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Compound Word Puzzles

Help kids visualize, understand, and learn compound words with these FREE Compound Word Puzzles. These are such a fun hands on learning activity for prek, Kindergarteners, 1st grade, grade 2 children.
FREE Compound Word Puzzles - this FUN, hands on compound word activities is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade students Just print in color or black and white, LOW PREP. Better than compound word worksheets #compoundwords #literacy #kindergarten

Compound Words Printable

Help kids visualize how words become compound words with these super cute, FREE Compound Word Puzzles.  There are 26 different compound words to practice in either color or black and white.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this activity for helping pre k,  Kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Use this as summer learning, extra practice, literacy center for classrooms, or any other supplemental activity you can use.

Compound Word Puzzles Printable

Compound Words for Kids

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie. No print the pages in color or black and white on cardstock. Next, laminate for durability so you can practice again and again with these handy compount word puzzle.

Finally, Cut along the dotted lines to separate each puzzle into two parts.

Compound Words for Kids

Compound Words List

Give your student a stack of puzzle pieces to put together.

  • back + pack = backpack
  • band + aid = bandaid
  • basket + ball = basketball
  • butter + fly = butterfly
  • cook + book = cookbook
  • cup + cake = cupcake
  • dragon + fly = dragonfly
  • foot + print = footprint
  • base + ball = baseball
  • ground + hog = groundhog
  • hot + dog = hotdog
  • lady + bug = ladybug
  • pine + apple = pineapple
  • rain + bow = rainbow
  • sand + castle = sandcastle
  • snow + flake = snowflake
  • snow + globe = snowglobe
  • snow + man = snowman
  • star + fish = starfish
  • sun + glasses = sunglasses
  • super + hero = superhero
  • tooth + brush = toothbrush
  • tooth + paste = toothpaste
  • pass + port = passport
  • pop + corn = popcorn
  • rain + storm = rainstorm

Point out that each piece has a complete word at the bottom that if put with the other complete word makes a new compound word.

writing compound words in 2nd grade

Compound Word Game

When the puzzles have been matched, encourage kids to write the new words on the free printable included in the pack to practice making words, spelling, and handwriting.

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Compound Word Puzzles

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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