This is the "traditional" Swat It game where the teacher says the question out loud and there are two answers to each question.
How to play:
Teacher sets up game by cutting apart the answer choices and taping them up on the board--be sure to mix them up!
Two students play at a time--each holds a fly swatter (or they can swat with their hands if the choices are low enough).
The teacher reads one contraction from the "Reading List" at a time. These act as the questions. Each of the two students try to swat one of the answers that matches that contraction (either how to spell it or what two words it's made up of--see "Answers"). The quicker the better!
*I give out points during the game. So, the group is split into two teams, and one person from each team plays at a time. The students swat what they think is one of the answers. Teacher checks--first one with a correct answer gets 2 points for his/her team, second correct answer gets 1 point for his/her team, incorrect answer gets 0 points.
*Note: Their are two bogus answer choices included in the set ("we+not" and "well"). These can be used as a bit of a challenge or left out, depending on the level of your group.
My kids love "Swat It!" games! It gets them moving, adds a bit of friendly competition, and keeps them engaged--all while practicing their contraction skills!