Folded paper joke tellers for kids are a fun holiday treat that contain no sugar, won’t clutter your home, and can be completed in just a few minutes. Surprise the kids in your life with a St Patrick’s Day joke teller this March. They are a fun (and free!) way to say Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Class Party = Sugar Overload
Halfway through my latest elementary school classroom party I began daydreaming that I was curled up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of wine instead of handing out candy to a noisy room full of sugar-loaded school kids.
Have you taken a gander at the St. Patrick’s Day treat ideas for kids found on Pinterest? Most are sugary sweets that are not great for growing kids, cheap plastic junk that clutters up their rooms (and eventually the landfill), or elaborate crafts that simply do not fit into busy parents’ schedules.
What’s a fun-loving mom to do?
Make a fun paper St Patrick’s Day Joke Teller for your kids!
Joke Teller, Cootie Catchers or Fortune Tellers
You may remember folding simple paper fortune tellers in elementary school. My elementary school friends and I used to make them with notebook paper and colored markers. Most of the folded paper games we made were meant to predict the number of children we would have, determine our spouses, or pinpoint careers.
When my kids hit elementary school I was reintroduced cootie catchers (sometimes called fortune teller, chatter boxes or salt cellars depending on where you live). I was amazed at the continued popularity of these simple paper crafts!
What are Joke Tellers?
I turned the fortune tellers of my past into joke tellers by replacing the silly predictions we wrote as kids with silly Saint Patrick’s Day jokes appropriate for elementary school students (and everyone else).
After sharing a few copies with my kids’ friends I know one thing for sure… JOKE TELLERS are a hug hit!
I’m not sure if the appeal of joke tellers is in the fun design, the colorful images, the silly jokes, or simply the mesmerizing way paper turns into a toy. Whatever the reason, there is something SO captivating about these folded paper crafts.
How to Make Saint Patrick’s Day Joke Tellers
These simple joke tellers are the perfect craft or St. Patrick’s Day treat for kids. The free printable project (with easy folding instructions) takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Surprise your kids this St. Patrick’s Day… no sugar or room cluttering junk needed!
Want make a St. Patrick’s Day Joke Teller for your kids? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
- Get the free printable St. Patrick’s Day Joke Teller with folding instructions HERE.
- Save the file to your computer, then print and cut out the joke teller. (I print on matte photo paper for extra bright colors, it is also makes the joke teller extra sturdy.)
- Fold the joke teller then share the silly St. Patrick’s Day jokes with your favorite kids.
More Free Saint Patrick’s Day Printables
Looking for more St Patrick’s Day fun? Delight your kids with my free printable Saint Patrick’s Day Lunch Box Notes.
More Free Cootie Catchers
I’ve designed lots of fun holiday cootie catchers for kids. Check out these fun versions:
- Valentine’s Day Joke Tellers are a great non-candy classroom treat or lunchbox surprise.
- Father’s Day Joke Tellers make a perfect gift for Dad.
- Thanksgiving Turkey Joke Tellers keep the kids busy while you cook.
- Silly Snowmen Joke Tellers are perfect for classroom parties.
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