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

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I’ve put together a list of words beginning with S 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 ‘sad’ and ‘star’, to more difficult words like ‘salvage’, and more.

Easy Words That Start With S

Sad – feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy.

So – to such a great extent.

Soap – a substance used with water for washing and cleaning, made of a compound of natural oils or fats with sodium hydroxide or another strong alkali, and typically having perfume and coloring added.

Son – a boy or man in relation to either or both of his parents.

Star – a fixed luminous point in the night sky which is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.

Sun – the star round which the earth orbits.

Swan – a large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With S

Saint – a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death.

Salvage – rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.

Sandwich – an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.

Sarcastic – marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.

Shadow – a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

Sheep – a domesticated ruminant mammal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

Shopping – the action or activity of buying goods from shops.

Short – measuring a small distance from end to end.

Should – used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone’s actions.

Sincere – free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.

Skirt – a garment fastened around the waist and hanging down around the legs, worn by women and girls.

Smoke – a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance.

Smooth – having an even and regular surface; free from perceptible projections, lumps, or indentations.

Sneak – move or go in a furtive or stealthy way.

Sneeze – make a sudden involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth due to irritation of one’s nostrils.

Soccer – a form of football played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball which may not be handled during play except by the goalkeepers.

Solace – comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.

Solution – a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation.

Soothing – having a gently calming effect.

Southern – situated in the south or directed towards or facing the south.

Spaceship – a spacecraft, especially one controlled by a crew.

Specific – clearly defined or identified.

Speech – the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds.

Spice – an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.

Spike – a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material.

Spirit – the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.

Spoil – diminish or destroy the value or quality of.

Sponsor – a person or organization that pays for or contributes to the costs involved in staging a sporting or artistic event in return for advertising.

Sports – an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Squash – crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape.

Squeeze – firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one’s fingers.

Stabilize – make or become unlikely to give way or overturn.

Stadium – an athletic or sports ground with tiers of seats for spectators.

Stamina – the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.

Stamp – bring down (one’s foot) heavily on the ground or on something on the ground.

Standby – readiness for duty or immediate deployment.

Startle – cause to feel sudden shock or alarm.

Startup – the action or process of setting something in motion.

Statue – a carved or cast figure of a person or animal, especially one that is life-size or larger.

Stealth – cautious and surreptitious action or movement.

Steam – the vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air.

Steel – a hard, strong grey or bluish-grey alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used as a structural and fabricating material.

If there are any easy words beginning with S 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:

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