FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles

Preview: These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade. 


These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade.

Compound words are so fun to learn about but can be confusing at times. What do you mean it makes a whole new word? Well, with these free printable compound word puzzles, you can help with that confusion. Show students that a compound word takes two words like butter and fly and makes a brand new word - butterfly - that really has nothing to do with the words it is made of.

These free puzzles are perfect for literacy centers, small group work and independent practice. The recording sheet gives more accountability and practice with writing the words.


These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade.


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Preparing Compound Word Puzzles

Supplies Needed:

Compound Word Puzzles Printable (free download at the bottom of this post)
Laminator (optional)
Cardstock
Printer (this is the one I use)
Scissors or Paper Cutter

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  1. Download and print out the compound word puzzles on cardstock.
  2. Laminate for durability if you plan to reuse these.
  3. Cut the cards apart so that you have 3 piece puzzles - one long rectangle and two smaller squares that fit together with a border going around all three pieces.
These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade.

Playing with Compound Word Puzzles

To play with these compound word puzzles, have students look for two words that can be "pushed" together to create a new word. For example, rain and a bow can make rainbow. So students will put the picture of a rain cloud and the picture of a bow next to each other and then on top they will put the picture of a rainbow.

A matching puzzle will include three pieces and have a border that goes around all three parts. That will help scaffold this activity a little bit if students are struggling. 
These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade.


If you want a little more accountability, you can have students use the recording sheet that comes with this activity. When they find three pieces that go together, they can fill out the two words and then write the compound word that they make. This step isn't required but will help to make sure the students are actually building the correct words while they are working independently.
These FREE Printable Compound Word Puzzles are the perfect way to add fun activities to your literacy centers. Students will have so much fun playing these games that they won't even realize you are teaching them all about compound words. The puzzles come with a recording sheet so students can write their answers on the worksheet for an added level of accountability. This freebie is ideal for first grade and 2nd grade.

Download Your Compound Word Puzzles

Ready to grab your free copy of the printable compound word puzzles? Just click the "click to download" button below, enter your information and it will be automatically emailed to you. Any questions or problems with getting the download? Check out our FAQs about Printables HERE.


Looking for more compound word activities? Check out this free rainbow themed compound words activity. 

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