Compound Noun Worksheets, Definition, and Examples

Welcome to our compound noun worksheets! Students typically start learning about compound nouns in the early elementary grades, around second or third grade. At this age, children have already learned about basic parts of speech, such as nouns and verbs, and are ready to start learning about compound nouns and other structures.

Compound nouns are created when two or more words are combined to create a single noun with a new meaning. Examples include “toothbrush,” “mother-in-law,” and “ice cream.”

Our printable compound noun worksheets below include a variety of formats to help your child or student. Just click on the worksheet link and download or print!

Compound Noun Printable Activities