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Snag-a-Suffix Claw Machine Interactive Review Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Review knowledge of suffixes with an exciting interactive claw machine game!

Snag-a-Suffix Activity! Claw Machine Vocabulary Game

Are you looking for a ready-to-go interactive activity to help your students review what they’ve learned about suffixes? We understand that finding unique and engaging ways to review grade-level standards can sometimes be a bit tricky. That’s why we’ve created an interactive game that is easy to download and use in your classroom, even with your most reluctant students!

This digital claw machine game has all of the design work and linking done for you, so all you have to do is open the file, put it in presentation mode, and start playing!


Through this resource, students will review how to use context clues and knowledge of suffix meanings to determine the appropriate suffix needed to complete a sentence.

Suffixes referenced in this resource are:

  • -ed
  • -s
  • -es
  • -ing-
  • -ment
  • -ful
  • -or
  • -est
  • -er

Use Our Interactive Suffix Games with Ease

Upon opening the file, you will find that there is a title slide, several claw machine slides, and 18 question slides. Slides 2-39 are what make this resource come to life when in presentation mode, so there is no need to edit or adjust anything on these slides. Also, be careful not to delete or move slides since the linking is intricate.

Simply click to place the slides into “Presentation” or “Slideshow” mode and watch the claw machine come to life.

Once hitting “Start,” you will see that you have the option to use the arrows to move the claw machine. You can move it left to right, backward, and forward to locate a new question. Each time you select “GO,” the claw machine drops to grab a colorful ball. Click “Open” to reveal the question! Have your students answer the question, discuss it when they finish, and have them record the points they earned inside the bubble. When you are ready to return to the claw machine, click “Reset.”

Teacher Note: The positions of the claw machine are laid out in 2 rows of 9. For example, if you click the left cursor once, question 1 will appear. If you click the left arrow 5 times, question 5 will appear. To get to questions 10 – 18, the claw machine click the up arrow button to shift to the back row, then use the left/right arrows to move between positions 10 – 18.

Preparing Your Files to Review Suffixes for Kids 

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