+200 Compound Words For Kids, Definition and Examples About Teaching Compound Words

+200 Compound Words For Kids, Definition and Examples About Teaching Compound Words


Table of Contents

Compound Words For Kids

In this lesson we will examine the topic of compound words for kids. Although we do not know the meaning of compound words, we can infer more or less meaning when we see one of them. In this lesson, we will talk about compound words for kids. First, compound words are generally formed by combining two different words. When these two different words are combined, the meaning can be similar to the meaning of the words or it can gain a completely different meaning. These two words that make up compound words are generally as follows:

Boy + friend = Boyfriend (in the first part, in the word “boy”, the person to describe the compound word was said, in the second part, in the word “friend”, what this person is for us. As a result, “boyfriend” is the result, that is, our combined word is meant to tell us. Although it gave a clue about the person, it gained a different meaning.)

  • My boyfriend is a great actor.

Examples of 100 Compound Words

In + put = Input (Although this compound name is advanced, when we separated the parts that make up this name, see what we got: two simple words like “In” and “put”.)

Dining + table = dining-table (this time, we combined an object with the verb – dine, which became a noun by taking “-ing”. In the first part, we explained the purpose of the object, touched on eating on it and in the second part, the object we want to describe with the combined name ” We put the word “table” and “dining-table” came out.) Before we go through the word types in the two parts that make up the compound nouns and give more examples, we want to clarify one thing.


If we understand the parts that make up the compound words, we can guess the meaning of a word we have never encountered before. The word “dine” is not a word we often see, beginner teachers prefer to say “eat” instead of “dine” so that they don’t get confused. But even though we do not know the word “dine”, we immediately understood the word “dining-table” from the word “table”. It means some kind of table. Although we do not know the verb of religion, we know the phrase “dining room”. Since the meaning of the phrase “dining room” is known, we can logically deduce that this should be a dining table.

If you have noticed the parts that make up the compound words mentioned above, they may consist of different types of words. For example, in the example of “boyfriend”, “boy” is the name and “friend” is the name. But in the “input” example, “in” is adverb and “put” is a verb. So compound names come in different genres, they don’t have to be just a combination of a name and a name. So, while giving our examples, let’s note what they are in combination with what.


  • Elissa can you come to the bathroom please? (bathroom: noun + noun)
  • Watching the snowfall with a cup of tea is a gift of this season. (snowfall: noun + verb)
  • Look at all this passersby in busy London street! (passerby: noun + adverb)
  • That airplane from the 1918’s still flies? (airplane: noun + noun)
  • Lavender seeds are his favorites, but there are days when Tomas must settle for blueberry. (blueberry: noun + noun)
  • Tomas is your bodyguard. (bodyguard: noun + noun)
  • Did you come across this book at a second hand bookstore.
  • Bill works as a busboy.
  • Micheal did a cartwheel.

  • The fisherman saved himself with the help of an object in the sea.
  • When I was 19, I seriously injured myself while playing football. I collided with a friend of mine and as a result of this incident I broke some of the bones in my foot.
  • Please forgive me for giving such a harsh answer.
  • Now I have to say goodnight to you.
  • They ate one hamburger and bought one for me.
  • You should not place the laptop too close to the edge of the room.
  • Please! Make a milkshake for Ella.
  • A London policeman pulled a bike over and spoke to the boy.
  • Tomas didn’t say how many different colors he saw in the rainbow.
  • They played snowballs at school with their friends.

Note: Compound names are divided into types according to how they are combined, in addition to the types of the 2 parts that make up them. You don’t need to learn this specifically, it’s a bit advanced, but we wanted to mention that you would still want to know. We have come to the end of combined names. This is a bit of a detail topic, although you don’t know the rules very well. But if you wonder how compound names are formed, why some take hyphens and some don’t, you can read our article in depth.

1000 Examples of Compound Words in English