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Band-Aid Contractions Activity – Free Printable Grammar Game for Kids

Confused by Contractions? This super cute, free Band-Aid contraction games printable is a fun, hands-on contractions activity to help kids understand how contractions are made up of two different words. These contraction games are perfect for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders. Simply print pdf file with contractions exercises with answers and you are ready to play and learn!
Confused by Contractions? This super cute, free Band-Aid contraction games printable is a fun, hands-on contractions activity to help kids understand how contractions are made up of two different words. These contraction games are perfect for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders. Simply print pdf file with contractions exercises with answers and you are ready to play and learn!

Contraction games

It can be difficult for kids to grasp contractions. But I’ve found that turning things into fun, educational activities where kids are engaged not only makes learning fun, but helps children retain what they’ve learned better. This contraction game is a great way for students in grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 to grasp how contractions are formed and practice making common contractions. Use this for teaching contractions or as a way to practice with a fun contractions activity. Either way you will love how it is a mix of a  contraction words worksheet and contraction games for the perfect blend of educational, but FUN! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love that this activity makes great extra practice, literacy center in your classroom, or supplement to your English Grammar curriculum or homeschool spelling curriculum.

Contraction Games Printable

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ______ <<. The contractions worksheet 2nd grade pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

free contraction worksheets

What is a Contraction?

A contraction is a shortened form of a group of words that omits certain letters or sounds and replaces them with an apostrophe. Usually, contractions are made up of verbs. Common examples of contractions include: He would = He’d. I have=I’ve. They are = They’re. You cannot = You can’t.

Contractions Games Printable

Kids wil love the clever doctor theme of this activity! This is such a clever addition to any literacy center, community helper theme or lesson plan. It is the perfect blend of worksheet and hands-on grammar activity. For this contractions in english worksheets you will need to:

  • print 13 copies of free contraction worksheets, cut in half, and staple into a Prescription Pad.
  • cut out the strips of words in the boxes
  • cut out the cute apostrophe band aids (or use real band-aids)

Contraction Games Printable

Contractions worksheet

Children will take a strip of two words from the contraction worksheets grade 2.

Contractions Games Printable

Write the word pair on the symptom words line of the RX Perscription pad.

Free contraction games

Students will use their scissors to combine the “symptom words” and paste together using an apostrophe band aid to make a “contraction diagnosis”. Don’t forget to sign the perscription pad as the perscribing Dr.

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This is such a fun, hands on activity to help kids grasp how contractions are formed and gain familiarity with common contractions.

You can make the perscription pad re-usable to save on printing by laminating and using a dry erase marker. You will also want to laminate the band-aid apostrophes. The word pairs will need to be printed again as they will be cut to visually understand how the two words come together to make a new contraction word.

Contractions Practice

Free contraction games

This free contraction game for kids contains the following words:

  • can’t = can not
  • aren’t = are not
  • hasn’t = has not
  • didn’t – did not
  • I’m = I am
  • you’re = you are
  • he’s = he is
  • I’ve = I have
  • that’s = that is
  • haven’t – have not
  • I’ll = I will
  • how’s = how is
  • won’t = would not
  • it’s = it is
  • let’s = let us
  • you’ll = you will
  • wouldn’t = would not
  • we’ll = we will
  • they’re = they are
  • she’s = she is
  • we’re = we are
  • don’t = do not
  • isn’t = is not
  • weren’t = were not
  • shouldn’t = should not
  • couldn’t = could not

hands on activity learning contractions with this fun cut and paste activity

My kiddos always loved doing hands-on activities and worksheets and it helped the concept to stick better too.

Sometimes seeing an activity in action helps it make more sense. So take a peak!

Make practicing contractions fun with this super cute, free printable Doctor contraction matching game. In this contractions activity students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders will practice identifying 26 common contractions for kids. Simply print pdf file with the contraction game printable to make learning fun. If you are looking for fun contraction games to help kids practice contraction words, you will love this quick, easy, and outrageously cute Minion contractions game. This contractions games is a great way to help 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students practice matching common contractions while having fun with these silly yellow Despicable Me inspired characters. Simply print the contractions activity pdf file with the convenient, re-usable file folder game. Contraction Dominoes is a fun way for kids to practice contractions for kids! Grab this contractions game to make contraction practice fun for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students! To play this free printable contraction games printable simply print the contractions printable and cut apart the domino cards. Match words with their contactions.  Simply print pdf file with free contration games and you are ready to play and learn! Make practicing contractions fun with this super cute, free printable Contractions Game. This Contraction Bingo is a fun printable bingo game perfect for helping first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and fourth grade students practice learning contractions with a fun twist!  Simply print the pdf file with the match the contractions activity and you are ready to play and learn!

Contractions Practice

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Confused by Contractions? This super cute, free Band-Aid contraction games printable is a fun, hands-on contractions activity to help kids understand how contractions are made up of two different words. These contraction games are perfect for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders. Simply print pdf file with contractions exercises with answers and you are ready to play and learn!

Contractions Activity

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  • Wow! Beth you are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with us all. I am a new homeschool mom and I feel like I just struck gold. Im so excited to use some of these tools for my two kiddos!

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