Contractions Matching Game Freebie with a Snowflake Theme

Free contractions matching game cards! So many activities you can do with this freebie. Make it a game and play memory or go fish. This is awesome grammar practice for kids in first grade or 2nd grade.

Practice contractions with this contractions matching game freebie with a snowflake theme. These cards include common contractions and the matching words that make up that contraction. Each card has a subtle snowflake theme in the background, which makes this perfect for practice in the winter.

Free contractions matching game cards! So many activities you can do with this freebie. Make it a game and play memory or go fish. This is awesome grammar practice for kids in first grade or 2nd grade.
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These free matching cards can be used in so many different ways to practice contractions. Turn it into a game and suddenly reviewing those contractions is a lot more fun!

This freebie includes 18 contractions and their matching words. The following contractions are included:
  • can't
  • she's
  • won't
  • don't
  • I'm
  • he's
  • aren't
  • shouldn't
  • couldn't
  • it's
  • that's
  • you've
  • I've
  • wasn't
  • haven't
  • doesn't
  • wouldn't
  • isn't
To make these more durable to use each year, I would recommend printing on cardstock and laminating. You can find all of my favorite supplies for prepping activities in my Amazon Storefront.
Free contractions matching game cards! So many activities you can do with this freebie. Make it a game and play memory or go fish. This is awesome grammar practice for kids in first grade or 2nd grade.

Ideas for Using Contraction Matching Cards

Free contractions matching game cards! So many activities you can do with this freebie. Make it a game and play memory or go fish. This is awesome grammar practice for kids in first grade or 2nd grade.

Here are just 3 different ways to use these matching cards.

Contraction Flash Cards - cut the cards apart but leave the matching words hooked together. Fold in half and then laminate. Now you have a contraction on one side and the two words that make the contraction on the other side. Perfect for having students quiz each other and practice what contractions two different words make.

Contraction Memory Game - cut the cards apart and mix them all up. Lay them face down into neat rows and columns. Players take turns flipping over two cards looking for a match. When they find a contraction and the two words that it comes from, they keep those cards and go again. The player with the most matches wins.

Contraction Go Fish - Cut apart the cards, shuffle, and give each player 3 cards to start. Players take turns asking for a match to a card that they have in their hands. Example: If I'm holding "can't" I would say, "Do you have can not?" If the other player has the matching card, they hand it over. If not they say go fish and the player who asked takes a card from the pile. Players continue to take turns until all cards are matched up.
Free contractions matching game cards! So many activities you can do with this freebie. Make it a game and play memory or go fish. This is awesome grammar practice for kids in first grade or 2nd grade.


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