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Compound Words I Have, Who Has? Game

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    Updated:  08 May 2024

Play a whole-class game to review common compound words and their meanings.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
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    Grade:  2

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teaching resource

Compound Words I Have, Who Has? Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  08 May 2024

Play a whole-class game to review common compound words and their meanings.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  2

Play a whole-class game to review common compound words and their meanings.

Explore Compound Words with an I Have, Who Has? Game

As a teacher, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with fun and engaging lesson ideas for certain areas of the curriculum. As a result, we often find ourselves reaching for the standard worksheet. If you’re teaching compound words to your students, Teach Starter is here to help you keep your lessons fresh and exciting with our whole class, ‘I Have, Who Has?’ Compound Word Game!

These games are an excellent way to involve and engage the entire class with the lesson’s content, no matter what it is! They are perfect for a whole-class review activity at the start of a lesson, a wrap-up activity to ensure all the new information has been learned, or even a quick brain or movement break at any time during the school day!

How to Play This Compound Word Game

Print, cut, and laminate the cards.

  1. Students sit at their desks or in a circle on the floor.
  2. Give each student a card. Students may need to play in smaller groups, depending on class size.
  3. The student with the ‘Start’ card begins the game by standing up and reading their card.
  4. Once they have read their clue, the student with the matching compound word on their card stands up and reads what is on it.
  5. The game continues until play reaches the student with the ‘Stop’ card.

Download and Play Your New Word Game Today!

Use the Download button to access this resource’s color or black-and-white PDF version. We have also included a pair of editable Google Slides resource files in case you’d like to change a word or two.

Print the resource on thick cardstock to improve durability. Store all the cards together in a large envelope or ziplock bag for safekeeping.


This resource was created by Alessandra Pastor, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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