Compound Words Worksheets

What are compound words? A compound word is where two or more words are put together to form a word or phrase with a new meaning. They fall into three types categories: open, such as ice cream; closed, such as football; and hyphenated, such as empty­-handed. Learning to navigate this web of words is important for students, so they may use these words correctly. Our worksheets on compound words are free to use at home or in the classroom. Simply click on the title to view additional detail or to download the printable PDF.

Compound Words: All Mixed Up!

Here’s a game to help your student learn about compound words.

Making Compound Words

This compound word worksheet has a helpful word bank.

Understanding Compound Words

In this worksheet your student will make and explain the meanings of compound words.