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

Looking for a list of easy words that start with K? You’ve landed on the right page!

I’ve put together a list of words beginning with K that are easy (and some medium difficulty) for kids to learn, sound, and spell.

You’ll find a good range of words; from great starter words like ‘key’ and ‘kite’ to more difficult words like ‘knife’, ‘karma’, and more.

Easy Words That Start With K

Key – a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, which is inserted into a lock and turned to open or close it.

Keyboard – a panel of keys that operate a computer or typewriter.

Kick – strike or propel forcibly with the foot.

Kill – cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).

Kind – a group of people or things having similar characteristics.

King – the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.

Kitchen – a room or area where food is prepared and cooked.

Kite – a toy consisting of a light frame with thin material stretched over it, flown in the wind at the end of a long string.

Kitten – a young cat.

Knee – the joint between the thigh and the lower leg in humans.

Knife – an instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon.

Knock – strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in through a door.

Know – be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.

Kidnapped – abduct (someone) and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.

Kimberly – a traditional English name that can be used for any gender but is most commonly feminine. The name Kimberly means “From the wood of the royal forest” or “from the royal fortress meadow”.

Klatch – an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.

Kneel – be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission.

Knowing – showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness that is secret or known to only a few people.

Kudos – praise and honor received for an achievement.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With K

Kahuna – (in Hawaii) a wise man or shaman.

Kale – a hardy cabbage of a variety which produces erect stems with large leaves and no compact head.

Karaoke – a form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which people take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone over pre-recorded backing tracks.

Karma – (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.

Keel – the lengthwise timber or steel structure along the base of a ship, supporting the framework of the whole, in some vessels extended downwards as a ridge to increase stability.

Keeper – a person who manages or looks after something or someone.

Keg – a small barrel, especially one of less than 10 gallons or (in the US) 30 gallons.

Kelp – a large brown seaweed that typically has a long, tough stalk with a broad frond divided into strips.

Kerplunk – To fall with a sound like that of a heavy object falling into water. A kerplunking sound or movement.

Ketchup – a smooth sauce made chiefly from tomatoes and vinegar, used as a relish.

Kettle – a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, spout, and handle.

Keyring – a metal ring, typically with a tab or decorative object attached, on to which keys may be threaded in order to keep them together.

Keystroke – a single depression of a key on a keyboard, especially as a measure of work.

Kibble – ground meal shaped into pellets, especially for pet food.

Kickstart – start (a motorcycle engine) with a downward thrust of a pedal.

Kidney – each of a pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, that excrete urine.

Killjoy – a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others.

Kiln – a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, especially one for calcining lime or firing pottery.

Kindergarten – (in North America) a class or school that prepares children, usually five- or six-year-olds, for the first year of formal education.

Kindle – set (something) on fire.

Kingpin – a main or large bolt in a central position.

Kiosk – a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc. are sold.

Kissing – touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.

Knackered – tire (someone) out.

Knit – make (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needles or on a machine.

Knitting – the craft or action of knitting.

Knob – a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something.

Knockoff – a copy or imitation, especially of an expensive product.

Knockout – an act of knocking someone out, especially in boxing.

Knot – a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, or something similar on itself and tightening it.

Knotted – fastened with or having a knot or knots.

Knowledge – facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

Knuckle – a part of a finger at a joint where the bone is near the surface, especially where the finger joins the hand.

Krill – a small shrimplike planktonic crustacean of the open seas. It is eaten by a number of larger animals, notably the baleen whales.

If there are any easy words beginning with K 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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