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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:  

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!

 


 

 


 

Welcome to your first challenge, word detective!

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

 

foot + ball ​

football

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

 

cow + boy

cowboy

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

 

rain + coat

boy in rain

A slightly different question here, word detective!

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

pancake

  a plate of pancakes

You're halfway there, word detective!

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

 

dragonfly

a dragon fly

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

handbag

a handbag

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

a strawberry

Blackberry

Strawberry

Potato

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a jellyfish

Something

Goldfish

Jellyfish

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a campfire

Campfire

Campsite

Fire

Which compound word is shown in the image below?

 

 

writing with a pen

Pen

Handwriting

Hand

  • Question 1

Welcome to your first challenge, word detective!

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

 

foot + ball ​

football

CORRECT ANSWER
Football
EDDIE SAYS
Good work! The words foot and ball join together to make football.
  • Question 2

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

 

cow + boy

cowboy

CORRECT ANSWER
Cowboy
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with this one, word detective? The words cow and boy join together to make cowboy.
  • Question 3

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

 

rain + coat

boy in rain

CORRECT ANSWER
Raincoat
EDDIE SAYS
The words rain and coat join together to make raincoat. Ready for another one?
  • Question 4

A slightly different question here, word detective!

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

pancake

  a plate of pancakes

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to write the words in the correct order? We must do this because cakepan is not the correct answer! The word pancake is made up of the words pan and cake.
  • Question 5

You're halfway there, word detective!

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

 

dragonfly

a dragon fly

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word dragonfly is made up of the words dragon and fly. Did you get that one? Did you remember to write the words in the correct order?
  • Question 6

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

Make sure you write the words in the correct order to be marked correctly. ​

 

handbag

a handbag

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word handbag is made up of the words hand and bag. Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 7

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

a strawberry

CORRECT ANSWER
Strawberry
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is strawberry. This is made up of the words straw and berry. Yummy, this looks delicious!
  • Question 8

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a jellyfish

CORRECT ANSWER
Jellyfish
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows a jellyfish. Jellyfish is a compound word made up of the words jelly and fish.
  • Question 9

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 

a campfire

CORRECT ANSWER
Campfire
EDDIE SAYS
This image shows a campfire. This compound word is made up of the words camp and fire. You've nearly finished this worksheet - only one more to go, word spotter!
  • Question 10

Which compound word is shown in the image below?

 

 

writing with a pen

CORRECT ANSWER
Handwriting
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows handwriting. This compound word is made up of the words hand and writing. This was quite a tricky one but neither of the other two options (pen and hand) would work because they are not compound words. How did you get on with your detecting skills?
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