40 Preschool Words That Start with ‘I’

Little minds are like sponges, eagerly soaking up new concepts and words!

The letter ‘I’ is an exciting starting point, boasting a myriad of words that are ideal for preschool learning.

This list of preschool words starting with ‘I’ is just the beginning of your child’s literacy journey, encouraging them to get interactive with their ‘I’ words!

  1. Ice: Something very cold and usually hard that forms when water freezes.
  2. Ink: A colored liquid used for writing, drawing, printing, or duplicating.
  3. Ivy: A plant that has long stems and that often grows on the outsides of buildings.
  4. Igloo: A house made from blocks of snow.
  5. Insect: Small animals like butterflies, bees, and spiders.
  6. Iris: The colored part of your eye, or a type of flower.
  7. Iron: A heavy type of metal that is very common, occurs naturally in blood, and is used to make steel.
  8. Inch: A unit of measurement for length.
  9. Idea: A thought, plan, or suggestion about what to do.
  10. Ill: Not feeling well or healthy.
  11. Island: A piece of land completely surrounded by water.
  12. Ice cream: A sweet, frozen dessert.
  13. Igloo: A house made of blocks of snow or ice.
  14. In: The opposite of out.
  15. It: Used to refer to a thing previously mentioned or easily identified.
  16. I: Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself.
  17. Icky: Unpleasant (especially to look at).
  18. Idol: Someone who is admired and respected very much.
  19. Ink: The black or colored liquid used for writing or printing.
  20. Intro: Short for introduction.
  21. Imp: A small, mischievous devil or sprite.
  22. Imam: The person who leads prayers in a mosque.
  23. Icon: A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol.
  24. Ibis: A large wading bird with a long down-curved bill.
  25. Isle: An island or peninsula, especially a small one.
  26. Idle: Not active or in use.
  27. Iota: A very small amount.
  28. Item: An individual thing, especially one that is part of a list or collection.
  29. Ingot: A block of steel, gold, silver, or other metal.
  30. Ivory: A hard, white substance from the tusks of elephants.
  31. Imply: Strongly suggest the truth or existence of something not expressed.
  32. Inane: Silly; stupid.
  33. Inlet: A small arm of the sea, a lake, or a river.
  34. Inept: Having or showing no skill.
  35. Infant: A very young child or baby.
  36. Idiom: A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
  37. Irony: The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.
  38. Irate: Feeling or characterized by great anger.
  39. Ivy: An evergreen climbing plant.
  40. Icicle: A long pointed stick of ice that is formed when drops of water freeze.

And there you have it! An array of interesting, inspiring, and important ‘I’ words perfect for preschoolers.

Here’s hoping this list invokes an immense interest in your little one, encouraging them to indulge in more words and improve their vocabulary.

After all, a little imagination can have an impressive impact!

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