Contraction Action

This week we are studying contractions- specifically contractions with will and not. We watched the Between the Lions video on contractions. I love that one! It is so cute!

I created a few games to go with this unit. Initially I was going to sell these, but I feel guilty because I feel like my blog posts have focused too much on what I am selling : (.  I hate it when people do that.  So here is a freebie! Here is the information from the description page:

The first game is a simple activity that would best work with white boards. Students draw cards and a partner tells them the word to draw and then the partner checks their work. Simple but engaging due to those white boards!

The second game is a Kaboom! game that has students identify the two words that make up the contraction.

The third game is a concentration game matching the contraction to the words that make up the contraction. There is a recording sheet to practice spelling and writing the contractions.

The fourth game is a “Band Aid Contraction” activity. Students build the two words and then use a band aid clip art picture as the apostrophe to “knock out” the letters. There is a recording sheet for this activity as well.

These games are perfect as partner activities!
Feel free to download and use. If you download it please leave me a comment ! I big puffy heart them!



  1. Thank you so much!! I'm working with contractions with my 3rd graders :)

  2. You know I downloaded this! Thank you for the freebie!!!

  3. This is awesome! Thank you soo much for sharing :-)

  4. Thank you, Mandy! It's so nice to see a teacher sharing with other teachers for FREE!

  5. I am a pre-service teacher and I appreciate all the help I can get with ideas. Thanks bunches for posting this and making it free!

  6. I am also a pre-service teacher...thank you for sharing your ideas with those of who are just getting started!


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