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As your child learns to read, they’re going to start coming across contractions. They might look a little tricky when they first come across them, but learning some basic contractions can help your child improve both their reading fluency and speed and with this milk and cookie contraction file folder game, learning them can also be a lot of fun!
Now, this set is a bit different from our other file folder games in that it actually includes enough for two file folder games.
When I originally started making this game, I knew that there were several basic contractions that I wanted to include. Once I started putting it together, I knew that I would have more than a single game’s worth, so I simply made two.
Milk and Cookie Contractions
In both games, the pieces work the same and are placed in the same spots, you’ll simply have two different sets to allow you and your child to practice multiple different contractions.
Included in the printable set are two covers, obviously, since you’ll have two file folders filled with pieces. These can be attached using clear contact paper like the rest of our games.
Once your covers are on, it’s time to make the pieces!
Within the download, you’ll find all of the glasses of milk and cookies that you need. Just cut them out and laminate them for durability and start adding Velcro dots to the inside of your folder.
With ours, I added three rows of three Velcro dots (so, nine dots total) to each side of my file folder. Between the two games, this adds up to 36 dots. Finish it up by adding the other side of the Velcro to the backs of your pieces (both your cookies and the glasses of milk).
When all of your pieces have been added, you’ll have milk and cookies as far as the eye can see.
To use the game, have your child start by picking out a glass of milk. These glasses each have a contraction on them such as I’m, he’s, we’re, etc.
Once they’ve added their milk to one of the rows within their game, it’s time to find the cookie words that make up that contraction to finish out their row.
Of course, you could always work the other way as well, having them start with the cookie words that make up the contraction and having them sort through the glasses of milk to decide which contraction those words would make when combined.