We’ve got a word list to help build vocabulary this season with Christmas words that start with A! With simple descriptions and example sentences, this list is suitable for your preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Printable resources for Christmas vocabulary and phonics

Christmas Words That Start With A

1. Angel

Description: An angel is a kind and lovely being that we often see in Christmas stories. They have wings and bring messages of joy and peace.

Example Sentence: “Look at the angel on top of our Christmas tree, shining so bright!”

2. Advent

Description: Advent is the exciting time before Christmas when we count the days until Santa comes. We can use a special calendar with little doors to count each day.

Example Sentence: “We open a new door on our Advent calendar every day until Christmas!”

3. Antlers

Description: Antlers are the big, branch-like horns on reindeer. Santa’s reindeer have antlers and they look very special.

Example Sentence: “Rudolph, Santa’s reindeer, has big antlers and a shiny red nose.”

Find some antler and reindeer activities here.

4. Aurora

Description: Aurora is a beautiful light show in the sky, like magic lights dancing. It’s very special and happens in places where it’s very cold.

Example Sentence: “In winter, the Aurora makes the sky look like it’s dancing with colors.”

5. Artificial Tree

Description: An artificial tree is a pretend tree that we use for Christmas. It’s not a real tree, but we can decorate it with lots of pretty things.

Example Sentence: “We put our artificial tree in the corner and hung lots of sparkly ornaments on it.”

6. Aisle

Description: An aisle is a path between rows of seats, like in a church or a big room. We walk down the aisle when we sing Christmas songs together.

Example Sentence: “We walked down the aisle singing ‘Jingle Bells’ in our Christmas show.”

7. Admire

Description: To admire is to look at something and feel very happy and amazed by how beautiful it is, like Christmas lights or a decorated tree.

Example Sentence: “We admire the twinkly lights on the houses in our neighborhood.”

8. Assembly

Description: An assembly is when we all gather together in one big room to sing songs, listen to stories, or watch a play, especially during Christmas.

Example Sentence: “We had a fun assembly where we sang Christmas songs with everyone.”

9. Aroma

Description: Aroma means a yummy smell, like cookies baking or a pine tree. Christmas has many nice aromas that make us feel cozy.

Example Sentence: “The aroma of hot chocolate made the room smell yummy.”

10. Anticipation

Description: Anticipation is feeling excited about something that’s going to happen, like waiting for Christmas morning to open presents.

Example Sentence: “We feel lots of anticipation waiting for Santa to come!”

11. Arctic

Description: The Arctic is a very cold place at the top of the Earth, like the home of Santa Claus! It’s snowy and has lots of ice.

Example Sentence: “Santa’s home is in the Arctic, where it’s snowy and white.”

12. Amazement

Description: Amazement is when you feel very surprised and happy about something wonderful, like seeing a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.

Example Sentence: “The children’s faces were full of amazement when they saw Santa Claus.”

13. Appreciate

Description: To appreciate means to be thankful for something nice, like a Christmas gift or a hug from a friend.

Example Sentence: “We appreciate the lovely Christmas cards we get from our friends.”

14. Aglow

Description: Aglow means shining softly and looking very pretty, like Christmas lights in the night.

Example Sentence: “The Christmas tree was aglow with lots of little twinkling lights.”

15. Adorn

Description: To adorn means to make something look even more beautiful by adding decorations, like putting ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Example Sentence: “We adorn our classroom with paper snowflakes and sparkly tinsel.”

While you’re building vocabulary, also be sure to get our Christmas rhyming matchups freebie!

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