Activities to Practise Compound Nouns

 

The following three activities can help your students / you to learn and practice compound nouns (CN).

You can do them as a classroom activity and at home as well.

1. CN Flowers

Help the kids make compound word flowers.

  • Have them draw a flower with petals, or print one for them (click on the picture to download it).

  • Then have them write a word in the middle of the flower and ask them to write compound words that utilize the word on the petals.
2. CN Artist
  • Give students a compound word and have them draw the two “parts” of the compound word.

For example, for a “busdriver” they would draw a bus and a driver.

  • Here is a list of the compound nouns for this activity:

teapot

treehouse

doorbell

bookshelf

sunflower

sunglasses

earrings

starfish

toothbrush

handbag

If the kids draw the pictures on separate pieces of paper, you can create a game from the pictures: mix them and kids have to match them to form CN.

3. CN Flashcards

  • Prepare flashcards, half with words and half with pictures.
  • Have your students lay them out in grid style and flip two cards over at a time.
  • The goal is to find a word and a picture to form a compound word.

You can do this  activity in pairs, or in teams as a competition.

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