Compound Word Activities

Compound Word Activities

This simple anchor chart took just a few seconds to create. It was a wonderful teaching tool. Students had to find two words from the sticky notes that were randomly placed on the table to form a compound word, and then place them on the chart.

Compound Word Anchor Chart

Smart Notebook 15 Pages of Activities (Just click on the image to open the Smart Notebook file.)

15 Slide SmartBoard Activities on Compound Words

Free Printable Graphic Organizer


Print the organizer onto colored paper.

Students write two words, one on each side of the organizer, that when put together will form a compound word.

In the center of the organizer, students will write the definitions of each compound word in the first row of boxes. In the second row of boxes, they draw illustrations of the compound words.

To assembly  the foldable organizer, fold the organizer on the dotted lines and cut on the solid lines between the words.

See the illustration below for the completed organizer.

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This teaching set contains cards to make 14 compound word chains. To make the chain each word forms the end of one compound word and the beginning of another.

For example:
campfire ~ fireplace ~ placecard ~ cardboard ~ boardgame ~ gameplay ~ playtime  

Compound Word Chains

Compound Word Chains


Compound Word Chains

[The pictures in the bottom corner of the cards are used to not only keep sets together, but also help if using the cards in a center. Once students complete the activity, they record their answers on the page provided by writing the words next to the matching image.]

Online Interactive Activities 

Here are some online resources with game-like activities for practice. Just click on the image to go to the activity.

Compound Words
Online Compound Word Interactive Activity

Crazy Compound Words
Compound Word Creator

Activities on Common Compound Words
Online Compound Word Interactive Activity

Break It Up
Online Compound Word Interactive Activity

Scrapyard SliceOnline Compound Word Interactive Activity

Learning Compound Words

Contraction Game
Online Compound Word Interactive Activity

Word Vine
Compound Word Activities

Gay Miller


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