Monday, September 3, 2012

Compound Words and a Cricut Craftivity

Compound Words was the name of the game last week~

My kids loved this video. We played it everyday.

We read these books and listed the compound words onto an anchor chart. The list grew with each book we read.
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)If You Give a Pig a Pancake Big BookOnce There Was A Bull...(frog): Adventures in Compound Words (Language Adventures Book)
I downloaded this free game from Jen B.'s TPT store.  (She has tons of great products. Check her out.)
We played Find a Partner with the cards. To play this game, each student was given a card.  The goal was to find the matching compound word partner.  After each student found their partner, we shared the words orally and listed them onto our growing anchor chart. I've been totally inspired to create additional cards with my Cricut.  (That will be another post.)  This game with become a choice activity for Daily 5.
I downloaded this blog freebie from Christina at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge. We also used it to practice fluency all week During Daily 5.


Our cricut craftivity was inspired by this post by Nancy at First Grade Wow.  Now that our school has a Cricut 2, I was able to cut out the pieces at school. Yay. ( I stayed after school everyday for four days, but it was well worth the time.)

I used the cupcake from Simply Charmed to cut the pieces. 

Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed
 The students assembled the pieces, then glued them in place.  Finally they recorded compound words not found on our anchor chart onto the top of the completed project. 
I created a Shaker from Sunny Days in Second Grade for my students to complete during Daily 5.  I tried the pencil pouch  "I Spy" approach. Of course, anything to make noise and shake draws a lot of attention.  I laminated the recording sheet so the kids can record with a dry erase pen.  To check, the students just flip it over where the answer key is attached. You can download the reproducibles {HERE}.
We went on a scavenger hunt through our reading textbook.  We recorded a word that fit into "I am a compound word" and "I am not a compound word."
Got a great activity for compound words.  Share it here:-)



  1. What an awesome collection of activities! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. I just wanted to say that I hope your new classroom pet comes to school this week and that I hope you blog about it. :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  3. Just found this page thanks to pinterest. Your ideas are great! I will be using some of these this week with my first graders. Thanks!

  4. Thank you for sharing your great ideas! I plan on using them in the next two weeks in first grade. I found your page through Pinterest and I am so excited about the fun they will have! Thanks again!


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