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FREE Compound Words Clip Cards and Worksheets

Kids will have fun practicing compound words with these fun, free printable Compound Words Clip Cards!

FREE Compound Words Clip Cards and Compound Word Worksheets - these are such a fun way for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade to practice compound words in a FUN way!

Work on reading and writing compound words with these clip cards and matching compound word worksheets. Most people know how to introduce a child to reading with the alphabet and letter sounds. But progressing beyond basic three letter words is important. Compound words are a way to introduce longer words with just a little more difficulty. The words can be broken up into smaller words which are easier to read.

These clip cards are a great way to work on breaking up the big words into smaller words and practicing read and writing compound words.

Compound Words Clip Cards

print off free compound word clip cards and gather clothes pins

Start by printing the clip cards on cardstock or laminating them. They’ll need to be sturdy to hold up the clothespins.

Each clip cards uses two clothespins so make sure to put out enough clothespins for the cards

compound words clip cards make practicing fun for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade

There are 4 word options on the right hans side. Two will be correct and they will be in the correct order from top down. So the words should always read correctly if you start at the top.

Simply read the words and add a clothespin for both words.

If you do not have clothespins, you can use other manipulatives instead. You can place a gem over the correct answers. If the cards are laminated the words can be circled with a dry erase marker. Just use your imagination for options!

Compound Word Worksheets


There are multiple worksheet extras to use with the clip cards. There is a crossword with pictures as clues. They just need to sound out the words and write the in one at a time.

The wordsearch features 8 compound words. When a word is found, you can color the picture at the bottom.

There are two versions of recording sheets that can be used alongside the clip cards. In fact, the clip cards can be used alongside all of these printables to help with writing and spelling the words

Compound Word Activities

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