What do we have here, word detective?
Can you help us solve this challenge?
What do the words below have in common?
blueberries buttercup pancakes
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.
blue + berries = blueberries
butter + cup = buttercup
pan + cakes = pancakes
These words were quick to find as we can hear the two separate words clearly when we say the long word.
Can you find the two words that make up the following word?
Did you find leg and end?
These were more challenging to find as we pronounce the word leg differently in legend.
Which of the following words could you add to the word act to make a compound word?
and - this would make actand
or - this would make actor
either - this would make acteither
The correct answer is or, as act + or = actor.
In this activity, you will need to be a legend (compound word alert!) and find two words that join together to make a longer word.
Let’s get started!