25 Printable Kindergarten Vocabulary Worksheets

Are you looking for fun kindergarten vocabulary worksheets?  If so, you’re going to love the themed printable activities in this post.  

Teachers, parents, and adults that regularly work with children know the importance of kids having easy access to good vocabulary and fun activities. Such access helps them grow and learn about the world!

kindergarten vocabulary worksheets

A well-developed vocabulary, or lengthy knowledge of words, is directly related to their school achievement and reading ability. Being able to read new words and unfamiliar words helps build vocabulary and better readers.  Which in turn, helps kindergarten students learn and understand anything they want!

Kindergarten Vocabulary Words

 Did you know that a kindergarten student’s vocabulary can help predict how their ability to read will develop? Vocabulary words not only emphasize the meaning of words, but also the spelling. Learning these helps children comprehend what they are reading.

Having a lengthy list of grade level appropriate vocabulary and sight words will ensure that your kindergarteners will be reading-ready first graders.

Seasonal lists and lessons make each part of the school year feel a little special! For example, if it’s December, students are going to be looking forward to the holiday-themed words, activities, and assessments.



Themed Kindergarten Vocabulary Worksheets

Have you noticed how seasonal lessons, practice activities, and themed units help students feel more engaged?  This is just one reason why I created the themed Making Words series.  

Making Words Vocabulary Worksheets

The Making Words bundles and seasonal vocabulary lists include vocabulary index cards and Making Words kindergarten vocabulary worksheets for each word in the list.


The illustrated word cards have cute images that to visually describe the vocabulary word.  Use them for a word bank or word wall! 

Along with the vocabulary cards, you will get a printable worksheet for each themed vocabulary word.  

The kids will:

  •  Build the word with cut and paste letter tiles
  •  Write the word or a sentence including the word
  •  Illustrate a picture of the word

If your kids need a writing challenge, you can easily differentiate by having them write a sentence rather than just the word.  

The kids will also work on fine motor skills as they complete the cut and paste section, before writing and illustrating the vocabulary word.  


Get the Making Words Vocabulary Bundle HERE or on TPT

The Making Words Bundle includes worksheets for all of the vocabulary words listed in the below categories!  


Back to School Vocabulary Words

  • School
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Friends
  • Bookbag
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Bus
  • Book
  • Teacher

practice concepts of print with Making Words worksheets

Back to School Making Words are printable kindergarten and first grade vocabulary worksheets

Get Back to School worksheets HERE or on TPT 


Ocean Vocabulary Words

  • Fish
  • Starfish
  • Ocean
  • Seahorse
  • Dolphin
  • Jellyfish
  • Crab
  • Octopus
  • Whale
  • Sea turtle

kindergarten vocabulary worksheets ocean themed

Get Ocean vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Brown Bear Vocabulary Words

If you teach kindergarten, then you know how fun the Brown Bear, Brown Bear activities are for the kids.  This popular children’s book, by Eric Carle, is a kindergarten must have. 

  • Bear
  • Horse
  • Cat
  • Sheep
  • Dog
  • Frog
  • Fish
  • Duck
  • Teacher
  • Children

Get Brown Bear vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


Bug and Insect Vocabulary Words

  • Caterpillar
  • Ant
  • Bee
  • Fly
  • Grasshopper
  • Butterfly
  • Firefly
  • Beetle
  • Dragonfly
  • Firefly

Get Bugs and Insects vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


Polar Express Vocabulary Words

  • Train
  • Ticket
  • Santa
  • Bell
  • Elves
  • Reindeer
  • Pajamas
  • Conductor
  • Hot chocolate
  • Children

Get Polar Express vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Young learners want to make learning fun. Having well-developed vocabulary skills and word recognition skills is one easy to to make sure they not only learn what they need to, but also what they want to.

These next few lists are centered around common core and grade-level appropriate subjects.

Butterfly Vocabulary Words

  • Egg
  • Caterpillar
  • Leaves
  • Chrysalis
  • Cocoon
  • Butterfly
  • Wings
  • Sun
  • Nectar
  • Antennae

Get Butterfly vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Fire Safety Vocabulary Words

  • Firefighters
  • Fireman
  • Hose
  • Dalmatian
  • Smoke
  • Extinguisher
  • Hydrant
  • Alarm
  • Firetruck
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll

Get Fire Safety vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Shape Vocabulary Words

  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Octagon
  • Trapezoid
  • Rectangle
  • Hexagon
  • Square
  • Triangle
  • Rhombus
  • Star

Get Shapes vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Flower and Plant Vocabulary Words

  • Flowers
  • Plant
  • Seeds
  • Roots
  • Soil
  • Sun
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Leaves
  • Stem

Get Flower vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

Objects in the Sky Vocabulary Words

  • Stars
  • Moon
  • Sun
  • Rain
  • Clouds
  • Rainbow
  • Airplane
  • Bat
  • Bird
  • Kite

Get Objects in the Sky vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


Monthly Kindergarten Vocabulary Words

These next monthly and seasonal vocabulary lists are a great way to keep the attention of your students during vocabulary time. They will love having an educational and fun way to learn more about each month or season in the school year!

January Vocabulary Words

  • Snowman
  • Snowflake
  • Dr. King
  • Sled
  • Boots
  • Ice skates
  • New Years
  • Jacket
  • Mittens
  • Scarf

Get January vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

February Vocabulary Words

  • Heart
  • Candy
  • Valentine
  • Arrow
  • Flowers
  • Groundhog
  • Cupid
  • Friends
  • President
  • February

Get February vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT

March Vocabulary Words

  • Gold
  • Black pot
  • Rainbow
  • Shamrock
  • Green hat
  • Leprechaun
  • Lion
  • Basketball
  • Spring

Get March vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


April and May Vocabulary Words

  • Bunny
  • Butterfly
  • Basket
  • Eggs
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Earth Day
  • Snail
  • Rain
  • Flower

Get Spring vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT 

October Vocabulary Words

  • pumpkin
  • Autumn
  • Fall
  • leaves
  • ghost
  • Halloween
  • candy corn
  • acorn
  • bats
  • owl

Get October vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT



November Vocabulary Words

  • Family
  • Feast
  • Pilgrims
  • Indian
  • Mayflower
  • Corn
  • Turkey
  • Scarecrow
  • Thanksgiving
  • Deer 

Get November vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


December Vocabulary Words

  • Santa
  • Cookies
  • Presents
  • Menorah
  • Reindeer
  • Stocking
  • Wreath
  • Lights
  • Tree
  • Stars

Get the December vocabulary worksheets HERE or on TPT


Free Kindergarten Vocabulary Worksheets

As a thank you for supporting Little Learning Corner, I am giving away a set of free printable worksheets to work on number words.  

Simply sign up for the Little Learning Corner newsletter, and get a Making Words:  Number Words set for free!  

That’s 10 free printables and 10 free illustrated picture cards!  Sign up, HERE.  

free printable kindergarten vocabulary worksheets


I hope you have enjoyed the list of kindergarten vocabulary words.  Along with the Making Words printables, you can also practice vocabulary with word searches, spelling lists, word scrambles, and more.  


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