Contractions Concertina Activity

A fun, visual activity to use when learning about grammar and contractions.


  • Ideal to use in a small group when learning about contractions and how they are made by using apostrophes, shortening and combining two words.

How to use this resource:

  • Select and download the school font required (full colour or black and white) for your class.
  • Print and cut out the strips onto card or thick paper.
  • Fold along the dotted line to create a concertina effect.
  • Ask the children to fold and unfold the concertina to explore how to shorten and combine two words.
  • What comes next? – (ask the children to identify some other contractions and to write them onto the blank template strips provided).


Black and White - Comic Sans

Black and White - D'Nealian

Black and White - NSW Foundation

Black and White - QLD Beginners

Black and White - SA Beginners

Black and White - Sassoon Infant

Black and White - TAS Beginners

Black and White - Vict. Pre-cursive (WA/NT/VIC)

Black and White - Zaner-Bloser

Colour - Comic Sans

Colour - D'Nealian

Colour - NSW Foundation

Colour - QLD Beginners

Colour - SA Beginners

Colour - Sassoon Infant

Colour - TAS Beginners

colour - Vict. Pre-cursive (WA/NT/VIC)

Colour - Zaner-Bloser

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