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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?

 

                                 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, word detective - let's get started!

 

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

 

snow + man =

a snowman

Here's another one!

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

 

tea + spoon =

 a teaspoon

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

 

eye + brow =

 man looking up

Another sort of question this time.

 

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. ​

 

headteacher

 a woman teacher

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

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

 

butterflies  

butterflies

  

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

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

 

barefoot

 two bare feet

Which compound word is shown by the picture below?

a woman pulling a suitcase

Holiday

Suitcase

Woman

Wheel

Which compound word is shown by the picture below?

 

a big sun

Sun

Sunshine

Rays

Hotter

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 a brightly coloured playground

Slide

Playground

Swing

Stairs

Well done word spotter - you have reached the final question!

 

Which compound word is shown in the image below?

armchair

Armchair

Lamp

Chair

Green

  • Question 1

Right, word detective - let's get started!

 

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

 

snow + man =

a snowman

CORRECT ANSWER
Snowman
EDDIE SAYS
The words snow and man join together to make the word snowman. Well done - you have just built a snowman, word detective!
  • Question 2

Here's another one!

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

 

tea + spoon =

 a teaspoon

CORRECT ANSWER
Teaspoon
EDDIE SAYS
The words tea and spoon join together to make the word teaspoon. Great job!
  • Question 3

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

 

eye + brow =

 man looking up

CORRECT ANSWER
Eyebrow
EDDIE SAYS
The words eye and brow join together to make the word eyebrow. You're doing well, word detective!
  • Question 4

Another sort of question this time.

 

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. ​

 

headteacher

 a woman teacher

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to type the words in the correct order?
The compound word headteacher is made up of the words head and teacher. Use the compound word to help with the spelling of the two separate words.
  • Question 5

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

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

 

butterflies  

butterflies

  

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent word detecting! What do you get if you split butterflies apart - the words butter and flies. Butter + flies = butterflies!
  • Question 6

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

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

 

barefoot

 two bare feet

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word barefoot is made up of the words bare and foot. You're over halfway there now - keep up the hard work!
  • Question 7

Which compound word is shown by the picture below?

a woman pulling a suitcase

CORRECT ANSWER
Suitcase
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is suitcase - suit + case = suitcase. Did you think the answer might have been woman? It is quite true that there is a woman in the picture but the word 'woman' is not a compound word so it couldn't be the answer.
  • Question 8

Which compound word is shown by the picture below?

 

a big sun

CORRECT ANSWER
Sunshine
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is sunshine - sun + shine = sunshine. Did you get that one? Did you think it might be the word 'sun'? The problem with 'sun' is that it's not a compound word.
  • Question 9

Which compound word is shown in the picture below?

 a brightly coloured playground

CORRECT ANSWER
Playground
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is playground - play + ground = playground. None of the other words are compound words so they can't be the answer, even though they might appear in the picture.
  • Question 10

Well done word spotter - you have reached the final question!

 

Which compound word is shown in the image below?

armchair

CORRECT ANSWER
Armchair
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is armchair - arm + chair = armchair. There is also a lamp in the picture but the word lamp is not a compound word so it can't be the right answer. Great work on this activity word detective!
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