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Printable Back to School Chatterbox Game

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A printable back to school chatterbox game is the perfect way to get some conversations started among new friends at the beginning of the year. This easy to make foldable paper game will keep kids busy for longer than you would expect!

hands holding a printable back to school chatterbox game surrounded by an orange frame graphic


Chatterbox games have been around since I was a kid and maybe even longer. I remember making these in elementary and middle school and having a blast with friends. 

There are quite a few other names for the chatterbox game. You may have heard them called a paper fortune teller game, a cootie catcher, a salt cellar, or a whirlybird.

They are basically an origami type of children’s game because the game is made from folding a piece of paper a certain way so it opens and closes.

printable back to school chatterbox game on a wood table surrounded by an orange frame graphic


The printable I am offering you has detailed folding instructions included. I like to have a visual when I am trying to make something that involves a lot of folding and steps. 

The key is to start with a SQUARE piece of paper. This will not work properly if you try to use a full rectangle sheet of copy paper. 

Follow each of the steps in order and you will have this printable back to school chatterbox game ready in no time. Once you get the hang of making these fortune teller games, it is effortless, and you will be able to make lots of different versions.

printable directions on how to make the chatterbox game


The printable back to school chatterbox game is already set up and labeled for you for a fast kids activity. All you actually have to do is fold it and then play.

The questions are all designed to help kids get to know each other at the beginning of the school year. 

Here are the questions listed on the game piece: 

  • Who is your favorite superhero and why?
  • Tell me about your summer.
  • What is your favorite food and why?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • Tell what happens in your favorite book.
  • What subject do you like to study in school and why?
printable back to school chatterbox game


I have always liked playing the chatterbox game with 2 people at a time. 

Each child will take turns and will get to answer a question. Then the other child goes.

If you are in a classroom setting or a larger group then the kids can rotate around the room so they can play the game with multiple different children and get to know everyone!

This is also a great activity for summer camps and even an ice breaker for birthday parties or other social gatherings. 


You can download and print off this fun printable game for your own personal use.

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You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.

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two images of a printable back to school chatterbox game with title text reading Back to School Chatterbox, all on an orange Chevron patterned background

2 thoughts on “Printable Back to School Chatterbox Game”

    • It says you received it by email on July 22. The title of the email was, “Here’s your back to school chatterbox game.”


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