Looking for a fun way to practice compound words for kids? This ice-cream compound word puzzles is a free printable building activity. Use this compound words activity as a fun and hands-on method of practicing and learning with compound word picture puzzles while building a lovely ice-cream. This compound words game is a great summer learning activity for your pre-k, kindergarten, or first graders. Simply print this free Compound Word exercises and let your learner practice learning their compound words with some hands-on practice!
Compound Words for Kids
Young learners prefer hands-on activities over worksheets. This fun and hands-on activity is sure to make learners more willing to learn and build their compound words. The fun ice cream theme will excite learners and is also a fun activity for summer. Add this activity into a preschoolers, kindergarteners and grade 1 literacy center for a fun summer literacy center.
Compound Word Puzzles
Compound Words Activity
New readers can sometimes fear reading big words, because they think the word is too hard to figure out. When learners begin to understand that the word can be broken down into smaller ones, and then put together they get more confident with their reading and tackle big words with more ease.
Teaching learners compound words is one of the ways to help them tackle big words. A compound word is created when two separate words are taken and combined together to form a new word with a completely new meaning different from either word. For e.g. hot and dog can be put together to form the compound word hotdog.
Compound word picture puzzles
The printable includes 32 Compound Word puzzles with the following list of words:
- Rainbow (rain + bow)
- Armchair (arm + chair)
- Backpack (back + pack)
- Basketball (basket + ball)
- Bathtub (bath + tub)
- Butterfly (butter + fly)
- Chalkboard (chalk + board)
- Cupcake (cup + cake)
- Doorbell (door + bell)
- Dragonfly (dragon + fly)
- Earring (ear + ring)
- Firefighter (fire + fighter)
- Fishbowl (fish + bowl)
- Goldfish (gold + fish)
- Horseshoe (horse + shoe)
- Hotdog (hot + dog)
- Jellyfish (jelly + fish)
- Ladybug (lady + bug)
- Lipstick (lip + stick)
- Mailbox (mail + box)
- Pancake (pan + cake)
- Pineapple (pine + apple)
- Popcorn (pop + corn)
- Raincoat (rain + coat)
- Sandbox (sand + box)
- Seashell (sea + shell)
- Skateboard (skate + board)
- Snowman (snow + man)
- Sunflower (sun + flower)
- Sunglasses (sun + glasses)
- Toothbrush (tooth + brush)
- Treehouse (tree + house)
Compound words exercises
Print and laminate the pages. There are a total of 16 pages and each page has 2 compound word puzzles, for a total of 32 puzzles.
Cut apart the pages to create the ice-cream cones and scoops. Separate the pieces into three piles; the ice cream cones, the scoop with the picture of the compound word and the two scoops which contain the individual words.
Compound words game
Each of the puzzles consist of 4 pieces. The first piece is the ice cream cone. This contains only the compound word. Learners will read the word and match the first ice cream scoop onto the cone. For e.g they will match the scoop containing the picture of the goldfish to the word ‘goldfish’ on the ice cream cone. The learner will then find the two scoops that contain the words which make up the ‘goldfish’ which are ‘gold’ and ‘fish’. The final step will be to layer all three scoops on top of each other to create a delicious looking compound word ice cream!
Learners are sure to enjoy this fun and hands-on compound word activity, which can help to build their vocabulary in a fun way. Practicing compound words will also help learners tackle reading larger words with a little more ease. To grab your free copy of this printable, click on the link at the end of this blog post.
Compound Words for Kids
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