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Little Explorers
Picture Dictionary

Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw
Words that Start with the "K" Sound
(including words that start with a hard c and k)


cab

Cab is another word for taxi.


cabin

A cabin is a small, simple house.
cactus
cactus

A cactus is a prickly plant that lives in dry places.


caiman

The caiman is a meat-eating reptile from South and Central America.


cage

Some people keep birds in cages.


cake

Cake is a sweet dessert.


calculator

A calculator is a machine that solves math problems.


calendar

A calendar lets you know what day it is.


calf

A calf is a young cow.


California

California is a state on the western coast of the United States of America. Its capital is Sacramento.


California poppy

The California poppy is a small, cup-shaped flower that lives in dry areas.


Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus was a long-necked dinosaur over 60 feet long.


camel

Camels are large mammals that live in dry areas. The camel's hump is filled with fat.


camera

You can take pictures with a camera.


camper

You can travel and sleep in a camper.


can

Some food and drinks come in cans.


Canada

Canada is a large country in North America.


Canada goose

The Canada goose is a large North American bird that honks.


canary

Canaries sing very well.

candle

A candle is a stick of wax with a wick that can burn.


candy

Candy is very sweet.


cane

A cane is a walking stick.


canoe

A canoe is a small boat.


canyon

A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides - often carved from the Earth by a river.


cap

A cap is a type of hat.


cape

A cape is a flowing piece of clothing that hangs loose on your shoulders.


cape

A cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river.


Cape buffalo

The Cape Buffalo is a large, hoofed mammal that lives in African savannas (grasslands).

Cape hunting dog

The Cape hunting dog hunts in packs in Africa.
A B C

capital letters

Capital letters (also called upper-case letters) are used at the beginning of sentences and proper nouns (like people's names).

capybara

The capybara is the biggest rodent in the world.


car

You can travel in a car.


caravel

The caravel is a large sailing ship that was first made in Portugal in the late 1400's. Many world explorers used caravels.


card

You can send a card to a friend.


cards

Some people play games with cards.


cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is a bird with a short, wide bill. The male is bright red; the female is brownish-red.


caribou

Caribou live in Arctic regions.

carnation

A carnation is a flower; it can be white, pink, or red.


carnivore

Carnivores are organisms that eat meat.


Carnotaurus

Carnotaurus was a meat-eating dinosaur with horns on its head.

carpet

A carpet is a floor covering made of woven yarn or thick fabric.


carrot

A carrot is an orange vegetable that grows underground.


cart

A cart is a wheeled vehicle that is pulled or pushed by an animal or a person.


carton

Some liquids (like milk and orange juice) are packaged in cartons.
Carver
Carver, George Washington

George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) was an American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave who developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans, greatly improving the agricultural output of Southern farmers.


cassowary

A huge, flightless bird from Australia with a helmet-like crest on its head.


cast

A cast is a hard, stiff, thick bandage (made of plaster or fiberglass) that is used to set a broken bone.


castle

A castle is a huge, fancy building where a king or queen lives.


cat

Cats are mammals and are great pets. Cats were revered by the ancient Egyptians.


caterpillar

A caterpillar eats a lot and will turn into a butterfly or a moth. It is also called a larva.


cauliflower

Cauliflower is a white vegetable; it is related to broccoli.


cave

A cave is a large hole in the ground or in the side of a hill or mountain.
Cave Art

cave art

Cave art is drawings that were drawn on the walls of caves.

cave bear

The cave bear, Ursus spelæus, is a huge, extinct bear known only from fossils. It lived in Europe and was hunted by Stone Age people.


cavity

A cavity is a rotten spot in a tooth.


chameleon

Chameleons are lizards that can change their skin color.


chrysalis

A chrysalis is the stage in a butterfly's life when it is changing from a caterpillar into a butterfly. It is also called the pupa.


coat

A coat helps you keep warm when it is cold.


coati

(pronounced ko-WAH-ti) Coati (also called coatimundi) are long-nosed, long-tailed mammals from the Americas.


cobra

Cobras are venomous snakes.


cockatoo

Cockatoos are birds that have a large, feathery crest and a hooked bill. They are from Australia and Indonesia.


cocker spaniel

The cocker spaniel is a friendly, obedient dog that was originally bred to hunt birds.

cocoon

A cocoon is a silky covering made by a caterpillar. The cocoon protects the developing moth.


coffee

Coffee is a drink made using coffee beans.


coffin

A coffin is a box that holds a dead body.


coin

A coin is a piece of metal money.


cold

We shiver when it is cold.

collie

The collie is a friendly, intelligent, and obedient dog.


Colorado

Colorado is a state in the western United States of America. Its capital is Denver.

coloring book

You can color the pictures in a coloring book.

colors

There are many colors, light and dark, bright and dull.
color wheel to label
color wheel

A color wheel is a device that shows the relationships between colors.

Columbus, Christopher

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, reaching North America. He and his crew sailed the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, hoping to find a route to Asia.


comb

A comb is a used to smooth or untangle hair.


comet

A comet is the a small, icy object that orbit the Sun. It's tail always points away from the sun.


comic book

A comic book is a book whose story is told in colorful pictures and some words.


compass

A compass always points north.


compass rose

A compass rose is a design on a map that shows direction. It points which way is north, south, east, west, and some intermediate directions on the map.


compost

Compost is decayed organic matter that enriches soil.


Compsognathus

Compsognathus is the smallest dinosaur yet discovered.


computer

You are using a computer right now.


conch

The conch is a large, shelled animal from warm seas.


cone

A cone is a shape that has a point at one end and a circular opening at the other end.


conestoga wagon

US pioneers used conestoga wagons pulled by oxen or horses to move their belongings westward. They are also called covered wagons or prairie schooners.


Connecticut

Connecticut is a state in the northeastern United States of America. Its capital is Hartford.


connect-the-dots

When you do a connect-the-dots puzzle, you make a picture.


constellation

A constellation is a group of stars that we see in the sky. They are not necessarily located together in space, but looks as though they are from Earth.


container

A container can hold things.


continent

The land mass on Earth is divided into continents. The seven continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.


cookie

Cookies are small, sweet, baked treats.
Cookiecutter shark

cookiecutter shark

The cookiecutter shark is a small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the luminous or cigar shark.
coral

coral

Coral is a tiny ocean animal that lives in colonies. Some corals leave a hard, stony skeleton when they die.
coral reef

coral reef

Coral reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life.


cork

A cork is used as a bottle stopper. It is made from tree bark.


corn

Corn is a yellow vegetable you can eat on its cob. Corn was grown by Native Anericans for thousands of years before the Europeans settled in North America.


cornucopia

A cornucopia, also called a horn of plenty, is a horn-shaped basket that is filled with fruit and grains. It is a symbol of abundance and prosperity.


Corythosaurus

Corythosaurus was a plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaur that was about 30 feet long.


costume

People wear costumes to pretend they are someone or something else.
cotton candy

cotton candy

Cotton candy is a sweet treat that is spun from sugar.


couch

A couch is a big, soft piece of furniture that many people can sit on.


cougar

A long-tailed wild cat with no spots. It is also known as the puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamont.


couple

A couple refers to two people or two objects.


cove

A cove is small, horseshoe-shaped body of water along the coast; the water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.


covered wagon

US pioneers used covered wagons pulled by oxen or horses to move their belongings westward. They are also called conestoga wagons or prairie schooners.


cow

Most of the milk we drink comes from cows.

coyote

Coyotes are meat-eating nimals that are related to wolves.
Nutria

coypu

Coypus (also called nutrias) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.


cube

A cube is a solid geometric figure with six square faces.


cuckoo

Cuckoos are birds whose call sounds like coo-coo.


cuckoo clock

A cuckoo clock has a mechanical bird that sings every hour.


cucumber

Cucumber is a cool, crisp vegetable that is good in salad.


cup

You can drink from a cup.


cupboard

Things are stored in cupboards.


cupcake

A cupcake is a tiny cake.
Writing letters

cursive letters

Cursive letters are curved letters that connect to one another.


curtains

Curtains are cloth hung on and around a window.


curve

A curve is a wavy line or surface.


cuttlefish

The cuttlefish is a close relative of the octopus and the squid.


kakapo

The kakapo is a large, flightless, nocturnal, solitary parrot from New Zealand.


kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is a device that makes beautiful, colorful patterns.


kangaroo

The kangaroo is a pouched mammal that hops and uses its muscular tail as a third leg. A baby kangaroo is called a joey.


kangaroo rat

The kangaroo rat is a small rodent from North America.


Kansas

Kansas is a state in the midwestern United States of America. Its capital is Topeka.
kapok tree
kapok tree

The kapok tree is a large, deciduous tree that is native to tropical America, Africa, and the East Indies. This fast-growing tree is generally from 45 to 60 feet (14-18 m) tall; it is the tallest tree in Africa. The light-weight silky down from the seed pods is used as pillow stuffing, sleeping bag stuffing, and for other uses.


karate

Karate is one of the martial arts.


kayak

A kayak is a small boat with an opening in the center for a person.


kazoo

You have to hum into a kazoo to make music.


keel

The keel is the bottom of a ship.


kelp

Kelp is brown seaweed that grows in cold water.


Kentrosaurus

Kentrosaurus was a spiked, plated dinosaur from the Jurassic period.


Kentucky

Kentucky is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Frankfort.


kettle

A kettle is a pot in which you boil water.


kettledrum

The kettledrum is a large drum that makes a deep sound. A set of kettledrums is called a timpani.
key

key

We use keys to lock and unlock doors.


keyboard

A piano keyboard has 88 keys.


keyboard

You can type on a computer keyboard.


kid

A kid is a young goat.


kid

A kid is a young person.


kidney

The kidney are bean-shaped organs that take waste from the blood and produce urine.


killer whale

Killer whales are also known as orcas. These whales eats hundreds of pounds of fish and marine mammals every day.


kilogram

A kilogram is a unit of weight or mass that is equal to 1,000 grams or about 2.2 pounds.


kimono

A kimono is a beautiful gown worn by Japanese women.


kin

Kin are your relatives.


king

A king is a hereditary ruler of a country.


king cobra

The King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. It lives in India, southern China, and southeast Asia.


King, Martin Luther

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man who worked for racial equality in the USA.


kinkajou

A long-tailed, nocturnal mammal from rainforests in the Americas.


kitchen

People prepare and store food in a kitchen.


kite

You can fly a kite on windy days.


kite

A kite is a four-sided figure in which the two pairs of adjacent sides have the same length.


kitten

A kitten is a baby cat.


kiwi

The kiwi is a chicken-sized flightless bird from New Zealand. It is generally nocturnal (most active at night).


koala

The koala is an Australian marsupial (a pouched mammal) that eats mostly eucalyptus leaves. It is not a bear. This animal is nocturnal (most active at night).


koi

Koi are a beautiful type of carp.


Komodo dragon

The Komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world and a fierce killer.


kookaburra

The kookaburra is an Australian bird whose call sounds like laughing.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw


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