SAVE BIG when you build your own bundle! Add any 8 individual products to your cart to receive 30% off!

Growth Mindset Lesson + Fortune Tellers: Fun School Counseling & Classroom Game



Nothing Found

No Gift Card Category Found.



Children love using this fun growth mindset activity.  After all, what kid do you know who doesn’t love a good old fashioned fortune teller?  Your students will be super engaged as they put together and play their very own unique game!

First, students will refer to the list of the top 50 kid-friendly growth mindset strategies that’s included in this resource.  Second, they will identify 8 of the most helpful and meaningful tools.  Then they will write them down on one of the templates.   Next, students assemble their fortune teller, which involves following directions and using other executive functioning skills.  And last but not least, they get to play!  Best of all, when students use their fortune teller, they get to review different ways to build a growth mindset, which is critical to social emotional learning.  In short, your students will be begging to play more, all the while building a skill that will help them to cultivate healthy SEL skills.


Why Teach Kids About Growth Mindset?

Research tells us that cultivating a growth mindset is the surest path to developing the kind of positive self-talk which is foundational for self-efficacy and a strong internal locus of control. Having a growth mindset is like having a compass which points to the “next step” when invariable mistakes and missteps happen. So instead of giving up, having a growth mindset inspires us to get up, get creative, get to Plan-B (or C or D :), get moving, and get growing!


Ways to Use This SEL Activity

  • Integrate this growth mindset activity into your social emotional learning curriculum.
  • Tons of fun for small groups and lunch bunches
  • Use fortune tellers as solution focused tool when counseling individual students.
  • Interactive paper craft activity is fun to do at home with the family, too!


Looking for other SEL themes, be sure to check out our Social Emotional Learning Fortune Teller Bundle!  You can also find other growth mindset activities, like our card game and quiz show lesson by clicking here.





Additional information

Product Categories

Resilience + Growth Mindset, Individual + Group Counseling, Lessons

File Type

Grade Level


Used By



  • 4 Do-it-yourself, customizable & colorable fortune tellers
  • 4 Ready-to-go fortune tellers, in both color and black and white
  • List of 50 Growth Mindset Affirmations that students can refer to when designing their own, unique growth mindset cootie catcher.

Ready-Made Fortune Teller Themes Include

✔ Assembly Instructions and Directions on How to Play.

✔ Lesson Plan

✔ 25 Ways to Build a Growth Mindset POSTER!

✔The “Planting the Seed” and “The Great Outdoors” ready-made

fortune tellers are perfect to use in solution-focused counseling sessions or student-teacher-parent conferences for goal-oriented conversations.



I love including lessons about the brain and growth mindset in my instruction. And students love fortune tellers…definitely a win-win product!

-Dena B.

August 3, 2021, TPT Review



Such a great way to teach growth mindset and have an engaging activity for the students! Used this with 4th and 5th graders!

-Abigail S.

July 19, 2021, TPT Review



Simple but makes for a fun, engaging activity. Was a great way to open up discussions surrounding growth mindset and kids loved designing their own fortune tellers

-Misha C.

April 21, 2021, TPT Review



Great way to end our September SEL unit on Growth Mindset, kids really enjoyed making the tellers and sharing their ideas.

-Marcio Barrio (TPT Seller) 

October 15, 2020, TPT Review 

You May Also Like...