Bundles of these sticks were placed in jars and gently shaken until a few sticks stuck out above the rest, or fell out.
Holding the can almost upright, shook gently until 1 or more sticks began to stick out above the others.
They took them out, looked up your stick and read your fortune there.
Using a can and some craft sticks you can make your own.
Pic from Activity Village
But I made my own "fortune sticks". I used them as prompts for reading, speaking and writing with my older kids. Print, cut and laminate. You can place the "sticks" in a red jar. Let children shake the jar and pick the card that stick out the others. Ask children to read the card and speak (or write) about it.
Download the freebie in my blog