I remember the good old days of making cootie catchers with my friends. We would decorate the outside with colors, put numbers in the inside, and then write silly fortunes on the inner flaps. My good colleague (gracias Emily) introduced me to this website that has great templates and cootie catchers/ comecocos already made to practice Spanish. Seeing the examples gave me an idea to have my students create their own.
Since my students are just now learning affirmative tú commands, I had them write commands on the inner flaps. Then, after everyone had made their own, they spent 5-10 minutes going around to their peers and playing the game. I told them that they had to do the command that they got, so if it said “¡Corre!”, then they had to do a run around the class. They had SO much fun with these. I’m already thinking of how I can use these to practice other grammar concepts.