Kindergarten Word Lists

VocabularySpellingCity provides hundreds of free word lists for kindergarten students. Some word lists to include in your Kindergarten spelling curriculum are phonics patterns (CVC, words by initial sound), Dolch and Fry sight words, and kindergarten content vocabulary. These vocabulary word lists can be used in VocabularySpellingCity’s kindergarten interactive games, activities, and printable worksheets. For example, as kindergarteners start to learn the alphabet, worksheets or games allow students to practice their emergent literacy skills by activities such as recognizing initial sounds, handwriting practice, filling in the missing letter, or placing the words in alphabetical order.


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In addition to reading skills and words, VocabularySpellingCity is used in kindergarten to support building phonological skills and phonemic awareness. VocabularySpellingCity has many kindergarten spelling word games with audio and pictures to help students work independently on building these skills.

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Kindergarteners come to school with varied literacy backgrounds, and kindergarten teachers are faced with the challenge of assessing these differences and developing leveled lesson plans accordingly to build upon Pre-K spelling word knowledge. VocabularySpellingCity helps teachers by providing developmentally appropriate spelling and vocabulary word lists for Kindergarten students that can be used to assess and reinforce spelling and vocabulary instruction through engaging interactive games. Word lists and learning activities are aligned to the kindergarten Common Core Curriculum and cover grade level concepts, such as Kindergarten sight word recognition and syllable segmentation, as well as content area vocabulary. The interactive learning games feature auditory feedback and instructions, making them perfect practice for non-readers and emergent readers alike.

In kindergarten, students are expected to develop phonological awareness, segment syllables, and understand letter sequences. VocabularySpellingCity provides kindergarten students with the opportunity to practice phonological awareness skills through the fun and engaging games Which Initial Sound? and Which Final Sound? Students can practice syllable segmentation by playing SillyBulls.

Another key component of the kindergarten spelling curriculum suggests students should learn all grade-level Kindergarten sight word lists and be able to spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships. Teachers can select and import Dolch and Fry sight word lists for Kindergarten students in order to supplement word study or small group instruction. VocabularySpellingCity’s online interactive games can be used during literacy centers for additional practice of high-frequency words and word families.

Kindergarten students should also begin to explore word relationships and meanings. VocabularySpellingCity acknowledges the importance of building vocabulary knowledge. A rich vocabulary is strongly linked to developing reading comprehension skills. VocabularySpellingCity provides extensive content-specific vocabulary lists. Appropriate grade-level vocabulary games, like FlashCards, offer images and audio to engage emergent kindergarten readers. All vocabulary games offer printable worksheets that coincide with online activities.

Kindergarten educational standards that are supported by VocabularySpellingCity.

Select a link below to view available kindergarten word lists:


Import kindergarten grade spelling word lists for high frequency words, sight words, spelling skill development, and vocabulary for each unit as organized in popular reading programs.

Kindergarten Sight Word Lists

Import kindergarten high-frequency words lists, as well as spelling word lists aligned with Irene Fountas’ and Gay Su Pinnell’s K-3 spelling continuum.

Sight Words for Kindergarten

Import kindergarten vocabulary word lists.

Kindergarten Spelling Curriculum

Import kindergarten content-specific vocabulary lists.

The following games are among the most popular and recommended for kindergarteners.

Which Final Sound? allows students to practice recognizing the final sound in a word.

Play Which Final Sound? with a kindergarten math list.

Kindergarten Spelling Words Games

Read-A-Word allows students to practice their reading and literacy skills.

Play Read-A-Word with a kindergarten sight words list focused on Dolch’s sight words.

Words for Kindergarten

Alphabetize allows students to practice alphabetizing kindergarten spelling words.

Play Alphabetize with a kindergarten Journeys word list.

Kindergarten Spelling Lists