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BUMP! Contractions - Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 2 - 3

A board game to practice making contractions using apostrophes.

Use this fun board game as a way for students to practice making contractions using apostrophes.

Students will make their way around the BUMP! game board, writing words as contractions. This game can be played using the dot cards included with the download or simply using a number cube – the choice is up to you!


This game is a wonderful resource to reinforce the skill of writing words as a contraction!

A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of the omitted letter(s), e.g. do not = don’t. Once students learn where to put the apostrophe, contractions are a breeze! That’s where this resource comes in. It is the perfect writing center activity to use again and again with your students to help them get the hang of it. They’ll love it!

The download comes with a complete set of instructions, a game board, an answer key, dot cards, and a student recording sheet!

This resource was created by Lauren Piper, a teacher in Illinois and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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