Love celebrating Halloween but hate the constant focus on candy and snacks? Make easy Halloween joke tellers with your kids this fall for a delightful Halloween treat that focuses on fun instead of food…. no candy or sugar added!
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Type the phrase “Halloween treats for kids” into an online search engine and you’re sure to come up with hundreds of fun chocolate covered, marshmallow-filled ideas. I love sharing special Halloween treats with my kids but I hate all the focus on unhealthy food and sugar filled treats.
Junk Food Overload
Is it just me or is junk food becoming more and more present every year? I remember getting a few special holiday treats when I was a kid, but today amount of sugar and candy treats seems to escalate rapidly from Halloween through Valentine's Day.
It seems like there are treats or classroom rewards made of candy almost ever-single day! I love my kids to have fun, but I hate constantly filling the mean mom role and having to be the healthy eating police.
I want to thrill and delight my kiddos with special treats for the holidays without adding to the sugar overload! If you feel the same way, check out my adorable collection of free holiday cootie catchers including this fun Halloween joke teller.
JOKE TELLERS, COOTIE CATCHERS OR FORTUNE TELLERS
Joke tellers are an easy folded paper craft that kids love. The free printable project (with easy folding instructions) takes less than 5 minutes to complete. You can surprise your kids this Halloween… no sugar needed!
Do you remember folding paper fortune tellers (sometimes called cootie catchers) in elementary school? My friends and I used to make fortune tellers from notebook paper that were meant to predict everything about our adult lives from the number of children we would have to our future careers.
I was reintroduced cootie catchers when my own kids hit elementary school and was amazed that they were still popular! I think the appeal is in the fascinating way paper folds into a toy.
HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN JOKE TELLERS
Want to make Halloween joke tellers with your kids? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1 – Download the free printable Halloween Joke Tellers with instructions from my free printables library.
2 – Print, cut, and fold the joke teller. I print mine on matte photo paper for a sturdy joke teller with extra bright colors.
3 – Share the silly Halloween jokes with your favorite kids.
More Free Cootie Catchers
I’ve designed many different holiday cootie catchers for kids. Check out these other fun (and free) printables:
- Thanksgiving Gratitude Cootie Catchers that are filled with thankfulness discussion questions.
- Christmas Kindness Cootie Catchers that suggest kind deeds kids can accomplish.
- New Years Eve Fortune Tellers that “predict” your upcoming year.
- Valentine Joke Tellers that are a great non-candy classroom treat.
- St Patrick’s Day Joke Tellers are a fun lunchbox surprise or after school activity.
- Back to School Fortune Tellers get kids talking about the upcoming year.
PAPER CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Paper fortune tellers are a fun holiday treat for kids with no added sugar! Take a few minutes to surprise the kids in your life with a Halloween joke teller. They are a fun (and funny) way to say Happy Halloween!
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