Teacher Mama: FREEBIE Mitten Match a Compound Word Game and After School Linky

Mitten Match

A Compound Word Game

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I created this game while at “cruising altitude” on a trip from Seattle to Chicago.  Not quite sure where the inspiration came from, but mostly likely the frigid temperatures that were awaiting us in Chicago.  This is my first try at a compound word activity so I hope you all like it. It is free so even if you don’t no harm done- right? 🙂

Mitten Match Game

To begin, click HERE, HERE and HERE to download the templates. If desired print the polka-dot page on the back of the mitten pages. It makes it look nice and also makes it so you cannot see through the cards.  Once printing is done, cut the cards apart.  Print the real word/nonsense word page. You will need one copy per player. You can also laminate the sheets or put them in a clear pocket so it can be used over and over.

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Once the cards are prepared and the worksheet copied, place all the cards face down in rows.

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 Player One begins the game by choosing two cards. If the cards make a real compound word, he writes the word on the paper under “real word” and removes the cards from the game.  If it is not a real word, the word gets recorded in the other column and the cards go back in the game. Player Two repeats the same steps. Play continues until all the cards have been made into compound words, or until no more compound words can be made.

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The After School Link Up is a great place to share ideas and to find new ideas to do with your children after school or in your homeschool.  The After School Link Up goes live every Monday. So, if you are a blogger, an educator or just someone looking for some good ideas, be sure to stop by Boy Mama Teacher Mama (or the other co-hosts) on Mondays and see what others have to share.

I had fun visiting the posts from last weeks linky party. There are so many wonderful ideas out there!

Here are a few of my favorites….

Connecting Kids’ Books to  Christmas Traditions from KC Edventures

Love this idea for bridging traditions with books!


Sight Word Christmas Tree from JDaniels4’s Mom

Can never have too many ways to practice sight words!  Try this Christmas tree sight word idea!


And now the linky…

What do you have to share?

Note: Please share only posts for children ages 5 and up

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We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after their day at school, homeschool or on the weekend! When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours and grab our after school button to include a link on your post or site! By linking up you’re giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or Feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks!

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