Compound Words Worksheets

When two small words are joined together, the new word is called a compound word. Use the printable worksheets and activities below to help you teach students about this phonics skill.

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Basic
Put the two smaller words together to make a new word. example: sun + shine = sunshine
1st through 3rd Grades
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Find the compound word in each sentence and break it up into the two smaller words.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Intermediate
Brainstorm a list of compound words that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Match up the word parts to make a new word.  Hands-on cutting, sorting, and gluing activity.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Choose the two parts that go together to complete each word.  Give a definition of the newly created word.
1st through 3rd Grades
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This printable has 3 parts.  Part 1: Circle the compound word.  Part 2:  Which word is compound?  Part 3:  Think up a compound word to complete each sentence.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Advanced
Draw lines to make compound word combinations.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Can you find all of the CWs hidden in the puzzle?  Words include chalkboard, candlestick, toothpaste, and more.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Try to unscramble these compound words.  Words include wheelchair, newscast, everybody, and more.
1st through 3rd Grades
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