Use this list of 175 kindergarten vocabulary words to build your child's language skills. Talk about these words together. Add these words to your everyday conversations, and soon your child will be consistently using these words, too!
This big list is arranged in alphabetical order. The printable list of 175 kindergarten vocabulary words is designed for students, parents and teachers. Below this list, find 100 of the words arrange in twelve meaningful categories on a second illustrated printable page.
All vocabulary lists on this page and throughout this website were compiled using multiple textbooks and online resources.
Printable list of 175 Kindergarten Vocabulary Words
As a former classroom teacher and home school teacher, here are my suggestions for using this huge word list for kindergarten students:
Here's a peek at the printable page. The full version also appears below.
Remember, these are words that students in kindergarten should be comfortable in using orally. They may not be able to read and write them at first. But you can help them work on those skills, too! Does your child already know some of these words? That's great! Have fun using the words frequently in family discussions.
Animals: cat, dog, horse, cow, bird, fish, butterfly, spider, frog, lion, tiger, bear, elephant, kangaroo
Seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter
Weather: chilly, warm, snowy, stormy, sunny, cloudy, windy, weather
Foods: milk, juice, water, bread, cereal, pizza, sandwich, apples, bananas, carrots, eggs, veggies (or vegetables)
Family: mom, dad, brother, sister, grandpa, grandma, aunt, uncle, cousin
Feelings: happy, gloomy, sleepy, patient, hopeful, quiet, worried, grouchy, delighted, proud
Other adjectives: delicious, bumpy, fluffy, polite, helpful, gentle, careful, healthy, sparkly, frozen
Shapes: round, circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval
Calendar: day, week, month, year, yesterday, tomorrow
Community helpers: artist, teacher, farmer, doctor, firefighter, musician
Outdoors: playground, park, highway, countryside, beach, pond, ocean, mountain
Clothing: shirt, pants, skirt, shoes, socks, jacket, mittens
Of course, this is not a complete kindergarten vocabulary list! Be sure your student is also familiar with a wide variety of colors and color words. It's not too early to teach your child to spell and write number words, either!
If your child is at the very beginning of language learning, be sure to teach these preprimer and primer sight words.
Copy one word on a piece of lined paper. Then, ask your child to do one or more of these things:
Try some of these preschool and Kindergarten learning games with your favorite youngster(s)! When learning is fun, learning is easier. You'll find letter matching games and ABC games, as well as more challenging activities for this age group.
Letter Lane A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b, d, f and m. No reading is necessary.
A Pickle or a Tickle Fun game for young children! Your students will need to listen carefully to initial consonant sounds as they play these entertaining games.
The Bugs If your kids like the BUG on this page, they're sure to LOVE the BUGS on this word family worksheet! One bug dug in the mud. Another bug drinks from a mug on the rug. Learning IS fun!
The Big Pigs This whimsical page features a muddy pig with a wig, and pig that does a jig. What a fun way to learn the IG family of words! All types of activities, including games and worksheets, will help to reinforce the words on this kindergarten vocabulary list, and your child's vocabulary in general!
Find lots more Kindergarten Worksheets on our website!
Kindergarten Vocabulary Words - 175 engaging, empowering vocabulary words, in alphabetical order, that every kindergartner should be learning. Use our convenient printable page. A second list features 100 of the words in helpful categories such as shapes, feelings, community helpers and more.
First Grade Vocabulary Words - 175 great vocab words on a variety of topics for 1st grade students to learn to use in conversation, along with suggested activities. 100 words appear in meaningful categories including sports, animals, compound words and more.
Second Grade Vocabulary Words : 200 words for 2nd grade students to learn and enjoy! 100 of the words are arranged in helpful categories and are arranged on an engaging printable for your students. Challenge your second graders with more words to use in their speaking and written vocabularies.
3rd Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 words to boost your child's spoken and written language skills, arranged alphabetically! Print the complete list from the web page for best results. 100 of the words also appear in an engaging printable, arranged by helpful topics.
4th Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 4th grade vocab words to keep your students on track all year long! Half of the words are also arranged in meaningful categories to help students with word meaning.
5th Grade Vocabulary Words - Boost your fifth graders' spoken and written vocabularies with this BIG list of 200 words, arranged in alphabetical order. I've also selected 100 of these words to put into 10 engaging topics. Try the extension activities for best results!
6th Grade Vocabulary Words - Improve your students' understanding of LOTS of areas of learning by covering these 200 important words! I've included many ways to put these words into use, and I have links to other related pages, too!
7th Grade Vocabulary Words - Here are 240 challenging words to stretch your upper grade students this year! Follow all the tips and extra activities listed to get the most out of this mega list of vocabulary words!
These are lists of easier sight words and spelling words that you may wish to explore with your student.
Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.
Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.
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