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Compound words

by Bhavini Pandya June 2, 2020

This English What’s in my tray? activity will support your child’s understanding of compound words.

  • English (KS1)
  • Compound words
  • Simple to recreate at home.

What to do:

  • Get three pieces of different coloured paper/card and a pen.
  • Make a list of compound words (you can use ours as a starter but feel free to add your own).
  • The compound word itself needs to be written on the different pieces of paper as pictured above.
  • After all the words have been written, cut them out and mix them up in a container.
  • Can your child match the words to make the compound words?