Christmas words that start with A

Teach your children Christmas words that start with A and turn it into a fun and educative festival.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time of joy, a time for love and cheer and giving and forgiveness. It’s a special time of the year for many, when family and friends get together, have fun and make memories that last through their lifetimes. Kids especially have a great time at this time of the year with all the fun, food, family, friends and gifts. 

However, in all the fun and festivity, learning takes a back seat. And by the time the festivities are over and school reopens, you’ll find that your child remembers very little of what they’d learnt. You’re back at square one and have to start all over again to refresh your child’s memory. But why should learning take a back seat amidst all that fun? Learning can be fun too.

This Christmas, let’s turn the festivities into a fun and educative experience for your little ones. Christmas themed games and having fun doing Christmas themed activities are a great way to help your child continue learning during the festival. What’s more, it can be great fun too! This can be the start of a new Christmas tradition for your family too.

If your little one is learning words at school, Christmas is a great time to teach them new words. The 12 days of Christmas offer a variety of new words, which will enrich your child’s vocabulary. So, let’s start learning Christmas words. As always, when you’re teaching your child new words, it’s best to start at the beginning of the alphabet. So, here is a list of Christmas words that start with A. We’ve also added meanings to each of these words to help your child understand them better.

Christmas words that start with A

This Christmas themed word game will help your child build a rich vocabulary over the holidays. 

  1. ABUNDANT
  2. The word abundant is an adjective that means something exists in large quantities or there’s more than enough. For example: There is an abundant supply of Christmas pudding and sweets at Christmas time.

  3. ACCEPTING
  4. Accepting is the act of taking or receiving something that is offered to you, especially with gladness or approval. For example: Thank you for accepting this gift from my family.

  5. ADVENT CALENDAR
  6. An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to mark the days leading up to Christmas. It can be a small card with several numbered flaps or a large box with tiny numbered compartments. These flaps or compartments are opened on each day of Advent till Christmas day. Each of the flaps or compartments reveals a picture or a gift ( a candy or a trinket) that represents the days of December. For example: I can’t believe we’re already over 10 days into the Advent Calendar, we better finish our Christmas shopping.

  7. ADORN
  8. The word adorn means adding something to make a person or thing more attractive. To adorn means to decorate. For example: It’s the holiday season, so it’s time to adorn the Christmas tree.

  9. ADORATION
  10. Adoration is a feeling of respect, reverence, strong admiration or devotion towards a person, place or thing. For example: The proud parents looked at their child with adoration as he received the prize.

  11. AFFECTION
  12. The word affection means a feeling of liking and caring for something or someone. For example: She felt deep affection for the people of her village, who supported her through tough times.

  13. AGLITTER
  14. The word aglitter means sparkling or glittering, especially with reflected light. For example: The children loved seeing the large Christmas tree, all aglitter with lights.

  15. AGLOW
  16. The word aglow is an adjective that means something or someone is glowing or they are shining bright with a soft, warm light. For example: The skies were aglow with fireworks on New Years Eve.

  17. ANGEL
  18. An angel is a spirit or a supernatural being who is believed to be a messenger of God. It is also an adjective, which means a kind person. For example: Jane is such an angel, she helps me with all my work.

  19. ANGELIC
  20. The word angelic is an adjective that means having the qualities of an angel, such as beauty, pure of heart, holiness and kindness. For example: The little boy cracked an angelic smile.

  21. ANTLER
  22. Antlers are the branched horn you see on the heads of deer, Reindeer (Caribou), Elk and Moose. For example: The old stag’s antlers looked majestic.

  23. ANTICIPATION
  24. Anticipation is the feeling of excitement over something pleasant that is going to happen soon. For example: The children looked forward to opening the presents under the tree with anticipation.

  25. AROMA
  26. The word aroma means a pleasant, appetising smell. For example: The aroma from the freshly baked cookies was mouth watering.

  27. ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
  28. An artificial Christmas tree is an artificial fir or pine tree manufactured to be used as a Christmas tree. These artificial Christmas trees are mostly made of plastic. They are used in place of natural trees because they can be reused or recycled. They’re also low maintenance, they don’t need to be watered and there’s less cleaning compared to natural trees. For example: Which one do you think I should buy? The artificial Christmas tree or the real one?

  29. AWAITING
  30. Awaiting is the act of waiting, looking forward to or expecting something. For example: The children are eagerly awaiting Christmas this year.

So, here is the list of 15 Christmas words that start with A. Christmas is a great time for fun and games. If you add a bit of learning to those activities, you can stay on track of your kids’ learning. Check out these cool activities for kids on Osmo – Christmas crossword puzzles, Spelling activities for kids, Word search puzzles for kids.