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Alphabet List: S

Whether you are a teacher or parent who is teaching children the alphabet, or just someone who loves words, alphabetizing, alliteration, or all of the above, we hope you find these word lists useful. 

These are not meant to be exhaustive--just thorough, covering the basics from many categories that can be tied to the academic curriculum.

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Animals

Birds
Sandpiper, Shrike, Snipe, Sparrow, Spoonbill, Starling, Stilt, Stork, Swallow, Swan, Swift
Sea Creatures
Salmon, Sea Lion, Seahorse, Seal, Shark, Shrimp, Squid, Starfish, Sturgeon, Sunfish, Swordfish
Insects and Bugs
Scorpion, Slug, Snail, Spider, Stink Bug, Stonefly
Land Animals
Salamander, Sheep, Sloth, Snake, Squirrel
Animal-Related
Saddle, Sanctuary, Scales, Scavenger, Sing, Snout, Spots, Stripes, Swim

Art

Scarlet, Scream (The), Sculpture, Sequin, Silver, Sistine Chapel, Sketch, Starry Night (The), Stencil, Still Life, String, Surrealism

Calendar

Sabbath, Saint Patrick's Day, Saturday, Schedule, School Year, Season, Second, September, Solstice, Spring, Summer, Sunday, Sunrise, Sunset

Church History

Biblical
Sacrifice, Samson, Samuel, Sarah, Satan, Saul, Sea of Galilee, Self-Control, Sermon on the Mount, Shepherds, Silas, Simeon, Simon, Sin, Sodom and Gomorroah, Solomon, Song of Solomon
Other
Saint Anthony, Saint Patrick, Salvation Army, Slessor (Mary), Spurgeon (Charles)

Concepts

Sadness, Safety, Serenity, Socialization, Spirituality

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Mythology

Samwise Gamgee, Santa Claus, Sasquatch, Sauron, Scrooge, Severus Snape, Sherlock Holmes, Sinbad the Sailor, Sir Lancelot, Sleeping Beauty, Snoopy, Snow White, Sorcerer, Sphinx, Spiderman, Spock, Superman

Food

Foods
Salad, Salami, Salmon, Salsa, Salt, Sandwich, Sangria, Sardine, Sauce, Sauerkraut, Sausage, Scallion, Scallops, Seltzer, Sesame Seeds, Shallot, Shells, Shepherd's Pie, Sherbet, Slushy, Smelt, Smoothie, Soda, Sorghum, Soup, Sour Cream, Sourdough Bread, Soy Sauce, Soybeans, Soymilk, Spaghetti, Spearmint, Spinach, Split Peas, Spring Roll, Squash, Star Fruit, Steak, Stew, Stir Fry, Strawberry, String Cheese, Stroganoff, Stuffing, Sub, Sugar, Summer Squash, Sundae, Sushi, Sweet Potato, Swiss Cheese, Swordfish, Syrup
Food-Related
Saucer, Sautee, Scissors, Scoop, Sear, Seasoning, Server, Shaker, Shave, Shell, Shellfish, Sieve, Simmer, Sink, Sizzle, Skewer, Skillet, Slice, Smoked, Snack, Spatula, Spices, Spoon, Spread, Sprinkle, Steam, Stir, Straw, Supermarket, Supper

Games and Sports

Score, Scrabble, Scrimmage, Set, Shot Put, Shuffle, Simon Says, Skateboarding, Ski Jumping, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Sorry, Sprint, Squats, Stanley Cup, Stretch, Sudoku, Superbowl, Surfing, Swimming

Geography

Countries, States, Provinces
Samoa, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria
Cities
San Antonio (USA), San Diego (USA), San Francisco (USA), San Jose (USA), Santiago (Chile), Seattle (USA), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), St. Petersburg (Russia), Stockholm (Sweden), Sydney (Australia)
Structures
School, Shack, Shed, Shop, Silo, Spa, Stadium, Station, Store, Supermarket, Synagogue
Other
Sahara, Sea, Sea Level, South America, State, Strait of Gibraltar, Stream

History

USA
Sakagawea, Seminole, Seneca Falls, September 11, Sioux, Smith (John), Social Security, Space Race, Spirit of St. Louis, Squanto, Stanton (Elizabeth Cady), Star Spangled Banner, Statue of Liberty, Stowe (Harriet Beecher)
World
Saint Paul, Shakespeare, Socrates, Stalin (Joseph)

Household

Screwdriver, Sheets, Shelf, Shower, Sink, Smoke Alarm, Soap, Sofa, Stairway, Stereo, Stove

Humans

Scar, See, Shoulder, Sister, Sit, Skin, Smell, Smile, Society, Speak, Spine, Stand, Stomach

Mathematics

Seven, Sine, Six, Sphere, Square, Square Root, Statistics, Subtraction, Sum, Surface Area

Music

People
Saint-Saens (Camille), Schubert (Franz), Shostakovich (Dmitri), Sibelius (Jean), Simon (Paul), Sinatra (Frank), Sousa (John Philip), Springsteen (Bruce), Strauss Jr. (Johann), Stravinsky (Igor), Streisand (Barbara)
Other
Saxophone, Scale, Score, Serenade, Sharp, Single, Sixteenth Note, Solo, Sonata, Song, Soprano, Speaker, Staff, Strings, Swing, Symphony

Picture Books

Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)

Plants

Trees
Sassafras, Sequoia, Serviceberry, Spruce, Sycamore
Flowers
Snapdragon, Snowdrop, Sunflower
Other
Seaweed, Seed, Seedling, Shade, Shoot, Shovel, Shrub, Soil, Sprout, Stalk, Stem, Sunlight

Professions

Salesperson, Scientist, Secretary, Server, Singer, Small-Business Owner, Social Worker, Sociologist, Speech Therapist, Spy, Statistician, Stenographer, Surgeon, Surveyor

Science

Earth
Sand, Sapphire, Scale, Silicon, Slate, Sleet, Snow, Solid, Species, Speed, Stone, Storm, Stratosphere
Space
Satellite, Saturn, Sci-fi, Solar System, Spaceshuttle, Star, Sun, Supernova

Things to wear

Sandals, Scarf, Shawl, Shirt, Shoes, Shorts, Silk, Skirt, Skort, Sleeper, Slip, Slippers, Snow Pants, Socks, Sombrero, Spacesuit, Suit, Sunglasses, Sweater, Sweatshirt, Swimsuit

Transportation

Schooner, Scooter, Sedan, Ship, Sled, Sleigh, Snowmobile, Sport Utility Vehicle, Submarine, Subway

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