compound words game

compound words game

Compound words are two or more words put together to form a new word with a new meaning.

Let’s take a few examples. ‘hand’ and ‘bag’ are two words with meanings but when they are fused together, they form another word, ‘handbag’ which has a new meaning.

To read about compound words in detail and download the anchor chart, click on the anchor chart below. The post will open in a new tab.

 

compound words anchor chart for first grade


 

In this post, I will be sharing a compound words game which is a wonderful and fun activity for children to practice and learn new compound words.

compound words game to learn new compound words for kindergarten and first grade

Compound words ClipCards



In these cards, the children have to identify the two pictures in the upper half of the card and then join those two words to form a new word which is a compound word. The word is represented by one of the three pictures in the lower half and the child has to clip it.

In the above image of the cards, the words are

neck + lace = necklace

pan + cake = pancake

cup + cake = cupcake

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

compound words – tailbone catfish keychain mailbox



There are 8 sheets with 4 cards on each sheet. There are 32 cards in this pack! And they are absolutely free!

You will need to print these sheets and cut them into clip cards. Print these clip cards on card stock.

  • Print off the clip it cards and cut them.
  • Pair them with some cute clips like these.
  • Parent supervision is necessary for such activities.

 

compound words picture card game for kindergarten and first grade


Since this game is all about identifying pictures it can be played by preschoolers too. I tried it recently with 4-5-year-old kids and along with learning new words they were so excited to form the compound words. Instead of clips or pegs, I had the children cover the answer. I cut up small squares from a foam sheet

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

compound words – pillbox dragonfly treehouse doghouse



pill + box = pillbox

dragon + fly =dragonfly

tree + house = treehouse

dog + house = doghouse

 

compound words picture cards for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

sunflower cameraman snowman mailman



sun + flower = sunflower

camera + man = cameraman

snow + man = snowman

mail + man = mailman

 

compound words activity with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

jellybeans cheesecake football necklace



jelly + beans = jellybeans

cheese + cake = cheesecake

foot + ball = football

neck + lace = necklace

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

butterfly cupcake pancake jellyfish



butter + fly = butterfly

cup + cake = cupcake

pan + cake = pancake

jelly + fish = jellyfish

 

compound words activity with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

watchman doorbell wheelchair doorman



watch + man = watchman

door + bell = doorbell

wheel + chair = wheelchair

door + man =doorman

 

compound words example with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

rainbow raincoat bookshelf houseboat



rain + bow = rainbow

rain + coat = raincoat

book + shelf = bookshelf

house + boat = houseboat

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

basketball popcorn starfish handbag



basket + ball = basketball

pop + corn = popcorn

star + fish = starfish

hand + bag = handbag

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

tailbone catfish keychain mailbox



tail + bone = tailbone

cat + fish = catfish

key + chain = keychain

mail + box = mailbox

 

compound words game with pictures pack for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

compound words game



 

This pack is a subscriber freebie.

I have added a compound words list to this post. You can download the PDF file by clicking on the image below.

compound words list with pictures first grade


For more compound words resources and worksheets, check this space.