I created the Choose Kindness Wonder Book Cootie Catcher to help inspire my kid's kindness toward others.
This activity is full of encouragement because we used Mr. Browne's precepts from the Wonder book. You see, Mr. Browne's precepts play an important role in the book.
Once you print your download, Cut off the white edges of the square pattern you printed.
With the pattern facing down, fold all four corners in toward the center. Be sure to watch your lines. Try to make them as even as possible.
Turn the pattern over so that Mr. Browne's precepts with the astronaut helmets are facing up. Now fold the corners into the center again to create a smaller square.
Next, fold the square in half so that Courage and Character are on top. Make your crease. Then fold it the opposite way so that Friendship and Courage are on top. Make another crease.
Finally, place your fingers into the bottom of the paper and pop it up to make four cone shapes. Choose Kindness Cootie Catcher is ready!
Hold your Choose Kindness Cootie Catcher with two hands. Place your thumbs and pointer fingers inside the cone shapes. The person playing will choose one of the eye images on the top. Either Courage, Character, Kindness, or Friendship.
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 you choose "Kindness." you will open the cootie catcher 5 times.
Then you will choose one of the kindness actions inside the cootie catcher. The number above the action tells you how many times to open and close the cootie catcher again.
Repeat the process as much as you like, though I recommend a total of 2-3 times.
On the final selection, instead of counting out the numbers again, you will open the flap to reveal one of Mr. Browne's precepts and encouragements.
I also added in a cootie catcher that is missing Mr. Browne's precepts so that the kids can write in their own just like Auggie and his classmates did!