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compound words for kids

Examples of 100 compounds words

Your kids may ask “what are Compound words?”

Compound words are formed when two or more words are joined together to create a new word that has an entirely new meaning. It’s literally just the process of additions; only it’s in English!

For example, “sun” and “flower” are two very different words with their own distinct meanings but when you fuse them together, they form another word, “Sunflower”. Compound words are formed by either adding a hyphen in the middle or simply just using the two words as a single term.  The spelling of the two words is not necessarily changed when they are joined together, but the definition becomes unique. There are three types of compound words for kids in this compound words worksheet;

Closed Compound words: These words are written as a single word, such as haircut, newspaper, grandmother, etc.

Open Compounds: Compound words that are written as separate words such as high school, living room, school bus, etc.

Hyphenated Compounds: Words that use a hyphen in between two words, such as well-known, second-rate, merry-go-round, etc

Here are a 100 examples of Compound words for grade 1 for your kids, and if you’re looking to further improve their vocabulary, you can do so with these learn new words list

Compound Words List

Air + Plane – Airplane

Air + port – Airport

Angel + fish – Angelfish

Ant + farm – Antfarm

Ball + park – Ballpark

Beach + ball – Beachball

Bike + rack – Bikerack

Bill + board – Billboard

Black + hole – Blackhole

Blue + berry – Blueberry

Board + walk – Boardwalk

Body + guard – Bodyguard

Book + store – Bookstore

Bow + Tie – Bowtie

Brain + storm – Brainstorm

Bus + boy – Busboy

Cab + driver – Cabdriver

Candle + stick – Candlestick

Car + wash – Carwash

Cart + wheel – Cartwheel

Cat + fish – Catfish

Cave + man – Caveman

Chocolate + chip – Chocolate chip

Cross + bow – Crossbow

Day + dream – Daydream

Dead + end – Deadend

Dog + house – Doghouse

Dragon + fly – Dragonfly

Dress + shoes – Dress-shoes

Drop + down – Dropdown

Ear + lobe – Earlobe

Earth + quake – Earthquake

Eye + balls – Eyeballs

Father + in + law – Father-in-law

Finger + nail – Fingernail

Fire + cracker – Firecracker

Fire + fighter – Firefighter

Fire + fly – Firefly

Fire + work – Firework

Fish + bowl – Fishbowl

Fisher + man – Fisherman

Fish + hook – Fishhook

Foot + ball – Football

For + get – Forget

For + give – Forgive

French + fries – French fries

Good + night – Goodnight

Grand + child – Grandchild

Ground + hog – Groundhog

Hair + band – Hairband

Ham + burger – Hamburger

Hand + cuff – Handcuff

Hand + out – Handout

Hand + shake – Handshake

Head + band – Headband

Her + self – Herself

High + heels – Highheels

Honey + dew – Honeydew

Hop + scotch – Hopscotch

Horse + man – Horseman

Horse + play – Horseplay

Hot + dog – Hotdog

Ice + cream – Icecream

It + self – Itself

Kick + ball – Kickball

Kick + boxing – Kickboxing

Lap + top – Laptop

Life + time – Lifetime

Light + house – Lighthouse

Mail + man – mailman

Make + Up – Makeup

Mid + night – Midnight

Milk + shake – Milkshake

Moon + rocks – Moonrocks

Moon + walk – Moonwalk

Mother + in – law – Mother-in-law

Movie + Theater – Movie theater

New + born – Newborn

News + letter – Newsletter

News + paper – Newspaper

Night + light – Nightlight

No + body – Nobody

North + pole – Northpole

Nose + bleed – Nosebleed

Outer + space – Outer space

Over + The + Counter – Over-the-counter

Over + estimate – Overestimate

Pay + check – Paycheck

Police + man – Policeman

Pony + tail – Ponytail

Post + card – Postcard

Racquet + ball – Racquetball

Rail + road – Railroad

Rain + bow – Rainbow

Rain + coat – Raincoat

Rain + drop – Raindrop

Rattle + snake – Rattlesnake

Rock + band – Rockband

Rocket + ship – Rocketship

Row + boat – Rowboat

Sail + boat – Sailboat

Sure your kids are by now interested in Compound words, and are looking to learn some more. We’ve got you covered. Here are some more Compound words for your kids to play around with

Schoolbooks

Schoolwork

Shoelace

Showoff

Skateboard

Snowball

Snowflake

Softball

Solar system

Soundproof

Spaceship

Spearmint

Starfish

Starlight

Stingray

Strawberry

Subway

Sunglasses

Sunroof

Supercharge

Superman

Superstar

Tablespoon

Tailbone

Tailgate

Take down

Takeout

Taxpayer

Teacup

Teammate

Teaspoon

Tennis shoes

Throwback

Timekeeper

Timeline

Timeshare

Tugboat

Tupperware

Underestimate

Uplift

Upperclassman

Uptown

Video game

Wallflower

Waterboy

Watermelon

Wheelchair

Without

Workboots

Worksheet

SOURCES

150 Examples of Compound Words for Kids – Blog …. https://www.turtlediary.com/blogs/150-examples-of-compound-words-for-kids.html

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