Compound words ClipCards

compound words game with pictures pack for preschool and kindergarten and first grade

Compound words are two or more words put together to form a new word with a new meaning.

Let’s take a few examples. ‘hand’ and ‘bag’ are two words with meanings but when they are fused together, they form another word, ‘handbag’ which has a new meaning.

To read about compound words in detail and download the anchor chart, click on the anchor chart below. The post will open in a new tab.

 

compound words examples and meaning with anchor chart for first grade
compound words – Click to download

In this post, I will be sharing a compound words game which is a wonderful and fun activity for children to practice and learn new compound words.

compound words game to learn new compound words for kindergarten and first grade
Compound words ClipCards

In these cards, the children have to identify the two pictures in the upper half of the card and then join those two words to form a new word which is a compound word. The word is represented by one of the three pictures in the lower half and the child has to clip it.

In the above image of the cards, the words are

neck + lace = necklace

pan + cake = pancake

cup + cake = cupcake

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
compound words – tailbone catfish keychain mailbox

There are 8 sheets with 4 cards on each sheet. There are 32 cards in this pack! And they are absolutely free!

You will need to print these sheets and cut them into clip cards. Print these clip cards on card stock. If card stock is not possible, try 100 GSM A4 sheets like these.

  • Print off the clip it cards and cut them.

  • Pair them with some cute clips like these.

  • Parent supervision is necessary for such activities.

 

compound words picture card game for kindergarten and first grade

Since this game is all about identifying pictures it can be played by preschoolers too. I tried it recently with 4-5 year old kids and along with learning new words they were so excited to form the compound words. Instead of clips or pegs, I had the children cover the answer. I cut up small squares from a foam sheet

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
compound words – pillbox dragonfly treehouse doghouse

pill + box = pillbox

dragon + fly =dragonfly

tree + house = treehouse

dog + house = doghouse

 

compound words picture cards for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
sunflower cameraman snowman mailman

sun + flower = sunflower

camera + man = cameraman

snow + man = snowman

mail + man = mailman

 

compound words activity with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
jellybeans cheesecake football necklace

jelly + beans = jellybeans

cheese + cake = cheesecake

foot + ball = football

neck + lace = necklace

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
butterfly cupcake pancake jellyfish

butter + fly = butterfly

cup + cake = cupcake

pan + cake = pancake

jelly + fish = jellyfish

compound words activity with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
watchman doorbell wheelchair doorman

watch + man = watchman

door + bell = doorbell

wheel + chair = wheelchair

door + man =doorman

 

compound words example with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
rainbow raincoat bookshelf houseboat

rain + bow = rainbow

rain + coat = raincoat

book + shelf = bookshelf

house + boat = houseboat

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
basketball popcorn starfish handbag

basket + ball = basketball

pop + corn = popcorn

star + fish = starfish

hand + bag = handbag

 

compound words game with pictures for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
tailbone catfish keychain mailbox

tail + bone = tailbone

cat + fish = catfish

key + chain = keychain

mail + box = mailbox

 

compound words game with pictures pack for preschool and kindergarten and first grade
compound words game

 

 

 

 

 

 

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