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!
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
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)
Children will take a strip of two words from the contraction worksheets grade 2.
Write the word pair on the symptom words line of the RX Perscription pad.
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.
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.
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
My kiddos always loved doing hands-on activities and worksheets and it helped the concept to stick better too.
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