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Mo’s Compounder: Compound Words Printable

by | Feb 1, 2023 | Core Skills

Compound words are double the fun! A compound word is simply a word that is formed from two or more other words, so examining the parts can support determining the overall meaning of the compound word. This is a crucial skill for young readers that’s also fun & easy to practice! 

What You’ll Need:

Set-Up Time: Under 5 min 

Activity Time:  15-20 min 

Mess Level: Low


Play Tips: 

  • Try finding objects that are compound words in your house, like toothbrush, lightbulb, staircase, and more! For each one, break apart the word and see what words you get.
  • Go deeper! Keep exploring compound words in HOMER with our literacy games: Sumville Studios, Tap & Read, and Word Domino! 

Skill Spotlight:

  • Compound words
  • Logic
  • Vocabulary

Once your kiddo starts noticing compound words, they’ll see them everywhere in everyday life: you could say it’s nonstop fun! 


Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Chief Learning Officer at Begin

Jody has a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and more than a decade of experience in the children’s media and early learning space.