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Compound Words

Compound words can be lots of fun for the teacher, and the Child.  The basic compound word is normally formed from two nouns.  These are often used together in a sentence, and eventually they join up to form one new word.

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Why do we use Compound Words?   Many compound words are derived from classical Latin, or ancient Greek roots, originating from centuries ago.  However, the English language is flexible, and always changing.  Many of the compound words in use today, arose because people continually linked two or more words together, and formed one new word.

Our focus with this set of compound words is to show that 2 nouns; joined together; form a total independent, and unique third word.  An example are the nouns “ice” and “cream”, joined together; make the word “ice-cream”, a totally new word.  Once the Child/ren have worked through the examples we include, the teacher could ask them to attempt to find their own ‘new’ compound word.  This activity could produce some hilarious responses.


ponytail doorbell
pancake doorknob
candlestick lighthouse


  • the direct objective of this material:
    • child/ren understand that two nouns can be joined to form one word
  • indirectly the child/ren
    • improve/s their vocabulary and reading skills
    • understand/s how to use this word correctly
    • gain self-confidence, direction and discipline
  • aligned to the Montessori language curriculum


  • 1 control card – 10cm x 11cm / (4″ x 4¼”)
  • word cards – 5cm x 2cm / (2″ x ¾”)
    • 20 words on the right of the card
    • 20 words on the left of the card
  • A6 transparent, plastic envelope, to store and display the cards on the shelves – 18cm x 13cm x 0.5cm / (7″ x 5″ x 2″)


After the teacher has introduced and presented the activity, the Child is invited to join two words together to make one word.  Their control of error is the control card.

  • No lamination required
  • Non-tear and scratch proof
  • Printed with Eco-friendly inks
  • Easy to clean with a damp cloth

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Weight 0.030 kg
Dimensions 18 × 13 × 0.5 cm


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