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Compound Word Games for Partners

  • Updated

    Updated:  13 May 2024

Boost vocabulary skills and help your students learn to read and write compound words with engaging Compound Word Partner Games!

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Pages:  1 Page

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  • Years

    Years:  1 - 3

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teaching resource

Compound Word Games for Partners

  • Updated

    Updated:  13 May 2024

Boost vocabulary skills and help your students learn to read and write compound words with engaging Compound Word Partner Games!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  1 - 3

Boost vocabulary skills and help your students learn to read and write compound words with engaging Compound Word Partner Games!

Boost Vocabulary Skills With Printable Vocabulary Games!

Adding vocabulary games to a child’s learning routine can be a fun and effective way to help them develop their language skills. Children who play these games learn new words and practise using them in different situations and with different students. This makes it easier for them to remember and use the words in their reading and writing. This year, We encourage you to add in a few vocabulary games to help your students become stronger readers and writers!

Compound Word Partner Games = Fun!

This pack of printable compound word games is designed for students to play with a partner. Each paper-friendly, no-prep game will surely engage your students and help them learn to work more efficiently when reading and writing compound words. We have included FOUR Compound Word Games in your download. Games are described below:

  • Compound Word Cover-Up Game – How to Play

Each player chooses a different colour.

Spin the spinner. Read and colour that many compound words.

Take turns reading and colouring words.

Play continues until all compound words have been coloured!

  • Compound Word Four in a Row – How to Play

Each player chooses a different colour.

Read a word and colour the circle.

Take turns reading the words and colouring the circles.

Play continues until a player colours four in a row in any directions

  • Compound Word Maze – How to Play

Each player chooses a different colour.

To start, colour in the ‘start box’ using a chosen colour.

Take turns reading and colouring squares to create pathways to the ‘finish’ spot.

The squares students colour must share a side. They cannot cross the other player’s pathway.

Play continues until one player makes it to the finish line.

  • Compound Words Roll and Read – How to Play

Each player chooses two different colours.

Roll the dice.

Read a word and colour a square.

Play continues until a player colours all of their boxes.

Download and Print!

This resource is available as an easy-to-use Google Slides or Printable PDF Resource file. To get your copy, click the dropdown arrow on the download button to select your preferred file format.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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