Picture puzzles

This activity is a fun, creative way for your child to gain experience building compound words.

You'll Need

  • Index cards
  • Pen or pencil
  • Colored markers or crayons

Learning Stages

Make picture puzzles using compound words. Help your child illustrate each word part of a compound word on the left and right sides of an index card. Then, cut the card down the middle in a zigzag pattern. Ask your child to put the pieces together to make a picture puzzle. Use words that are easy to illustrate, such as: beanbag, butterfly, cupcake, doghouse, football, pancake, raincoat, snowman or starfish. Try out your picture puzzles on family and friends.