Contraction Confections Game

March 31, 2012

Contraction Confections Game

March 31, 2012
Happy Saturday everyone! I just finished up a new game for my students. We’ve been working on contractions in class this past week and I wanted to make something fun for them to practice various contractions.
This game is played a lot like Memory, but has a little twist…
If a player turns over a card with a two, they try to find its match (ok, so that’s typical).
If a player turns over a card with a three, they get two tries to find matching cards to form a trio (for contractions that can have two different word combinations, as shown below)…
There are 110 playing cards in all (47 different contractions) so I actually printed out one game and split it in half to have two games to play in class, with larger groups of students.
If you would like to see more about this game, I have listed it in my Teacher’s Notebook shop for $2.00. If you’d like to try for a free copy right now, I will email a game to the first 4 people to leave a comment, with an email address.
Thank you for stopping by my blog…I look forward to catching up with everyone this weekend!! 🙂


  • Tara March 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    OH me oh me:)

  • 3rd Grade Thoughts March 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love it!!

    Thanks and can't wait for my students to play asap!

  • Ms. Yoshida March 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Love your activities! I am very excited about this one! Thank you!!

  • Kristen March 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    That's 4, thank you for your interest ladies, I will send it over now! 🙂

  • Miss J March 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    How cute!! Bummer, I was too late. Thanks for sharing and I definitely will go check it out on TPT!!

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  • Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies March 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Love all your stuff! I will go check out your game at your store 🙂
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  • Courtney Bartlett March 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    So cute! I love it all!

    Swimming into Second

  • tiffany March 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    <3 the graphics!!! Super cute!

  • Ms.M March 31, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I like it so much. 🙂 I will go pick up a copy later tonight.

    Ms. M

  • Mor Zrihen April 1, 2012 at 12:44 am

    This is so cute!!! Love the clip art!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from…
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

  • Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron April 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

    how cute are those!! You are like the clip art trend setter – always finding cute clip art for us to go get! lol (shhh…I have something of an addiction, I think!)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  • tlroller April 1, 2012 at 1:00 am

    SO cute! We are starting contractions next week and this would be perfect!

  • Laura April 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Very cute… your activities and creations are the best 🙂

  • Mrs. Thiessen April 1, 2012 at 2:12 am

    You are so creative and make such cute stuff,,,thanks!

  • Amanda April 1, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Cute, Kristen! 🙂

  • Kate April 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I want to teach the little kids so I can use these amazing games you make. Seriously…how cute is this?! You are the best!!
    To The Square Inch

  • Mandy April 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    This game is perfect! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous April 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    love it! will you also be posting on tpt?

    • Kristen April 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      No I'm sorry Toni, I don't have a TpT store right now.

  • skunkzgrl April 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Awesome Kristen! Love the clipart….so cute!

  • Kelley Cirrito April 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    These are great! I love all the bright colors! I hope you are having a great weekend!!

  • Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron April 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Kristen..I have a few beach pics up today…just for you! 🙂

  • Sara S. April 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Love the bright colors! Also, what a cool twist on a memory game.

    Sara 🙂
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Mrs. Mac April 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Rats, I missed it! 🙂 It looks adorable, Kristen! 🙂 Lisa
    First Class with Mrs. Mac

  • Kitty W April 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    How do your store your games like this? I've been collecting several, but I'm just not sure how to organize them….

    The Write Handed Teacher

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