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Crab Contraction Puzzles

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

Crab Contraction Puzzles

These adorable Crab Contraction Puzzles are sure to make practicing contractions FUN!
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 is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


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