Help your students to truly understand how two words become a compound word with this fun game. Word Squares – Compound Words is a great activity that is simple to learn yet fun to play again and again. Just add it into your literacy centers, Friday Fun Day, or have it available for your fast finishers. It’s perfect for first grade through fourth grade. Your students will love it!
- Compound Words Definition poster (in color and black & white)
- Compound Word Example poster (in color and black & white)
- Direction sheet on how to play the game
- 5 game boards
- Teacher tips
Be sure to look at the preview above!
How to Play:
Step 1: Determine which player goes first. The player whose birthday is closest to January 1st goes first.
Step 2:Choose a color crayon. Each player needs a different color.
Step 3: Take turns drawing one line to connect the dots. You can draw only ONE line each turn.
Step 4: The player who completes the square gets to color the square center and claim that square.
Step 5: To earn a point you need to color in TWO squares that are next to each other AND make a compound word. Then circle the two squares with a black crayon.
Step 6: Record your points on the scoreboard. The player who has the most points when the board is filled is the winner.
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