Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Compound Words topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Compound Words in the Home

Challenge your child to find as many compound words as possible in the home. Encourage him or her to look for compound words on packaging, in book titles, and even on appliances. Have your child keep a list of the compound words and have him or her define each. If your child encounters a challenging compound word, discuss the word together and make inferences to come up with the definition.

Hook on Compound Words

Name a compound word, such as “toothbrush.” Then have your child break apart the compound word into its individual words, “tooth” and “brush.” Have him or her then name a compound word that uses either of those words, such as “toothpaste” or “hairbrush.” Can your child break the new compound word apart and come up with another compound word using one of its components? Continue the activity for a few rounds. If one player gets stuck, the other player can restart the game with a new compound word.