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Using a list of nouns when children are beginning to read is helpful in making teaching easier. Nouns are one of the first parts of speech that children learn when they begin to read. Use the following list of nouns for each age group to help your child learn about the ideas things, people and places that surround them. Scroll down for lists by grade level and age.

Kinds of Nouns in the English Language

Nouns have different types or classes. There are proper and common nouns, noncount and count nounts, collective nouns, and concrete and abstract nouns.

Even though there are different kinds of nouns, a noun can fall into more than one class.

An example of this would be: Kathleen dated three different Davids in college. Davids in that sentence would fall into the classes of proper, count and concrete.

To further explain the kinds of nouns, you can use this guide and remember that the lists of nouns below contain all of these types :

KINDS OF NOUNS

Proper Nouns and Common Nouns

Proper nouns are nouns that represent a unique entity (like a specific person or a specific place).

Common nouns which describe an entire group of entities (examples would be the nouns village or women).

Proper nouns as a general rule are capitalized in the English language. Common nouns as a general rule are not capitalized.

Sometimes the same word can function as both a common noun and a proper noun, where one such entity is special. For example the common noun god refers to all deities, while the proper noun God specifically refers to the monotheistic God.

Countable and Uncountable or Noncount Nouns

Countable nouns are common nouns that can become a plural. They can combine with exact numbers (even one, as a singular) or indefinite numbers (like “a” or “an”).

Uncountable (or noncount) nouns are different from by the simple fact that  they can't become plural or combine with number words. Examples from English include “indigestion” and “furniture”.

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns name groups consisting of more than one individual or entity. The group is a single unit, but it has more than one member. Examples include “family”, “committee”, “corporation”,”faculty”, “army”, and “school”.

Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns

Concrete nouns refer to their ability to register on your five senses. If you can see, hear, smell, taste, or feel the item, it's a concrete noun.

Abstract nouns on the other hand refer to abstract objects such as ideas or concepts, like the nouns “politeness” or “hatefulness”.

Possessive Nouns

A possessive noun is a noun that names who or what has something. The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries, and animals.

It also refers to where someone works or plays or spends their time.

Add an apostrophe and s (‘s) to form the possessive of most singular nouns (ex. Bob's jacket, the cat's tail, Steven King's books).

Add an apostrophe (‘) to form the possessive of plural nouns that end with s (ex. retailers' stores, soldiers' weapons, Americans' banks).

Add an apostrophe and s (‘s) to form the possessive of plural nouns that do not end with s (ex. geese's nest, children's toys, women's dresses).

Common Nouns by Grade Level

Here are lists of common nouns common to the elementary grade levels.

Nouns for Kindergartners

  • ball
  • bat
  • bed
  • book
  • boy
  • bun
  • can
  • cake
  • cap
  • car
  • cat
  • cow
  • cub
  • cup
  • dad
  • day
  • dog
  • doll
  • dust
  • fan
  • feet
  • girl
  • gun
  • hall
  • hat
  • hen
  • jar
  • kite
  • man
  • map
  • men
  • mom
  • pan
  • pet
  • pie
  • pig
  • pot
  • rat
  • son
  • sun
  • toe
  • tub
  • van

Nouns for First 1st Grade

  • apple
  • arm
  • banana
  • bike
  • bird
  • book
  • chin
  • clam
  • class
  • clover
  • club
  • corn
  • crayon
  • crow
  • crown
  • crowd
  • crib
  • desk
  • dime
  • dirt
  • dress
  • fang
  • field
  • flag
  • flower
  • fog
  • game
  • heat
  • hill
  • home
  • horn
  • hose
  • joke
  • juice
  • kite
  • lake
  • maid
  • mask
  • mice
  • milk
  • mint
  • meal
  • meat
  • moon
  • mother
  • morning
  • name
  • nest
  • nose
  • pear
  • pen
  • pencil
  • plant
  • rain
  • river
  • road
  • rock
  • room
  • rose
  • seed
  • shape
  • shoe
  • shop
  • show
  • sink
  • snail
  • snake
  • snow
  • soda
  • sofa
  • star
  • step
  • stew
  • stove
  • straw
  • string
  • summer
  • swing
  • table
  • tank
  • team
  • tent
  • test
  • toes
  • tree
  • vest
  • water
  • wing
  • winter
  • woman
  • women

Nouns for Second (2nd) Grade

  • alarm
  • animal
  • aunt
  • bait
  • balloon
  • bath
  • bead
  • beam
  • bean
  • bedroom
  • boot
  • bread
  • brick
  • brother
  • camp
  • chicken
  • children
  • crook
  • deer
  • dock
  • doctor
  • downtown
  • drum
  • dust
  • eye
  • family
  • father
  • fight
  • flesh
  • food
  • frog
  • goose
  • grade
  • grandfather
  • grandmother
  • grape
  • grass
  • hook
  • horse
  • jail
  • jam
  • kiss
  • kitten
  • light
  • loaf
  • lock
  • lunch
  • lunchroom
  • meal
  • mother
  • notebook
  • owl
  • pail
  • parent
  • park
  • plot
  • rabbit
  • rake
  • robin
  • sack
  • sail
  • scale
  • sea
  • sister
  • soap
  • song
  • spark
  • space
  • spoon
  • spot
  • spy
  • summer
  • tiger
  • toad
  • town
  • trail
  • tramp
  • tray
  • trick
  • trip
  • uncle
  • vase
  • winter
  • water
  • week
  • wheel
  • wish
  • wool
  • yard
  • zebra
  • women

Nouns for Third (3rd) Grade

  • actor
  • airplane
  • airport
  • army
  • baseball
  • beef
  • birthday
  • boy
  • brush
  • bushes
  • butter
  • cast
  • cave
  • cent
  • cherries
  • cherry
  • cobweb
  • coil
  • cracker
  • dinner
  • eggnog
  • elbow
  • face
  • fireman
  • flavor
  • gate
  • glove
  • glue
  • goldfish
  • goose
  • grain
  • hair
  • haircut
  • hobbies
  • holiday
  • hot
  • jellyfish
  • ladybug
  • mailbox
  • number
  • oatmeal
  • pail
  • pancake
  • pear
  • pest
  • popcorn
  • queen
  • quicksand
  • quiet
  • quilt
  • rainstorm
  • scarecrow
  • scarf
  • stream
  • street
  • sugar
  • throne
  • toothpaste
  • twig
  • volleyball
  • wood
  • wrench

Nouns for Fourth (4th) Grade

  • advice
  • anger
  • answer
  • apple
  • arithmetic
  • badge
  • basket
  • basketball
  • battle
  • beast
  • beetle
  • beggar
  • brain
  • branch
  • bubble
  • bucket
  • cactus
  • cannon
  • cattle
  • celery
  • cellar
  • cloth
  • coach
  • coast
  • crate
  • cream
  • daughter
  • donkey
  • drug
  • earthquake
  • feast
  • fifth
  • finger
  • flock
  • frame
  • furniture
  • geese
  • ghost
  • giraffe
  • governor
  • honey
  • hope
  • hydrant
  • icicle
  • income
  • island
  • jeans
  • judge
  • lace
  • lamp
  • lettuce
  • marble
  • month
  • north
  • ocean
  • patch
  • plane
  • playground
  • poison
  • riddle
  • rifle
  • scale
  • seashore
  • sheet
  • sidewalk
  • skate
  • slave
  • sleet
  • smoke
  • stage
  • station
  • thrill
  • throat
  • throne
  • title
  • toothbrush
  • turkey
  • underwear
  • vacation
  • vegetable
  • visitor
  • voyage
  • year

Nouns for Fifth (5th) Grade

  • able
  • achieve
  • acoustics
  • action
  • activity
  • aftermath
  • afternoon
  • afterthought
  • apparel
  • appliance
  • beginner
  • believe
  • bomb
  • border
  • boundary
  • breakfast
  • cabbage
  • cable
  • calculator
  • calendar
  • caption
  • carpenter
  • cemetery
  • channel
  • circle
  • creator
  • creature
  • education
  • faucet
  • feather
  • friction
  • fruit
  • fuel
  • galley
  • guide
  • guitar
  • health
  • heart
  • idea
  • kitten
  • laborer
  • language
  • lawyer
  • linen
  • locket
  • lumber
  • magic
  • minister
  • mitten
  • money
  • mountain
  • music
  • partner
  • passenger
  • pickle
  • picture
  • plantation
  • plastic
  • pleasure
  • pocket
  • police
  • pollution
  • railway
  • recess
  • reward
  • route
  • scene
  • scent
  • squirrel
  • stranger
  • suit
  • sweater
  • temper
  • territory
  • texture
  • thread
  • treatment
  • veil
  • vein
  • volcano
  • wealth
  • weather
  • wilderness
  • wren
  • wrist
  • writer

List of Common Nouns for All Ages

Nouns That Start With A

Airplane is a noun that starts with the letter A
  • account
  • achiever
  • acoustics
  • act
  • action
  • activity
  • actor
  • addition
  • adjustment
  • advertisement
  • advice
  • aftermath
  • afternoon
  • afterthought
  • agreement
  • air
  • airplane
  • airport
  • alarm
  • amount
  • amusement
  • anger
  • angle
  • animal
  • answer
  • ant
  • ants
  • apparatus
  • apparel
  • apple
  • apples
  • appliance
  • approval
  • arch
  • argument
  • arithmetic
  • arm
  • army
  • art
  • attack
  • attempt
  • attention
  • attraction
  • aunt
  • authority

Nouns That Start With B

Bike is a noun that starts with B
  • babies
  • baby
  • back
  • badge
  • bag
  • bait
  • balance
  • ball
  • balloon
  • balls
  • banana
  • band
  • base
  • baseball
  • basin
  • basket
  • basketball
  • bat
  • bath
  • battle
  • bead
  • beam
  • bean
  • bear
  • bears
  • beast
  • bed
  • bedroom
  • beds
  • bee
  • beef
  • beetle
  • beggar
  • beginner
  • behavior
  • belief
  • believe
  • bell
  • bells
  • berry
  • bike
  • bikes
  • bird
  • birds
  • birth
  • birthday
  • bit
  • bite
  • blade
  • blood
  • blow
  • board
  • boat
  • boats
  • body
  • bomb
  • bone
  • book
  • books
  • boot
  • border
  • bottle
  • boundary
  • box
  • boy
  • boys
  • brain
  • brake
  • branch
  • brass
  • bread
  • breakfast
  • breath
  • brick
  • bridge
  • brother
  • brothers
  • brush
  • bubble
  • bucket
  • building
  • bulb
  • bun
  • burn
  • burst
  • bushes
  • business
  • butter
  • button

Nouns That Start With C

Cow is a noun that starts with the letter C
  • cabbage
  • cable
  • cactus
  • cake
  • cakes
  • calculator
  • calendar
  • camera
  • camp
  • can
  • cannon
  • canvas
  • cap
  • caption
  • car
  • card
  • care
  • carpenter
  • carriage
  • cars
  • cart
  • cast
  • cat
  • cats
  • cattle
  • cause
  • cave
  • celery
  • cellar
  • cemetery
  • cent
  • chain
  • chair
  • chairs
  • chalk
  • chance
  • change
  • channel
  • cheese
  • cherries
  • cherry
  • chess
  • chicken
  • chickens
  • children
  • chin
  • church
  • circle
  • clam
  • class
  • clock
  • clocks
  • cloth
  • cloud
  • clouds
  • clover
  • club
  • coach
  • coal
  • coast
  • coat
  • cobweb
  • coil
  • collar
  • color
  • comb
  • comfort
  • committee
  • company
  • comparison
  • competition
  • condition
  • connection
  • control
  • cook
  • copper
  • copy
  • cord
  • cork
  • corn
  • cough
  • country
  • cover
  • cow
  • cows
  • crack
  • cracker
  • crate
  • crayon
  • cream
  • creator
  • creature
  • credit
  • crib
  • crime
  • crook
  • crow
  • crowd
  • crown
  • crush
  • cry
  • cub
  • cup
  • current
  • curtain
  • curve
  • cushion

Nouns That Start With D

Deer is a noun that starts with the letter D
  • dad
  • daughter
  • day
  • death
  • debt
  • decision
  • deer
  • degree
  • design
  • desire
  • desk
  • destruction
  • detail
  • development
  • digestion
  • dime
  • dinner
  • dinosaurs
  • direction
  • dirt
  • discovery
  • discussion
  • disease
  • disgust
  • distance
  • distribution
  • division
  • dock
  • doctor
  • dog
  • dogs
  • doll
  • dolls
  • donkey
  • door
  • downtown
  • drain
  • drawer
  • dress
  • drink
  • driving
  • drop
  • drug
  • drum
  • duck
  • ducks
  • dust

Nouns That Start With E

Egg is a noun that starts with the letter E
  • ear
  • earth
  • earthquake
  • edge
  • education
  • effect
  • egg
  • eggnog
  • eggs
  • elbow
  • end
  • engine
  • error
  • event
  • example
  • exchange
  • existence
  • expansion
  • experience
  • expert
  • eye
  • eyes

Nouns That Start With F

Frog is a noun that starts with the letter F
  • face
  • fact
  • fairies
  • fall
  • family
  • fan
  • fang
  • farm
  • farmer
  • father
  • father
  • faucet
  • fear
  • feast
  • feather
  • feeling
  • feet
  • fiction
  • field
  • fifth
  • fight
  • finger
  • finger
  • fire
  • fireman
  • fish
  • flag
  • flame
  • flavor
  • flesh
  • flight
  • flock
  • floor
  • flower
  • flowers
  • fly
  • fog
  • fold
  • food
  • foot
  • force
  • fork
  • form
  • fowl
  • frame
  • friction
  • friend
  • friends
  • frog
  • frogs
  • front
  • fruit
  • fuel
  • furniture

Nouns That Start With G

Goose is a noun that starts with the letter G
  • galley
  • game
  • garden
  • gate
  • geese
  • ghost
  • giants
  • giraffe
  • girl
  • girls
  • glass
  • glove
  • glue
  • goat
  • gold
  • goldfish
  • good-bye
  • goose
  • government
  • governor
  • grade
  • grain
  • grandfather
  • grandmother
  • grape
  • grass
  • grip
  • ground
  • group
  • growth
  • guide
  • guitar
  • gun

Nouns That Start With H

Heart is a noun that starts with the letter H
  • hair
  • haircut
  • hall
  • hammer
  • hand
  • hands
  • harbor
  • harmony
  • hat
  • hate
  • head
  • health
  • hearing
  • heart
  • heat
  • help
  • hen
  • hill
  • history
  • hobbies
  • hole
  • holiday
  • home
  • honey
  • hook
  • hope
  • horn
  • horse
  • horses
  • hose
  • hospital
  • hot
  • hour
  • house
  • houses
  • humor
  • hydrant

Nouns That Start With I

Ice is a noun that starts with the letter I
  • ice
  • icicle
  • idea
  • impulse
  • income
  • increase
  • industry
  • ink
  • insect
  • instrument
  • insurance
  • interest
  • invention
  • iron
  • island

Nouns That Start With J

Jellyfish is a noun that starts with the letter J
  • jail
  • jam
  • jar
  • jeans
  • jelly
  • jellyfish
  • jewel
  • join
  • joke
  • journey
  • judge
  • juice
  • jump

Nouns That Start With K

Kitten is a noun that starts with the letter K
  • kettle
  • key
  • kick
  • kiss
  • kite
  • kitten
  • kittens
  • kitty
  • knee
  • knife
  • knot
  • knowledge

Nouns That Start With L

Lizard is a noun that starts with the letter L
  • laborer
  • lace
  • ladybug
  • lake
  • lamp
  • land
  • language
  • laugh
  • lawyer
  • lead
  • leaf
  • learning
  • leather
  • leg
  • legs
  • letter
  • letters
  • lettuce
  • level
  • library
  • lift
  • light
  • limit
  • line
  • linen
  • lip
  • liquid
  • list
  • lizards
  • loaf
  • lock
  • locket
  • look
  • loss
  • love
  • low
  • lumber
  • lunch
  • lunchroom

Nouns That Start With M

Mailbox is a noun that starts with the letter M
  • machine
  • magic
  • maid
  • mailbox
  • man
  • manager
  • map
  • marble
  • mark
  • market
  • mask
  • mass
  • match
  • meal
  • measure
  • meat
  • meeting
  • memory
  • men
  • metal
  • mice
  • middle
  • milk
  • mind
  • mine
  • minister
  • mint
  • minute
  • mist
  • mitten
  • mom
  • money
  • monkey
  • month
  • moon
  • morning
  • mother
  • motion
  • mountain
  • mouth
  • move
  • muscle
  • music

Nouns That Start With N

Nest is a noun that starts with the letter N
  • nail
  • name
  • nation
  • neck
  • need
  • needle
  • nerve
  • nest
  • net
  • news
  • night
  • noise
  • north
  • nose
  • note
  • notebook
  • number
  • nut

Nouns That Start With O

Owl is a noun that starts with the letter O
  • oatmeal
  • observation
  • ocean
  • offer
  • office
  • oil
  • operation
  • opinion
  • orange
  • oranges
  • order
  • organization
  • ornament
  • oven
  • owl
  • owner




















P

page
pail
pain
paint
pan
pancake
paper
parcel
parent
park
part
partner
party
passenger
paste
patch
payment
peace
pear
pen
pencil
person
pest
pet
pets
pickle
picture
pie
pies
pig
pigs
pin
pipe
pizzas
place
plane
planes
plant
plantation
plants
plastic
plate
play
playground
pleasure
plot
plough
pocket
point
poison
police
polish
pollution
popcorn
porter
position
pot
potato
powder
power
price
print
prison
process
produce
profit
property
prose
protest
pull
pump
punishment
purpose
push
Q

quarter
quartz
queen
question
quicksand
quiet
quill
quilt
quince
quiver
R

rabbit
rabbits
rail
railway
rain
rainstorm
rake
range
rat
rate
ray
reaction
reading
reason
receipt
recess
record
regret
relation
religion
representative
request
respect
rest
reward
rhythm
rice
riddle
rifle
ring
rings
river
road
robin
rock
rod
roll
roof
room
root
rose
route
rub
rule
run
S

sack
sail
salt
sand
scale
scarecrow
scarf
scene
scent
school
science
scissors
screw
sea
seashore
seat
secretary
seed
selection
self
sense
servant
shade
shake
shame
shape
sheep
sheet
shelf
ship
shirt
shock
shoe
shoes
shop
show
side
sidewalk
sign
silk
silver
sink
sister
sisters
size
skate
skin
skirt
sky
slave
sleep
sleet
slip
slope
smash
smell
smile
smoke
snail
snails
snake
snakes
sneeze
snow
soap
society
sock
soda
sofa
son
song
songs
sort
sound
soup
space
spade
spark
spiders
sponge
spoon
spot
spring
spy
square
squirrel
stage
stamp
star
start
statement
station
steam
steel
stem
step
stew
stick
sticks
stitch
stocking
stomach
stone
stop
store
story
stove
stranger
straw
stream
street
stretch
string
structure
substance
sugar
suggestion
suit
summer
sun
support
surprise
sweater
swim
swing
system
T

table
tail
talk
tank
taste
tax
teaching
team
teeth
temper
tendency
tent
territory
test
texture
theory
thing
things
thought
thread
thrill
throat
throne
thumb
thunder
ticket
tiger
time
tin
title
toad
toe
toes
tomatoes
tongue
tooth
toothbrush
toothpaste
top
touch
town
toy
toys
trade
trail
train
trains
tramp
transport
tray
treatment
tree
trees
trick
trip
trouble
trousers
truck
trucks
tub
turkey
turn
twig
twist
U

umbrella
uncle
underwear
unit
use

V

vacation
value
van
vase
vegetable
veil
vein
verse
vessel
vest
view
visitor
voice
volcano
volleyball
voyage

W

walk
wall
war
wash
waste
watch
water
wave
waves
wax
way
wealth
weather
week
weight
wheel
whip
whistle
wilderness
wind
window
wine
wing
winter
wire
wish
woman
women
wood
wool
word
work
worm
wound
wren
wrench
wrist
writer
writing
Y

yak
yam
yard
yarn
year
yoke
Z

zebra
zephyr
zinc
zipper
zoo
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Moods

Words to Describe Feelings and Emotions

Said

List of Words to Use Instead of Said

Marketing

Marketing Words to Use to Make the Sale

Colors

Adjectives to Describe Colors

Texture

Adjectives to Describe Texture

Describe People

Adjectives to Describe People & Personality

Few

Adjectives That Mean Few

Many

Adjectives That Mean Many

Small

Adjectives That Mean Small

Big

Adjectives That Mean Big

Words with Friends Rhyming

Rhyming Words