FREE Crab Contractions

Make practicing contractions fun with this free printable contractions activity for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students.
FREE Crab Contractions - this is such a fun, hands on educational activity to help first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade kids to learn contractions. This free printable activity is perfect for centers, extra practice, seat work, spring break, and more.

Contractions Practice

Contraction Words

contractions activity for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade practice

Just print the free printable activity (below) on cardstock or laminate for durability.

Cut along dotted lines and put in two piiles: contraction crabs and word pinchers/arms

contraction activity for centers, extra practice, homeschool, language arts

Students will find the two arm words that make up the contraction crab body and place them to complete the crab (see above left).

HINT: You can make them self correcting if you like by placing a color/shape sticker on the back of the crab and the corresponding arms for students to check at the end of the activity.


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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.