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Compound Word Puzzles

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Help kids visualize, understand, and learn compound words with these super cute, free printable Compound Word Puzzles. These are such a fun hands on learning activity for pre-k, kindergarten, first graders, and 2nd grade students.  This compound words activity is such a fun way to teach compound words for kids with a clever educational activity.

Help kids visualize, understand, and learn compound words with these super cute, free printable Compound Word Puzzles. These are such a fun hands on learning activity for pre-k, kindergarten, first graders, and 2nd grade students.  This compound words activity is such a fun way to teach compound words for kids with a clever educational activity. 

Compound word puzzles

Help kids visualize how two words become one compound word with a completely different meaning. This free Compound Word Puzzles has over 26 different compound words puzzles to make. This is such a fun early reading, literacy, and spelling activity for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this activity for summer learning, extra practice, literacy center for classrooms, or any other supplemental activity you can use.

Compound word puzzles printable

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These compound word puzzle activity is low prep and the the download pdf file contains both color or black and white versions to save you on printer ink costs.

Compound Word Puzzles Printable

Compound Words for Kids

Now print the pages in color or black and white on cardstock.

  • Black and White Version – let students color the puzzles with crayons, markers, and colored pencils as you teach them how the two words at the bottom separately mean something, but together as ac compound word mean something else.
  • Color Version –  laminate for durability so you can practice again and again with these handy compound word puzzle.

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

Compound Words for Kids

Compound Words List

For this compound word activities simply give your children 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.

HINT: For younger students, or students that are just learning the concept, start out with fewer puzzles so their are fewer choices to confuse them.

writing compound words in 2nd grade

Compound Words Puzzles

When the compound word games printable 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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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 Word Puzzle PDF

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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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