Fun exercises for compound words can make learning about compound words enjoyable, and improve your students' vocabulary.
Compound Word Exercises
One of the fun exercises for compound words that you light like is to make a starburst with the first word in the middle. Then put the compound words in a circle around that first word. Use colored paper to make it more fun.
For this and other activities, you need to prepare a list of words and note how many compound words can be made from a specific root words.
Here are several root words with the number of possible compound words. These are geared for ages four to eight:
Apples 4 The Teacher has some word search games with compound words that are designed for elementary aged students. The games can be printed out and used in your classroom.
Super Teacher Worksheets has worksheets for all levels. These are ready to print out and use. One is a cut and paste activity.
School Express has 20 worksheets. Some of these are very simple, with the student just writing the compound word.
Interactive Games Online
At EZ School there is a great game that your students or children can play. It has 200 compound words. It’s good because it has great graphics, fun music, and makes the kids read a hint to make a compound word. Therefore, the game would be for someone who has some reading ability at least first grade and above.