1. Compound Word Hunt

Compound Word Hunt

Build vocabulary with Post-it® Super Sticky Notes.


  • Subject:

    Language Arts

  • Topics:

    Language Arts, Compound Words, Grade 1st, ESL

  • Materials:
  • Grade Level:

    1st Grade

  • Estimated Time:

    10 - 20 minutes

  • Author:

    Jennifer Toth

  • Compound Word Hunt Supplies

  • 1

    Write a word on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note that can be combined with another word to create a compound word. For example, write "pop" on one note and "corn" on another. Make a number of options.

    Write a word on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note that can be combined with another word

  • 2

    While the students are out of the room, place the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes containing the individual words all around the room.

    place the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes containing the individual words all around the room

  • 3

    Next, place a Post-it® Easel Pad in the middle of the room.

    Next, place a Post-it® Easel Pad in the middle of the room.

  • 4

    When the students return, let them hunt for words around the room. Challenge them to find suitable matches to make a compound word.

    When the students return, let them hunt for words around the room

  • 5

    When they’ve found a match, have them place both Post-it® Notes on the Post-it® Easel Pad. Continue until all of the words are found and matched. Move your Post-it® Easel Pad to a wall as a Compound Word Wall for the year.

    Continue until all of the words are found and matched

  • 6

    For an extra challenge, only put out the first word of the compound words and let the students finish the back half.

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