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Join Two Words to Make a Compound Word

In this worksheet, students will identify the words within a compound word and state the compound word made by separate words. It will develop students' vocabulary and problem solving skills.

'Join Two Words to Make a Compound Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

What do we have here word detective?  

Can you help us solve this challenge?

 

What do the words below have in common??

       teapot                            popcorn                         bedroom

               teapot                                             popcorn                                      bedroom

 

They are all made up of two smaller words!

These words are called compound words and are made when smaller words join together to make a longer word.

tea + pot = teapot

pop + corn = popcorn

bed + room = bedroom

 

Can you be a superhero (compound word alert!) and identify the compound words from the pictures below?

 

footprint                                        armchair

 

Many compound words begin with the word some.

some + thing = something

some + one = someone

some + where = somewhere

 

Can you think of any other compound words beginning with some?


 

 

In this activity, you will need to be a superstar spotter and find two words that join together to make a longer word.

Let’s get started!

 

Right then, word spotter - are you ready to begin?

 

Type in the compound word below that is made from the following two words.

 

sun + flower =

sunflower

Type in the compound word below that is made from the two words below.

 

air + port =

airplane

Ready for another one?

 

Type in the compound word below that is made from the two words below.

 

down + stairs =

stairs

Now this one is a bit different, word detective.

 

Type in the two separate words that make the compound word below.


Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. 

 

fingerprint 

Type in the two separate words that make up this compound word.

Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. ​

 

farmyard

farmyard

Type in the two separate words that make the compound word below.

Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. 

 

dishwasher 

 

Which compound word is shown in this picture?

 

a basketball team

Basketball

Sunflower

Upstairs

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a firefighter

Chairman

Firefighter

Raindrop

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 a flying superhero

Goldfish

Something

Superhero

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a butterfly

Someone

Butterfly

Grapefruit

  • Question 1

Right then, word spotter - are you ready to begin?

 

Type in the compound word below that is made from the following two words.

 

sun + flower =

sunflower

CORRECT ANSWER
Sunflower
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is sunflower as we have to put the words sun and flower together, without a space, to make a new word. How did you get on word builder?
  • Question 2

Type in the compound word below that is made from the two words below.

 

air + port =

airplane

CORRECT ANSWER
Airport
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is airport. If we put the words air and port next to each other, without a space, we get airport.
  • Question 3

Ready for another one?

 

Type in the compound word below that is made from the two words below.

 

down + stairs =

stairs

CORRECT ANSWER
Downstairs
EDDIE SAYS
If we put the words down and stairs together, we get downstairs. How are you getting on, word detective?
  • Question 4

Now this one is a bit different, word detective.

 

Type in the two separate words that make the compound word below.


Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. 

 

fingerprint 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word fingerprint is made up of the words finger and print. Make sure you type the words in the order that they appear in the word.
  • Question 5

Type in the two separate words that make up this compound word.

Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. ​

 

farmyard

farmyard

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to keep the words in the same order? The two words that join together to make farmyard are farm and yard. Here's a tip for you, word detective - make sure you use the original word to help with the spelling.
  • Question 6

Type in the two separate words that make the compound word below.

Remember to write the words in the same order as they appear in the compound word to marked correctly. 

 

dishwasher 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word dishwasher is made up of the words dish and washer put together, without a space. Are you getting the hang of this, word detective?
  • Question 7

Which compound word is shown in this picture?

 

a basketball team

CORRECT ANSWER
Basketball
EDDIE SAYS
This photo shows a basketball, which is a compound word made up of the words basket and ball. We can find other words in the picture (such as teacher or student), but these are not compound words. Have you ever played basketball?
  • Question 8

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a firefighter

CORRECT ANSWER
Firefighter
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows a firefighter. This is a compound word made up of the words fire and fighter.
  • Question 9

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 a flying superhero

CORRECT ANSWER
Superhero
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows the compound word superhero. This word is made up of super and hero. You're being a superhero yourself with all this brilliant word detecting!
  • Question 10

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a butterfly

CORRECT ANSWER
Butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows a butterfly. This is a compound word made up of the words butter and fly. Great work, word detective!
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