What do the words dogwood, full moon, mother-in-law and redhead all have in common? They are all COMPOUND WORDS. Each word has two or three words that create a whole new word or meaning. There are three different compound words.
They are closed form (dogwood), hyphenated form (mother-in-law) and open form (full moon). Teaching your child about compound words can be lots of fun.
Have a compound word day, day full of activities using compound words, a compound meal; only eat foods that are compound word foods, compound tag, if the person who is it tags you and you can’t come up with a new compound word each time then you are it. The compound fun is endless.