Paint chip contractions- what a great idea! I'm always looking for fun things to do with free paint chips, and the automatic color-coding must dramatically aid in memorization.
Colorful paint strips for fun contraction practice
Use paint chips, those free paint color samples you get from Home Depot/Lowes. To make your own free paint chip phonics game, grab paint chips with 3 colors with a square cut out on the right side. Next grab a bunch with the long sample of colors.
Preschool (First Grade) At Home: Paint Chip Word Family Game - FREE! Great site for lots of kid activities. fun-for-the-kids
Word Families -Sight words and paint chips---Just cut a square "hole" for each of the beginning letters in each strip.
Here is a simple foldable, that students can make, to demonstrate contractions.