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P Words for Kids

Would you like me to provide you with some P words for kids? Perfect! I’ve got plenty of practical word choices for you to pick from!

From packages and pins, to pioneers and picnics, there are plenty of positive P words to use with your preschoolers all the way up to your upper elementary aged students.

Before we proceed, let me promote the free printable P Words for Kids Learning Pack that is available at the end of this post!

What Sound does Letter P make?

Prior to our P word lists, let’s answer the question, “What sound does letter P make?”.

The Letter P makes the /p/ sound as in pie, people, and poetry. The /p/ sound is made in your mouth in the same way that the /b/ sound is made, the only difference being, /p/ sound is unvoiced (it’s just air).

P can also be combined with other consonants to create a different sound. These P consonant blends include: pl, pr, and ph. (The ‘Ph’ blend makes the /f/ sound as in: phone, photo, and graph.

The Sound of P:

  • /p/ as in: pin, person, pipe
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P Words for Preschool

The alphabet and letter sounds are what preschoolers are focusing on. So, for teaching P words to preschoolers, choose easy and identifiable words like pig, pencil, and play,

*Note: For letter recognition, prewriting, and letter sounds, check out the printable Preschool Daily Skill Builder for daily skill-building in six different subject areas!

Enjoy this P word list for preschoolers:

P Words for Preschool:

  • Pig – The pink pig lives in the red barn
  • Pop – I am going to pop my balloon.
  • Paper – I can use scissors to cut the paper.
  • Pencil – The pencil has been sharpened.
  • Play – I like to play with blocks.
  • Pray – We pray before every meal.
  • Pond – We like to go fishing in the pond
  • Pig – The pink pig lives in the red barn
  • Pop – I am going to pop my balloon.
  • Paper – I can use scissors to cut the paper.
  • Pencil – The pencil has been sharpened.
  • Play – I like to play with blocks.
  • Pray – We pray before every meal.
  • Pond – We like to go fishing in the pond
  • Pajamas – I will put my pajamas on before bed.
  • Puppy – Our puppy has soft black fur.
  • Picnic – We are going on a picnic with our cousins.

Kindergarten P Words

Looking for some good P words for kindergarteners? Don’t overthink it, there are lots of great choices! Here are some easy words that begin with P for kindergarten:

*Note: Need practice with letters and their sounds? Try the printable Kindergarten Daily Skill Builder for daily skill-building in six different areas which include reading and handwriting.

Words that begin with P for Kindergarten:

  • Pan – She will fry the bacon in the pan.
  • Pie – I love vanilla ice cream on top of my apple pie.
  • Plan – We have a plan to build a new treehouse.
  • Point – Please do not point your finger at people.
  • Please – Please follow me.
  • Pillow – My pillow is white and fluffy.
  • Poke – I will be carful not to poke my finger with the pin.
  • Pear – My mom made a pear pie.
  • Panda – The panda ate two tons of bamboo.
  • Peach – I ate a juicy peach for breakfast.
  • Person – She is a very kind person.
  • Picnic – We are going on a picnic down by the lake today.
  • Peach – After school, I ate a juicy, yellow, peach for snack.
  • Plate – My plate is full of hot food.
  • Pour – Would you pour me a glass of cold water?
  • Pancakes – I like to pour syrup all over my pancakes.
  • Package – There was a package in our mailbox.
  • Postcard – I sent a postcard to my grandmother while we were on vacation.

Words that End with P for Kindergarten:

  • Up – The elevator went up to the third floor.
  • Cap – He wore a black cap on his head every day.
  • Lamp – The lamp gave off a warm light.
  • Sheep – The sheep in the meadow were happily grazing.
  • Snap – Do you know how to snap your fingers?
  • Step – Be careful not to step in the mud puddle.
  • Wasp – A wasp landed on the window sill.
  • Drop – My mom will drop me off at your house after dinner.
  • Jump – I love to jump on the trampoline.
  • Stop – A stop sign has eight sides and is red.
  • Top – We climbed to the top of the hill.
  • Cup – My cup is full of steaming hot cocoa.
  • Hop – I can hop on one foot.

P Words for Early Readers

Simple, short three-letter words are perfect for beginning readers. They can sound each letter out while building their confidence in reading.

Here are some CVC P words you can use with your kids:

Three letter P Words for Kids

  • Pad
  • Pan
  • Pep
  • Pod
  • Peg
  • Pen
  • Pox
  • Pup
  • Pet
  • Pin
  • Pat
  • Pun
  • Pop
  • Pig
  • Pit
  • Pot
  • Pug
  • Pat

Four letter P Words for Kids

And now, we are moving on up from three letter P words to four letter P words! Check out these four letter words that begin with P.

  • Peak
  • Pony
  • Poke
  • Pond
  • Poem
  • Peas
  • Pity
  • Pine
  • Pray
  • Play
  • Pile
  • Palm
  • Path
  • Pear
  • Peer
  • Port
  • Pair
  • Pale
  • Pant
  • Pour
  • Pest
  • Plan
  • Pair
  • Prey
  • Park
  • Pass
  • Part
  • Pack
  • Page

P Words for Elementary Students

Ready to take the plunge and polish up those prize P words for elementary students? Procrastinate no longer. Here is a plate full of pointed words that begin with P.

  • Peace – We wish you peace, love, and joy in the new year.
  • Pizza – He ordered pepperoni pizza for dinner.
  • Purse – She keeps her wallet in her purse.
  • Place – This would be a nice place to vacation.
  • Point – What is your point?
  • Phone – His phone rang during the meeting.
  • Party – Do you want to come to my birthday party?
  • Pound – I bought one pound of flour.
  • Panic – Do not panic, everything will be ok.
  • Pinch – The recipe calls for a pinch of salt.
  • Pasta – We are having pasta for dinner.
  • Polar – Name three animals that live in the polar regions.
  • Pilot – The pilot landed the plane with precision and accuracy.
  • Prize – She won first prize in the contest.
  • Plate – Mom made a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Plane – We will board the plane in a few minutes.
  • Penny – My brother found a penny in the parking lot.
  • Piano – I’ve played piano since I was four years old.
  • Powder – Baby powder smells good.
  • Polish – Will you help me polish the silverware?
  • Pretty – Her hair looks pretty in a bun.
  • People – A group of people followed the celebrity to their limo.
  • Public – We like to get books from our public library.
  • Person – Every person is important.
  • Parent – We need a parent’s signature before you can go on the trip.
  • Plenty – We have plenty of tomatoes left.
  • Prince – The prince will make his announcement soon.
  • Pencil – I need to sharpen my pencil.
  • Postal – He worked at the postal service.
  • Purple – Her dress of purple and yellow.
  • Pillow – My pillow is soft.
  • Plunge – The jumped off the bridge and plunged into the water.
  • Preach – John is going to preach this Sunday at church.
  • Pepper – She added salt and pepper to the sauce.
  • Priest – The priest was dressed in white.
  • Potato – I hope we have a good potato harvest.
  • Poison – That bottle is full of poison.
  • Pirate – The pirate sailed across the sea in hopes to find the treasure.
  • Palace – The princess lived in a beautiful palace by the sea.
  • Poetry – I enjoy reading poetry.
  • Provide – God will provide all that we need.
  • Protein – Eggs are a good source of protein.
  • Perfect – You don’t need to be perfect.
  • Prevent – You can prevent forest fires by observing the burn bans in your area.
  • Promote – She worked to promote her business.

Nouns That Start with Letter P

A noun is a person, place, or thing. And there are tons of nouns that start with the letter P. From penguins and pineapple to Paris and plants, there are so many practical places and things that begin with P. Let’s start with Animals that start with P:

Animals that start with the letter P:

  • Paddlefish
  • Parrot
  • Penguin
  • Pig
  • Panther
  • Pitbull
  • Platypus
  • Pike
  • Poodle
  • Puma
  • Python
  • Piranha
  • Pomeranian
  • Porcupine
  • Pony
  • Porpoise
  • Possum
  • Prairie Dog
  • Puffin
  • Puffer Fish

Foods that start with the letter P:

  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Pistachios
  • Pizza
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Parsnip
  • Parsley
  • Pretzels
  • Pepperoni
  • Parmesan
  • Potatoes
  • Pie
  • Peas
  • Pancakes
  • Pickles
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Peanuts
  • Popcorn
  • Pasta
  • Pork

Places that start with the letter P:

  • Paris
  • Portugal
  • Perth
  • Pretoria
  • Pheonix
  • Portland
  • Philadelphia
  • Prague
  • Plano
  • Petersburg
  • Peru
  • Phillippines
  • Pittsburgh
  • Porto Rico
  • Princeton
  • Peoria

Objects that start with the letter P:

  • Pail
  • Package
  • Paint
  • Pajamas
  • Paintbrush
  • Pan
  • Palm
  • Paper
  • Parachute
  • Parka
  • Parrot
  • Pasta
  • Peacock
  • Pedestal
  • Pelican
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Penguin
  • Pepper
  • Pet
  • Petunia
  • Photo
  • Piccolo
  • Pillow
  • Pin
  • Pinecone
  • Plane
  • Plate
  • Pliers
  • Poster
  • Postcard
  • Puppy
  • Puzzle
  • Projector
  • Pumpkin
  • Pot
  • Poncho
  • Pocket
  • Plant
  • Picture

Advanced P Words for Kids

Do you have a child prodigy who enjoy big words? I’ve picked a plethora of practical P words for these pupils to enjoy. Here are some challenging advanced P words for kids.

  • Proxy – Kim’s proxy has been authorized to answer her emails while she away.
  • Piazza – His music rang throughout the piazza.
  • Persnickety – Ned was pernickety when it came to how he ate his sandwiches.
  • Phantom – That was a phantom of my imagination.
  • Prodigy – Mozart was a child prodigy.
  • Procrastinate – I wish I didn’t procrastinate so much.
  • Pandemic – We stayed indoors as much as possible during the pandemic.
  • Protagonist – I was drawn to the protagonist of the story.
  • Potpourri – My mom makes a stovetop potpourri in the fall that smells like apples and cinnamon.
  • Phenomenon – We experienced a natural phenomenon when we watched the butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.

Vocabulary Building Activities that Help to Teach P Words

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  • Spell P Words Using Letter Tiles: A fun way to teach P words is to do a variety of sensory spelling activities. These can include writing words with chalk on a sidewalk or tracing your words with your finger into a dish of sugar. One of our favorite (and less messy) sensory spelling activities is using letter tiles. Give your kids a pile of letters then read a word out loud for them to spell.
  • Read Picture Books for Letter P – A perfect way to learn new p words is by reading picture books that feature P words. You can easily find a letter p book list, or you can look around your home and come up with a few P-word books of your own. Two P word books that our kids enjoy are The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Millems and If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.
  • Use Free P Words for Kids Printables – To teach the letter p and to build a P-word vocabulary, download the free P Words for Kids learning resources that is available at the end of this post. You can also go online and find free P coloring sheets, P word worksheets, and other printable activities.
  • Make Some P Word Crafts – From painting with peppers to making paper plate pigs, you can come up with all sorts of letter P crafts for kids. This type of activity is great for preschoolers and kindergartners who are still working on letter recognition and early reading.

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