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

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

P is a great letter for easy words. From short, common words like ‘pen’ and ‘pig’, to more challenging words like ‘pillow’ and ‘platform’ – there are plenty of fun words.

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

Easy Words That Start With P

Pack – a small cardboard or paper container and the items contained within it.

Pen – an instrument for writing or drawing with ink, typically consisting of a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip, fitted into a metal or plastic holder.

Pencil – an instrument for writing or drawing, consisting of a thin stick of graphite or a similar substance enclosed in a long thin piece of wood or fixed in a cylindrical case.

Piano – a large keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings, which are struck by hammers when the keys are depressed. The strings’ vibration is stopped by dampers when the keys are released and can be regulated for length and volume by two or three pedals.

Pick – detach and remove (a flower, fruit, or vegetable) from where it is growing.

Pig – an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout for rooting in the soil, kept for its meat.

Pin – a thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc.

Pizza – a dish of Italian origin, consisting of a flat round base of dough baked with a topping of tomatoes and cheese, typically with added meat, fish, or vegetables.

Plow – a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn over soil to turn it over, and cut furrows in preparation for the planting of seeds.

Point – the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object.

Pop – make a light explosive sound.

Pot – a rounded or cylindrical container, typically of metal, used for cooking.

Pup – a young dog.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With P

Page – one or both sides of a sheet of paper in a book, magazine, newspaper, or other collection of bound sheets.

Pail – a bucket.

Paint – a colored substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating.

Palace – a large and impressive building forming the official residence of a ruler, pope, archbishop, etc.

Paper – material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material.

Pare – trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges.

Part – an amount or section which, when combined with others, makes up the whole of something.

Patent – a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

Path – a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading.

Peanut – the oval seed of a tropical South American plant, often roasted and salted and eaten as a snack or used to make oil or animal feed.

Pear – a yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit that is typically narrow at the stalk and wider towards the base, with sweet, slightly gritty flesh.

Peek – look quickly or furtively.

Perform – carry out, accomplish, or fulfill (an action, task, or function).

Pest – a destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc.

Pine – an evergreen coniferous tree which has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves. Many kinds are grown for the soft timber, which is widely used for furniture and pulp, or for tar and turpentine.

Plan – a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.

Plastic – a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.

Platform – a raised level surface on which people or things can stand.

Play – engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

Plenty – a large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.

Poke – jab or prod (someone or something) with one’s finger or a sharp object.

Policy – a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual.

Pollute – contaminate (water, the air, etc.) with harmful or poisonous substances.

Popular – liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group.

Population – all the inhabitants of a particular place.

Pose – present or constitute (a problem or danger).

Position – a place where someone or something is located or has been put.

Positive – expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or permission.

Possess – have as belonging to one; own.

Poster – a large printed picture, notice, or advertisement displayed in a public place.

Potato – a starchy plant tuber which is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable.

Potential – having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.

Pottery – pots, dishes, and other articles made of fired clay. Pottery can be broadly divided into earthenware, porcelain, and stoneware.

Powder – fine, dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance.

Powerful – having great power or strength.

Practice – the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it.

If there are any easy words beginning with P 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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