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!

Have fun!

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