List of Easy Words That Start With G (Great for Kids and Preschoolers)

Need some easy words that start with G? You’re on the right page!

I’ve put together a list of words that are easy to spell and sound – as well as some more difficult words – and they all begin with the letter G.

From ‘game’ to ‘giraffe’, the letter G is responsible for some ‘G’reat words!

Easy Words That Start With G

Game – an activity that one engages in for amusement or fun.

Gate – a hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.

Ghost – an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.

Giraffe – a large African mammal with a very long neck and forelegs, having a coat patterned with brown patches separated by lighter lines. It is the tallest living animal.

Girl – a female child.

Glove – a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb.

Glow – give out steady light without flame.

Glue – an adhesive substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

Go – move from one place to another; travel.

Goal – (in soccer, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and typically with a net between, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.

Goat – a hardy domesticated ruminant mammal that has backward-curving horns and (in the male) a beard. It is kept for its milk and meat, and noted for its lively behavior.

Gold – a yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, used especially in jewelry and decoration and to guarantee the value of currencies.

Grape – a berry (typically green, purple, or black) growing in clusters on a grapevine, eaten as fruit and used in making wine.

Grass – vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long, narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture, and as a fodder crop.

Green – of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds.

Grow – (of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically.

Guitar – a stringed musical instrument, with a fretted fingerboard, typically incurved sides, and six or twelve strings, played by plucking or strumming with the fingers or a plectrum.

Gum – a viscous secretion of some trees and shrubs that hardens on drying but is soluble in water, and from which adhesives and other products are made.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With G

Gadget – a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one.

Glamor – an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing.

Gang – an organized group of criminals.

Garden – a piece of ground adjoining a house, in which grass, flowers, and shrubs may be grown.

Gasp – catch one’s breath with an open mouth, owing to pain or astonishment.

Gather – come together; assemble or accumulate.

Gauge – an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.

Gaze – look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought.

Geeky – unfashionable and socially inept.

Gentile – (of a person) not belonging to one’s own religious community.

Geography – the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities.

German – a native or inhabitant of Germany, or a person of German descent.

Getting – come to have (something); receive.

Giant – an imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size.

Gifted – having exceptional talent or natural ability.

Gigantic – of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.

Ginger – a hot, fragrant spice made from the rhizome of a plant, which may be chopped or powdered for cooking, preserved in syrup, or candied.

Glass – a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles.

Gleam – shine brightly, especially with reflected light.

Glide – move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion.

Glitzy – attractive in a showy and often superficial way.

Glob – a lump of a semi-liquid substance.

Globe – the earth.

Gloomy – dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening.

Glorious – having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration.

Glory – high renown or honor won by notable achievements.

Goldfish – a small reddish-golden Eurasian carp, popular in ponds and aquaria. A long history of breeding in China and Japan has resulted in many varieties of form and color.

Goodnight – expressing good wishes on parting at night or before going to bed.

Goodwill – friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude.

Gopher – a burrowing rodent with fur-lined pouches on the outside of the cheeks, found in North and Central America.

Gorilla – a powerfully built great ape with a large head and short neck, found in the forests of central Africa. It is the largest living primate.

Grace – smoothness and elegance of movement.

Gradual – taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees.

Grasp – seize and hold firmly.

Gravity – the force that attracts a body towards the center of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.

Great – of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average.

Greedy – having an excessive desire or appetite for food.

Grim – very serious or gloomy.

Grizzly – an animal of a large race of the brown bear native to North America.

Grocery – a grocer’s shop or business.

Group – a number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together.

Guard – watch over in order to protect or control.

Guilt – the fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime.

Gust – a sudden strong rush of wind.

Gutsy – having or showing courage, determination, and spirit.

Gymnastics – exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on bars, beam, floor, and vaulting horse.

If there are any easy words beginning with G that you would like to see added to this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them.

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