Monday, December 27, 2010

Contraction Cupcakes



For as long as I have been teaching, I've wanted to send home take home activity bags, and this is the first year I have tried it! I want the activities in each bag to be a meaningful and fun way to practice and review skills we are learning in first grade! One of the first activities I put in a take home bag this year was the Contraction Cupcake puzzle. The kids had to match the two words found on the icing to the correct contraction found on the bottom part of the cupcake!

24 comments:

Katie King said...

Love it! I was looking for some more interesting ways to work with contractions in Centers! Thanks for the ideas.

Leslie Ann said...

I love this! I've been trying to find cute activities for contractions since some of my kids are having a difficult time with them. Thanks so much!!

Mamie said...

Ooooooo, are you going to offer a download of the contraction cupcakes? LOVE THEM!

absees123s said...

Love these! What a great idea. Can you tell me what font you used? TY for sharing!

Ms.M said...

Very nice. This would help my ELL students a lot. Is your cupcake contraction made with clipart and printed up or a store bought cut out with the contractions glued on?

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

Yes are you going to make this a download?

Hadar said...

so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

hadar

Ashley said...

This is the cutest idea ever!! I can't wait to keep reading about your fun creative ideas. I'm a new follower!!

Mrs. Baker said...

Love this idea! Where did you get the cupcake clip art?

carly@LearningParade said...

Homework like this is the best, lots of fun! :)

Sarah Cooley said...

Hey everyone! I would have loved to make this a download, but it isn't clip art! I used cupcake cut outs (I'm crazy about cut outs!)from the Parent Teacher Store, then glued the words onto them. They are better for making puzzles and games, because they are much thicker than regular paper, so they will hold up longer--which is GREAT! I had a sweet parent cut the icing tops off of each cupcake to make the puzzles.

Sarah Cooley said...

absees123s--it is DJ Groovy font!

Michelle said...

Take home activities are a great way to get parents involved. I should start keeping a notebook of some of your great ideas for when I get back in a classroom.

Literacy Teacher said...

This is such a cute idea! I can see this working with other concepts such as compound words.

Thanks for sharing!

Cyndy said...

I've always wanted to do this also, but have yet to do it... maybe next year, in the meantime, I will be making note of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

lovetwoteach said...

I have some cute cupcake clipart that I am going to make these for all of us to share. Check my blog in the next few days. Love the idea Sarah!

Kristen
http://first-grade-teachers.blogspot.com

lovetwoteach said...

Cupcake Contractions are up and running! I gave you the credit for my inspiration!

Kristen
first-grade-teachers.blogspot.com

Mrs. Graham said...

I just made these for my first grade class and will be introducing contractions very soon. I can't wait for my kids to try out this activity. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

Love these! I also made a similar activity but they were Critter Contractions! I think I like the cupcakes a lot more! Thanks for the great idea! :)

Kelly
"Beg, Borrow, Steal"
www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Love the cupcake contractions! I just made some last week, with plans to start using them next week. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly
funkyfirstgradefun.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

love the idea of take home games to practice! one i'll definately be using! :)
and thanks to Kristen for the printable cupcakes :)

Anonymous said...

I can't find the download! Help!

Anonymous said...

I need these for me and I'm 52!

debrailene4 said...

Is there a template for this activity? I could not find them in your store.

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