Scarecrow Compound Word Match Game

You know what’s fun about the word scarecrow?

It’s a compound word. A compound word is a word made up of two words joined together, like airplane, homemade, and football.

Do you know what else is cool about compound words? They’re really fun to learn about!

To add to the fun of learning compound words, I took 20 words related to farms and turned them into a fun compound word match game.

Play this printable match game to combine different fall words to make a compound word match game. It's a fun and easy reading game for your second grader.

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Make your compound word match game

To prep your game, you’ll need cardstock, a printer, and a download of the game.

Click this link above to download the game.

It’s best to print it on cardstock both for durability and to prevent players from being able to see through from the backside. The game prints on two sheets of paper and has 20 cards total.

Once you’ve printed the game, cut out all the cards.

Now it’s time to play!

Play this printable match game to combine different fall words to make a compound word match game. It's a fun and easy reading game for your second grader.

How to Play

The rules are the same as any other memory game.

Place all the cards face down in a grid on the table. Player one turns over two cards.

Do they make a compound word? In the picture above they do.

If you’ve got a compound word, take both cards off the board and turn over two more. If you don’t have a compound word, flip the cards back over and it’s player two’s turn.

Keep playing until all the cards are removed from the board.

Play this printable match game to combine different fall words to make a compound word match game. It's a fun and easy reading game for your second grader.

Play with different words

Do you want a different set of words? You can make your own compound word match game!

Use index cards and write your compound words. Since a compound word is made up or two words, write the word on two cards – one part of the word on each card.

You can use this comprehensive list of compound words for inspiration.

Play this printable match game to combine different fall words to make a compound word match game. It's a fun and easy reading game for your second grader.

We had so much fun learning about compound words! Find more scarecrow-themed activities from the 2nd Grade Blogging Crew below:

Free Scarecrow Expanded Form Memory Game from Life Over C’s
Scarecrow Syllables for Second Grade from Look! We’re Learning!
Make a Scarecrow Literacy Game from Planet Smarty Pants
Scarecrow Measures from Crafty Kids at Home
Beautiful Scarecrow Silhouette Art Project from School Time Snippets
Scarecrow Place Value Math from Sugar Aunts
Scarecrow Craft with Landscape from Sallie Borrink Learning

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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