How to Play Cootie, a Pencil and Paper Game for Kids
What is Cootie?
Cootie is a pencil and paper drawing game for kids, that involves rolling a dice in order to be the first to complete their drawing of a cootie bug! This game is great for kids as it involves both creativity, drawing, and patience!
What You Need:
- Each player receieves a pencil and paper.
- One die
How to Play Cootie:
Players take turns rolling the die to see what body part of their cootie bug can be drawn. Each side of the die represents a specific body part. See below.
- 1 = body
- 2 = head
- 3 = antennae, hat, or bow
- 4 = eye,
- 5 = tongue, teeth, or lips
- 6 = a leg
Have each player roll the die and the player with the highest roll goes first. A player can only start drawing their bug by rolling a one for the body and then a two for the head. If a player cannot roll the required numbers, they lose their turn and must try again on their next turn. After a player gets the body and head, cootie parts can be added in any order a player desires. However, if a player rolls a number of a cootie body part they already have, their turn is over. When a player successfully rolls a needed number, they get a free roll to attempt to get another body part. The winner of the game is the first to finish their cootie!