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Crab Contraction Words Puzzles

Make practicing contractions for kids fun with these super cute, free printable crab contraction puzzles. This contractions activity is perfect for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, adn 4th grade students who are learning to form contractions. Simply download pdf file with contraction printables and you are ready to learn and play with this ocean theme printable activity for kids.

Make practicing contractions for kids fun with these super cute, free printable crab contraction puzzles. This contractions activity is perfect for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, adn 4th grade students who are learning to form contractions. Simply download pdf file with contraction printables and you are ready to learn and play with this ocean theme printable activity for kids.

Contraction Puzzles

Are you working on contractions grammar? Your student in grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 will love kearning contractions in English with these adorable Crab Contraction Puzzles! A contraction word is a word made by shortening and combining two words. Words like I’ll (I + will) and she’s (she + is) are all contractions taught in English grammar (language arts) typically in early elementary school. The best way for kids to learn which combination of words can make contractions is by practicing a lot. We love turning learning into a game so kids are excited about learning and engaged with the material; it also helps them remember it better too. THis contraction game is perfect for a hands-on contraction actvitiy for children to remember common contractions. You can see the contractions grammar list farther down in this post.

Contraction activities

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie. Print the super cute crabs and their pincher claws in color on cardstock for durability; or you can laminate the pages.

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Contractions practice

Simple prepare the language arts activity by cutting along dotted lines and put in two piles: contraction crabs and word pinchers/arms.

Whether you are a parent looking for fun supplemental activities for summer learning, classroom teacher looking for a clever literacy center activity, or a homeschooler looking for learning activities to make the material stick – you will love this free contractions for kids activity that helps students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and fourth grade master common contractions.

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Contraction words

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

List of Contractions

Here are the contraction words list included in this grammar activity:

  • we’ll – we will
  • I’m – I am
  • didn’t – did not
  • she’s – she is
  • wasn’t – was not
  • isn’t – is not
  • you’re – you are
  • you’ve – you have
  • they’re – they are
  • you’ll – you will
  • I’ve – I have
  • he’s – he has
  • don’t – do not
  • I’m – I am
  • won’t  – will not
  • haven’t – have not
  • I’d – I had
  • can’t  – can not
  • we’ll – we will
  • he’s – he is
  • it’s – it is
  • could’ve – could have
  • hasn’t – has not
  • aren’t – are not

    

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.

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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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! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • Love your products but whenever I print the background is all black which means I can’t use them. Any suggestions?

    • Very odd. I suggest downloading the product first. Then print from the downloaded copy. Sometimes your internet connection or goggle drive speed can affect the rendering.

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