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

In need of easy words that start with I? I’ve put together a list of easy – and some medium difficulty – words that are easy for kids to get started with.

I is a great letter for easy words. From short, common words like ‘ice’ and ‘Inch’, to more challenging words like ‘impact’ and ‘immune’ – there are plenty of fun words.

I hope you find what you’re looking for from the list below!

Easy Words That Start With I

Ice – frozen water, a brittle transparent crystalline solid.

Ice Cream – a soft, sweet frozen food made with milk and cream and typically flavored with vanilla, fruit, or other ingredients.

Idea – a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.

Ideal – satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable.

If – (introducing a conditional clause) on the condition or supposition that; in the event that.

Igloo – a type of dome-shaped shelter built from blocks of solid snow, traditionally used by Inuits.

Ignore – refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.

Ill – suffering from an illness or disease or feeling unwell.

Image – a representation of the external form of a person or thing in art.

Imagine – form a mental image or concept of.

Imitate – take or follow as a model.

Impact – the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.

Inch – a unit of linear measure equal to one-twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm).

Indulge – allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

Inject – administer a drug or medicine by syringe to (a person or animal).

Issue – an important topic or problem for debate or discussion.

Itself – used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a thing or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With I

Identity – the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.

Illegal – contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.

Immerse – dip or submerge in a liquid.

Immune – resistant to a particular infection or toxin owing to the presence of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells.

Imperial – relating to an empire.

Implode – collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards.

Important – of great significance or value.

Inception – the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

Include – comprise or contain as part of a whole.

Income – money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.

Increase – become or make greater in size, amount, or degree.

Indeed – used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested.

Index – (in a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned.

Infant – a very young child or baby.

Infect – affect (a person, organism, etc.) with a disease-causing organism.

Inflate – fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended.

Inform – give (someone) facts or information; tell.

Information – facts provided or learned about something or someone.

Inherit – receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder.

Inhibit – hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process).

Initiate – cause (a process or action) to begin.

Injury – an instance of being injured.

Inquiry – an act of asking for information.

Insight – the capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something.

Inspector – an official employed to ensure that official regulations are obeyed, especially in public services.

Inspiring – having the effect of inspiring someone.

Instantly – at once; immediately.

Instead – as an alternative or substitute.

Instinct – an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli.

Instrument – a tool or implement, especially one for precision work.

Insult – speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse.

Intact – not damaged or impaired in any way; complete.

Intelligent – having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.

Intensive – concentrated on a single subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.

Internal – of or situated on the inside.

Interrupt – stop the continuous progress of (an activity or process).

Interview – a meeting of people face to face, especially for consultation.

Intimate – closely acquainted; familiar.

Invasion – an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.

Invent – create or design (something that has not existed before); be the originator of.

Invest – put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit.

Involve – have or include (something) as a necessary or integral part or result.

Iris – a flat, colored, ring-shaped membrane behind the cornea of the eye, with an adjustable circular opening (pupil) in the center.

Iron – a strong, hard magnetic silvery-grey metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel.

Isolation – the process or fact of isolating or being isolated.

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

If you didn’t find what you were looking for – or maybe you just want more easy words – click any of the letters below to see a list of easy words starting with that letter of the alphabet:

List of Easy and Medium Difficulty Words From Other Letters of the Alphabet:


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