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This is a popular game to consolidate knowledge of contractions for Years 1, 2 and 3. For 3 - 6 players, it may be used during Word Work, literacy centres or any small group activity. The cards may also be used by individuals for a Concentration/Memory/Pairs game. Teaching language conventions and word usage through games is a fun way for children to practise what they have learned.


The contractions found in this game are:

haven’t, can’t, didn’t, shouldn’t, wasn’t, won’t, isn’t, aren’t, hadn’t, wouldn’t, doesn’t, couldn’t, I’m, you’re, he’s, she’s, we’re, you’re, they’re, that’s, let’s, I’ll, you’ll, he’ll, she’ll, we’ll.


You will find:

  • Rules of the Game (1 page)
  • Version 1 – full colour (14 pages)
  • Version 2 – colour background removed (14 pages)


Terms of Use:

This resource is for one classroom use only. It is bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the internet is strictly prohibited  without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 


Contractions Game

  • 37 Mb / 15 pages)

  • Year 1, 2 and 3

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