A Fun Compound Words Activity
Are you teaching your students about compound words? This activity makes learning this skill fun and engaging.
I find doing an activity like this is a lot more engaging for students. Rather than simply reading words on a word list or from flash cards, they get to engage with a puzzle-like activity that challenges them to use critical thinking skills.
Many students find it exciting to be able to read such big words too!
Setting Up the Reading Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are a instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up the Reading Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Learning Compound Words
Students will see a visual representation of each part of the compound word and they will use their thinking skills to determine what word the each picture is illustrating. Then they will combine those two words to find the compound word that is created.
It’s almost like solving a secret code and I find my kids love that aspect of an activity like this.
For example, students will see a picture of rain drops and then a picture of a bow. They will determine that the first picture is rain and the second picture is bow, so the compound word created is rainbow!
rain + bow = rainbow
Students will look at the three different answer options on the clip card and find the picture that illustrates the word “rainbow.” Then they will drag a check mark chip over to the rainbow on the clip card to mark their answer.
I hope your students have lots of fun with this fun activity!
Click the button below to get the FREE compound words activity.