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Compound Words Foldable and Puzzles

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Interested in teaching your kids about compound words?  I think they are so much fun!  We were doing a little lesson on them recently and decided to expound on it with some more compound word activities!  This printable set has a compound words foldable as well as some compound words puzzles.

Compound words foldable

Compound Words Foldable for Kids

This little foldable is a perfect way to teach kids the concept of compound words. This printable includes a foldable with the space for 8 words. There are 3 pictures for each word- the two words that make up the compound word and a picture of the compound word.

The compound words included are:

  • Lighthouse
  • Pancake
  • Skateboard
  • Starfish
  • Spaceship
  • Armchair
  • Butterfly
  • Rainbow

How to Make the Compound Words Foldable

This activity is quite simple to assemble. You will need to print 2 pages: the foldable page and the image page. Kids can color them if desired.

compound words activity

Cut around the foldable template and cut the lines along the side until you reach the dotted lines. There you will fold them inwards.

compound words for kids

You will also need a glue stick to attach them pictures.

compound word pictures

On the outside you will glue the two pictures that make up the compound word. On the inside, you will glue the picture for the word it creates, and then write the word.

compound word foldable

Here is what it looks like completed!  You can see the inside and the outside.

Isn’t this fun?!

Or here they are not in motion so you can see them better.


And Closed:


Also included with this printable is a set of compound word puzzles. There are 8 puzzles matching the words on the foldable, as well as 4 blank ones to create more if you want.

How to Print the Compound Words Foldable

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See more fun Language Arts Activities:

Synonym Puzzles
How to Teach Dictionary Skills
Snake Spelling Words
Draw & Write Creative Writing for Kids


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