Trying to find some T words for kids? Terrific! Today, I’m going to take the time to give you a tremendous truckload of T words you can use with your toddlers all the way up through elementary.
The great thing is, T words come a dime a dozen. So, let’s go through some of these T word options and see what we have to work with.
Also, at the end of this post, there is a free T Words for Kids Learning Pack that you can print off and work through with your students.
The Sounds of T
T is an unvoiced consonant. That means it’s created by a puff of air rather than a vibration (or voice) from the throat. As a side note, the sound of D, is the created the same way as T, but it is voiced.
The Sound of T:
- /t/ as in: top, time, two
NOTE: Since this post is for kids, I’m not going to get into the pronunciation rules for letter T OR the variations or exceptions to the basic hard /t/ sound.
There are also consonant combinations for letter T. Some of these T consonant combinations include: st, ft, tr, tw, and th.
T Words for Preschool
For preschoolers, work on recognizing, identifying, and forming letter T. Some great ways to do to this is through prewriting activities, reading together, and playing letter recognition games.
*For prewriting, and alphabet activities (and more) check out the Preschool Daily Skill Builder .
T words for Preschool:
- Ten – I have ten fingers and ten toes.
- Tell – Will you tell me a story?
- Tiger – The tiger is orange and black.
- Tent – We slept in a tent.
- Top – I can touch the top of my head.
- Tree – I can climb a tree.
T Words for Kindergarten
Here are some T word ideas and sentences that you could use with your kindergarten students. (Note: you can also look through the fry sight word list to find sight words that begin with t for this age group.)
Words that begin with T for Kindergarten:
- Two – She has two dogs.
- Today – Today is my first day of school.
- Taco – I ate a taco.
- Tuesday – Today is Tuesday.
- Train – I will take the train.
- Trip – We are going on a trip.
- Turtle – The turtle has a hard shell.
Words that end with T for Kindergarten:
- Not – I do not like broccoli.
- Hot – The oven is hot.
- Goat – They have a pig and a goat.
- Gift – I am going to wrap this gift.
- Eight – Eight more days until by Birthday
- Cat – My cat is black and gray.
Three Letter T Words for Beginning Readers
For your little ones who are just beginning to read, here are some simple, three letter, CVC words that use the letter T. (CVC words are great for early readers because they can easily sound out each letter as they go.)
Easy Three-Letter T Words:
T Words for Elementary Students
There is really no limit to the T words you can teach elementary students! Just have fun. Here are some t words for elementary along with some sentences for reference.
- Tomorrow – Tomorrow is Saturday.
- Talk – I like to talk on the phone.
- Taste – That candy left a sour taste in my mouth.
- Turkey – We will be having turkey and dressing for dinner.
- Teacher – The teacher folded her hands and waited patiently.
- Toddler – My little sister is a toddler.
- Tractor – We use a tractor on our farm.
- Terrific – She is a terrific seamstress.
- Twelve – I needed twelve stitches after my bike accident.
- Ticket – I have two tickets to the country music concert.
Challenging T Words for Kids
For your students who like to learn big words and would enjoy a good spelling challenge, here are some advanced words that begin with then letter T.
- Treacherous – The treacherous hike through the forest left us completely exhausted.
- Theological – He went to college for a theological degree.
- Trapezoid – I cut the paper into trapezoid shape.
- Talented – Joel is a talented writer.
- Tranquil – The moment was tranquil.
- Thoughtful – Her gesture was thoughtful and kind.
- Terrific – He got a prize for his terrific performance.
- Tender – The chicken was tender and juicy.
- Thrilling – The movie was so thrilling that I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screen.
- Twinkling – Her eyes were twinkling with excitement.
- Tremendous – She was dealing with a tremendous amount of stress.
Things That Start with T
Sometimes having familiar animals or objects can be really helpful in teaching words that begin with a certain letter. Here are some examples of animals, food, and objects that begin with the letter T.
Animals that start with T:
- Tree Frog
- Tawny Owl
- Turtle Dove
Food that start with T:
Objects that start with T:
- Teddy Bear
- Tennis ball
The Ultimate List of T Words for Kids
- To – I am going to the store.
- Two – The cat had two kittens.
- Too – I ate too much.
- Tag – The price tag was hidden.
- The – The lion and the mouse were friends.
- Ten – There are ten apples on the tree.
- Try – I will try my best.
- Tell – My mom will tell me a story before I go to sleep.
- Tux – His tux was black.
- Tap – Please tap the bell when you are finished.
- Tub – She put the dirty clothes in the wash tub.
- Tom – Tom is a good friend.
- Tip – The tip of my pencil broke.
- Them – The clothes were on the table, and I needed her to put them away.
- They – They are a nice family.
- Time – Do you have time to talk?
- Test – I have a math test first thing in the morning.
- Tent – We always stay in a tent when we go camping.
- Talk – I like to talk to my mom.
- Tank – The fish tank needs to be cleaned out.
- Tail – The dogs tail was long and shaggy.
- That – Will you hand me that plate?
- Tree – The apple tree in our front yard is getting taller each year.
- Team – The team worked well together.
- Tide – The tide is going out.
- Taco – I had a taco for lunch.
- Trip – Our trip to California was memorable.
- Toys – Mom told the boys to pick up their toys.
- Trap – My dad put a mouse trap behind the fridge in hopes of catching the little creature.
- Take – I am going to take a trip to Oregon next month.
- Then – Eat your dinner, then you may have a slice of pie.
- This – This has been a wonderful day.
- Town – We live in a small yet quaint town.
- Tasty – The juicy hamburger was very tasty.
- Table – My mother asked me to set the table.
- Tooth – Our baby’s first tooth just popped in.
- Teeth – My dentist tells me I need to brush my teeth.
- Those – Those are my clothes hanging on the line.
- Tired – I am tired from our long journey.
- There – There are four peaches in the dish.
- Train – The train will leave the station at ten o’clock.
- Tractor – The farmer put a snow plow attachment on the front of his tractor.
- Three – There are three kids in our family.
- Their – Their dog is friendly.
- Thing – A noun is a person, place, or thing.
- These – These are my work boots.
- Throw – She threw the ball across the field.
- Twelve – A dozen means twelve.
- Ticket – Have you bought your ticket for tomorrow’s game?
- Twenty – The dress costs twenty dollars.
- Truth – The truth is, I am always late.
- Tiger – The tiger rested on the large rock.
- Thread – She thread her needle with yarn.
- Tough – The beef jerky was dry and tough.
- Tickle – I have a tickle in my throat.
- Thumb – He used his thumb to control the remote.
- Thanks – Give thanks when you pray.
- Teacher – My teacher’s name is Mrs. Smith.
- Toddler – The toddler reached for her water cup.
- Teepee – We built a teepee out of branches and sheets.
- Treasure – The pirates found the lost treasure.
- Tailor – I’ve asked the seamstress to tailor my jacket.
- Tomato – We have a tomato garden in our backyard.
- Thunder – The thunder was loud.
- Tomorrow – Tomorrow is my birthday.
- Traffic – We sat in traffic for three hours.
- Tangled – After riding with the windows down, her hair was a tangled mess.
- Trampoline – He jumped high on the trampoline.
- Trailblazer – Daniel Boone was a trailblazer.
- Treacherous – The hike through the jungle was treacherous.
- Theological – The pastors had a theological debate.
- Tarantula – I know a boy who has a tarantula spider for a pet.
- Trapezoid – A trapezoid is a four-sized shape.
- Talented – My little sister is a talented singer.
- Tranquil – The garden was quiet and tranquil.
- Thoughtful – Her gift was thoughtful and kind.
- Terrific – She got an award for her terrific performance.
- Tender – The mother was tender and loving towards her baby.
- Thrilling – The novel was so thrilling that I couldn’t put it down.
- Twinkling – The twinkling stars lit up the night sky.
- Tremendous – A tremendous amount of mosquitos are out tonight.
- Turtle – The turtle slowed meandered across the street.
- Triumphant – He woke the town with the triumphant blow of his trumpet.
Activities for Learning T Words for Kids
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- Printable T Words for Kids Learning Pack – Learn more about the Free Printable T Words for Kids Learning Pack that is available at the end of this post. This resource is perfect for T letter recognition, letter formation, vocabulary, handwriting, and a full list of T words for kids.
- Spelling Practice with Letter Tiles – Use some Scrabble letter tiles you have on hand or some colorful fridge magnet letters and have fun spelling some of you new T words for kids! (This is one of our favorite sensory spelling activities that is always well received.)
- Picture Books for Letter T– If you really want kids to learn their letters, make sure that you are reading to them everyday! For the letter T or words that begin with T, find some Letter T books and get started! (One of our favorite books that highlight the letter T for preschool is The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle.)
- Write a Poem Using T Words – A fun way for kids to use their T word vocabulary would be for them to write a poem. See how many T words they can fit into a couplet OR choose one of their favorite T words and come up with an acrostic poem.
- Search for Objects That Begin with T – Place whole bunch of objects on the floor or in a kiddie pool and have your kids find all the items that begin with the letter T.
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