We’ve got a word list to help build vocabulary this season with Christmas words that start with K! 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 K

1. Kaleidoscope

Description: A toy that shows changing patterns of colors, like Christmas lights.
Example: “The Christmas tree lights looked like a beautiful kaleidoscope.”

2. Keepsake

Description: A special item that helps you remember a happy time, like a Christmas ornament.
Example: “I hung my favorite keepsake ornament on the tree.”

3. Kettle

Description: A pot used to boil water, often for making hot cocoa during Christmas.
Example: “Mom filled the kettle to make hot chocolate for us.”

4. Kings Cake

Description: A special cake eaten during Christmas time, often decorated with colorful icing.
Example: “We shared a delicious Kings Cake at our Christmas party.”

5. Kind

Description: Being nice and caring to others, just like how we should be at Christmas.
Example: “It’s kind to share your toys with friends during Christmas.”

6. Kindle

Description: Starting a fire, like lighting up the fireplace on a cold Christmas evening.
Example: “Dad kindled a warm fire on Christmas night.”

7. Kindred

Description: Your family members who you love to spend Christmas with.
Example: “I enjoy opening presents with my kindred on Christmas morning.”

8. Kin

Description: Your relatives or family members.
Example: “We visited our kin for a big Christmas dinner.”

9. Kiss

Description: A way to show love, often given under the mistletoe at Christmas.
Example: “Mom and Dad shared a kiss under the mistletoe.”

10. Kitsch

Description: Things that are flashy or showy, like some Christmas decorations.
Example: “The Christmas market was full of colorful kitsch.”

11. Kitchen

Description: A room where we cook.
Example: “Grandma is baking cookies in the kitchen.”

12. Kith

Description: Kith means friends or acquaintances, and Christmas is a time to celebrate with them.
Example Sentence: “We invited all our kith and kin for a festive Christmas dinner.”

13. Kit

Description: A set of things, like a Christmas craft kit.
Example: “We used a kit to make our own Christmas decorations.”

14. Knack

Description: A special skill, like being good at wrapping Christmas presents.
Example: “My sister has a knack for decorating Christmas trees.”

15. Knead

Description: To press and stretch dough, like when making Christmas cookies.
Example: “We knead the dough to make gingerbread men.”

16. Kneel

Description: To go down on your knees, sometimes done in church at Christmas.
Example: “We kneel to pray in church on Christmas Eve.”

17. Knife

Description: A tool used for cutting, like slicing Christmas cake.
Example: “Dad used a knife to cut the Christmas turkey.”

18. Knit

Description: Making things like scarves or sweaters with yarn.
Example: “Grandma knit me a warm hat for Christmas.”

19. Krampus

Description: A mythical creature from stories, associated with Christmas in some cultures.
Example: “In the story, Krampus visits naughty children at Christmas.”

20. Knot

Description: A tight loop, like tying a bow on a Christmas gift.
Example: “I tied a knot on the ribbon of the present.”

21. Kris Kringle

Description: Another name for Santa Claus.
Example: “Kris Kringle brings presents to children on Christmas.”

22. Knowledge

Description: What you know or learn, like Christmas traditions.
Example: “I gained knowledge about Christmas customs from around the world.”

23. Knell

Description: The sound of a bell, often heard at Christmas time.
Example: “The church bell’s knell reminded us of Christmas Eve.”

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