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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catchers

Turn practicing multiplication into a game with a set of Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catchers!

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

Whether you're a teacher or a parent, it can be hard to get kids to keep practicing their multiplication facts. I know that math isn't everyone's favorite subject, so I designed this set of Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher to make practicing more like a game! All you need are some colored pencilsmarkers, or crayons!

Practice more multiplication with Mystery Multiplication Worksheets! You'll love these Disney Mystery MultiplicationEmoji Mystery MultiplicationBack to School Mystery Multiplication, and Halloween Mystery Multiplication sets!

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Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

There are 8 different cootie catchers with multiplication facts 2-9, which makes them great for kids who are just learning multiplication. The easiest to memorize are 0, 1, and 10s, so I didn't include those in the set - however, PLEASE let me know if you think I should add them!

I also recommend downloading this Free Printable Multiplication Chart to pair with the worksheets!

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

Download and print out the Multiplication Cootie Catcher printables on regular copy paper

You can color the cootie catchers with some colored pencilsmarkers, or crayons before or after cutting. Each corner has red, blue, green, and orange written to help with the first step when playing. I personally recommend coloring each corner square (or X"number") with the written color, and then coloring the inside parts however you want.

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut out the Cootie Catchers around the outer border only.

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

Follow these steps to fold the cootie catcher:
  1. Fold the Cootie Catcher in half diagonally, then open it up and fold it diagonally again in the opposite direction.
  2. Turn the paper face-down and fold all four corners so that the points touch the center.
  3. Turn the paper over and fold again so that all four points touch the center.
  4. Fold the paper sideways in both directions to really crease the paper and make it flexible.

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

Work your thumbs and pointer fingers into the four pockets (with the "x2"). Practice moving the cootie catcher back and forth to loosen the paper up a little.

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

How to play:
  1. Choose a color: red, blue, green, or orange.
  2. Moving the flaps in and out and side to side in time with the number of letters, spell out the word of the color (i.e. red = 3, blue = 4, green = 5, orange = 6).
  3. Open the Cootie Catcher to reveal the multiplication problems.
  4. If the problems are colored (like image above), you can choose another color and move the flaps again to the number of letters in the color. If not, you can skip to the next step.
  5. Choose a multiplication problem and then check for the correct answer under that problem’s flap.
  6. Repeat until you have successfully solved all of the multiplication problems.

Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

When you are done playing, you can stack all the cootie catchers up for the next time you want to play. This set is a lot of fun for kids to play with, which makes it perfect for fact memorization. My husband has given a set to all of his students to keep at home and the kids love pairing up to use them in the classroom.

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (okay for home, school & libraries).
*You may NOT modify, sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, you may use ONE photo and credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama and linked back to this post.

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Free Printable Multiplication Cootie Catcher Set

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  1. Thanks, I love your cootie catchers!!

  2. Thanks this will make it fun for the grandchildren.

  3. I just taught my 3rd graders cootie catchers! And I'm always looking for fun ways to practice multiplication! Thank you so much!

  4. this is great!! Lots of thanks from Argentina!!

  5. Wonderful! Thanks!

  6. It will only let me download not print...

  7. I just came across these Multiplication Cootie Catchers. I would love to have them for the 11s and 12s. Our kids have to know through 12 x 12.

  8. Thank you for this awesome multiplication activity. However, It is possible to have it for 10, 11 and 12 please?

  9. This is a wonderful resource. Thank you for this great multiplication activity and my students love it! Sending love from Guam! :)

  10. Thank you so much for this great FREE resource for students!!


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