that, Lisa. I know that the other name has a different meaning in Australia than the US.
Thank you so much.
They’re really beautiful, now i just need to translate to portuguese to give to my childrens.
God bless you.
Thank you so much, Can’t wait for my Sunday school kids to play with it now that Christmas is around the corner
I saw that you sent the whole thing! Wow, what a wonderful gift! Many blessings.
This is going to bring so many smiles on our students little faces. Their going to have fun learning with this puzzle.
God bless you, and thank you for sharing.
The finger puzzles look wonderful. Kids love the questions and answers. I can’t wait to get them and use them in my K-3 class at church. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Great idea Thank you !!
🙂 Great idea 🙂
Thank you for sharing this great idea! Can’t wait to use it 🙂
Thanks for the chatter boxes I am looking forward to putting it together to see it in action. God bless
If I may have the Christmas finger puzzel would be great for our Christmas out reach party for children .
Sure, Sarah! If you sign up in the box above, you will get the Christmas finger puzzles sent straight to your email inbox. May God bless you! -Anna Joy
I love your Christmas chatter box
I would love a template as it would help in my
I love this idea, but now I am teaching Norwegian speaking kids at the International Baptist Churchc near Oslo. Would it be possible for you to send me the template in its original form so I could translate it into Norwegian?
Thankful and grateful.
Moira E. Eidahl
I’m a Scripture teacher and the chatter box would help in my
Here in Australia we call them chatterboxes.
I love that, Alison! (And, I know that what Americans call them has a much different connotation in Australia – sorry!) May God bless you!
I have used your 10 commandment puzzle, the kids loved it. Trying to plan ahead for this year’s advent projects.
Thank you for sharing. Early preparation for Friend of God Club at Christmas
Beautiful craft! At least the child didn’t say, as they have for me when I made a similar one, ‘we made fortune tellers!’.
Thank You so much for the Christmas finger puppet. I couldn’t wait to share your sweet site with my daughter & grandkids . Your kindness is an inspiration . . . and a Blessing . Merry Christmas !
Thank you my grandchildren will be making these with me during Christmas break.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you. I will be making these with the children at our Sunday school Christmas party tomorrow.
Hey, thanks so much for the instant access to this Christmas Puzzle. Last week, our new Pastor’s twin boys (Grade 2) were making some sort of Origami Paper Box for my husband (we both teach Children’s Church Hour for Grades 1 to 5 – – -a broader range of ability levels, I know, but we manage), and I am sure that they will be excited with this activity. (I had been trying to think of a good “filler” project for tomorrow, and I don’t have time to run to the craft store to get supplies for many of the projects that I normally do at this time of year.) I printed it out in its “full size,” which still fit the 8 ½ by 11” paper. I made both color copies and the BW (for those who wish to color their own) – I imagine that the kids will already know how to do the folding!
OH, I do remember making these foldable finger puzzles when I was a child – ahem. ..over 35 years ago! And, you are correct . . .they were called “fortune tellers,” etc. Anyway, they are still very popular with kids, today, and we will make sure that we call them “Finger Puzzles,” not “Cootie Catchers” or “Fortune Tellers!” (Keep the parents happy, especially the Pastor’s kids! LOL!!) Thanks, again! You have a wonderful site, which I shall visit, often! Blessing to you!
This is great! My kids at church will love this. Thank you so much for sharing.
I love the illustrations too and would love to use them with my Sunday School class.
Thank you for sharing your talents!
I’ve been looking for fun ways to focus on Jesus this year as we celebrate Christmas. This is great! Thanks!
would love to use these in my class at church
…THIS IS AMAZING! I WOULD LOVE TO USE IT FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Thank you so much!
Super cute, love the illustrations….Would love to share with my nephew’s…
Your Christmas Finger Puzzle Printable were adorable.
I had no problem downloading the puzzle or the instructions on folding. However, I need the instructions on how to use them.
It has been a few years since I worked them in school. (Not saying how many years.) I remember moving the number of times listed.
How do you move them from the 4 squares with pictures to the 8 triangles with pictures and numbers to the 8 triangles with questions to the 8 triangles with verses?
Is there a follow-thru to answer the question or is it all random? Could you give me an example? I am making it out to be more complicated than it is. I don’t know how to get to the answer from the question. My husband could not figure it out either. I want to have it down pat before I introduce it to my 1st – 3rd grade class.
Sure, Rachel. So, if Child A is holding the puzzle, Child B chooses one of the four images on the top of the puzzle. Child A opens and closes the puzzle back and forth as he spells out the word under the chosen image. At the last letter, he holds the puzzle open. Child B then chooses one of the eight images from the interior of the puzzle. Child A opens and closes the puzzle the number of times indicated by the number under the chosen image. On the last number, he holds the puzzle open again. Child B chooses another of the eight images from the interior of the puzzle. Child A opens the flap that includes the chosen image. Child B chooses a number from 1 to 4. Child A reads the verse or question from the chosen number. I hope this helps!
The Christmas Finger Puzzle will excite my 3rd graders.
How can you get them to print. I never was able to print the last ones you showed. Thank you. They look so great.
it’s good for kid.
This is great!
This is a lovely craft idea, so meaningful for Christmas too !
Can’t wait to use the finger puzzle with my Sunday School class.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
fantastic. fabulous ideas for my Sunday school class
I would love to be able to print out and make these with my sunday school kids.
Thank you. They look fun, interesting and conversation provoking x
What a great idea and nicely executed! Thank you! I will use this with my students.
Hi Anna! This is AMAZING! I can’t wait to use these for our small group time this December! About how long will it take for the email download to arrive? Just planning ahead. Thanks SO much! 🙂
Nevermind!! I just realized it went into my junk mail for some reason!! Silly email 🙂 Thank you SO much again!! <3
Oh, good, I am so glad that you found it. May God bless you!
Fabulous idea! I cannot get my 4th grade RE class to stop folding papers, so giving them this to fold and play with at our class party is perfect!
34 Bible Buddies will LOVE this craft!
Love this idea!
My students will love these. Thanks for sharing!
Great craft!!! God Bless!
Looks like a great craft. I’m looking for a grade 3/4 printable mini nativity book to place in a package with hot chocolate mix for the class to assemble and give away. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Elsa
Elsa, would this Christmas Notebook work? It has activities, word searches, etc. May God bless you!
I think my students will Love this Christmas finger puzzle!
I hope they do, Joy. May God bless you.
I would love to print your Christmas finger puzzle for my kids. I couldn’t find the link to do so. Would it be possible for you to send it to me in the ESV?
Hope, if you sign up in the email box above, the link will be sent straight to your email inbox. May God bless you!
Thank you for sharing, I would love the link to this project?
Muchas gracias! A los niños les encantó hacer la actividad.
Thank you! It’s delightful! My students visit residents at the nursing home across the street. We will take these for all to enjoy!
Oh, I absolutely love that idea! How fun. Thanks for sharing.
I want the christmas one
En español por favor
Ines, me gustaría ofrecer estos en español, pero no tengo el tiempo o los recursos para hacerlo en este momento. Si Dios quiere, algún día podré traducirlos. ¡Que Dios te bendiga!
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!
Thank you for your kind words, Ruth! I hope your children really do enjoy it. May God bless you.