Teaching K Words for Kindergarten

Get ready to teach the alphabet with these K words for kindergarten!  In this fun weekly series, we are sharing activities, printables, and tips for teaching each letter of the alphabet. 

Join us as we make learning about the letter K a fun-filled day!  

teaching k words for kindergarten

Activities that Start with K

  1. Fly a Kite:  Grab a kid-friendly kite and let the kids have fun on a windy day.  
  2. Key Sort:  Gather a collection of old keys and let the kids sort through them.  They can count them, practice same/different skills, sort by size, and draw them in a journal. 
  3. Keyboard Day:  Get a large keyboard, or a floor keyboard, and let the kids have fun making up new songs.  
  4. Karate Day:  With supervision, let the kids practice doing basic karate moves.  
  5. Kindness Day:  Encourage the kids to do something kind for their peers and family throughout the day.  Hang chart paper full of positive words or nice words the kids can say to one another.  Not only will this encourage them to be kind, it will also build on their communication skills as they interact with their peers.  
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Printable Alphabet Worksheets and Activities 

Here is a collection of printable alphabet activities, and letter k worksheets,  you can do when teaching letters and sounds.

Alphabet Word and Picture Cards

Alphabet Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet SuperStars

Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

Alphabet Letter Search

Alphabet Coloring Pages 

Free Alphabet Playdoh Mats

Check out the complete alphabet bundle HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities. 

alphabet worksheets and printable activities to do with prek, kindergarten, and first grade kids. #alphabet

To introduce letter k words to kindergarten children, I recommend integrating word and picture cards into their daily life routines.   

These alphabet word cards come with lowercase k and uppercase K cards, along with picture cards and words cards that have easy words that start with /k/ – both have a corresponding picture to help build the child’s vocabulary. 

List of Words that Start with K

​Here, you will find a small collection of simple words to refer to when teaching k words for kindergarten.   If you missed it, there are fun activities listed above that you can do with your kids.  

First, give the kids enough time to come up with a word list.  As they tell you the words they know, record them (and draw a little picture by each word) onto large chart paper.  

The next step would be to add a few unfamiliar words to build vocabulary.  This would be a great time to add a few alphabet picture and word cards to the chart paper.  Then, you can hang it up at the kids eye level for them to see.  

  1. Kangaroo
  2. Kite
  3. Key
  4. King
  5. Kindness
  6. Kiss
  7. Kit
  8. Kitchen
  9. Koala
  10. Kitty
  11. Kitten
  12. Keyboard
  13. Ketchup
  14. Kid
  15. Kaleidoscope
  16. Karate
  17. Kiwi
  18. kindergarten
  19. king cobra
  20. kettle (as in tea kettles)
  21. Komodo Dragon

​Words that Start with the Silent K Sound

When used at the beginning of a word, followed by the letter n, the k becomes a silent letter.  Here are a list of k words that begin with the silent k.  Preschool kids or kindergarten kids may not know the meaning of some of these words.  With that in mind, this is the perfect opportunity to teach them new vocabulary words with child-friendly definitions. 

  1. Knack
  2. Knee
  3. Knit
  4. Knob
  5. Knock
  6. Knot
  7. Knuckle
  8. Knead
  9. Knew
  10. Knife
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Tips for Teaching Words that Start with K

Teaching words that start with the letter “k” to kindergarten kids is a wonderful opportunity to teach new words, do creative activities, and a fun teaching the letters of the alphabet.

Here are some tips to make the learning process enjoyable:

  1. Use a variety of visuals: Incorporate visuals like word and picture cards that represent words starting with “K.” 
  2. Sing songs and chants: Nursery rhymes are a wonderful way to emphasize words that start with k.  There are several nursery rhymes and fairy tales that mention “king” throughout the rhyme.  
  3. Letter recognition activities: Mix up the alphabet activities with magnetic letters, pocket chart activities, letter hunts, and more!  You can find all of these and more in this Alphabet Bundle
  4. Art and crafts: Let the kids create a kite using construction paper and streamers or paint a picture of a kangaroo.
  5. Sensory play:  Create a kitchen themed sensory bin and let the kids explore the different kitchen utensils. 
  6. Picture Sorts: With these beginning sounds picture sorts, kids can color, cut, and sort pictures based on the beginning sounds.  Simply print and do the letter K page for extra fun! 
  7. Rhyming games: Engage kids in rhyming games where they have to identify words that rhyme with given “K” words. This helps them develop phonemic awareness and expand their vocabulary.  For example, what rhymes with kit?

Before you go, here are a few posts you’ll enjoy:

Free Kindergarten Sight Words Lists

The Amazing Benefits of Nursery Rhymes

Teaching X Words for Kindergarten

Teaching V Words for Kindergarten

The Best Kindergarten “I Can” Statements

Teaching T Words for Kindergarten

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K Words for Kindergarten