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

1. Sack

Description: A sack is a large bag. Santa Claus carries a sack filled with gifts for children.

Example Sentence: “Santa’s sack was so big, it was filled with presents for everyone.”

2. Santa

Description: Santa Claus, a jolly old man with a white beard and red suit, is a favorite Christmas figure for children. He is known for delivering gifts to children around the world on Christmas Eve.

Example Sentence: “On Christmas Eve, Santa rides his sleigh to bring presents to children.”

3. Santa’s Workshop

Description: Santa’s Workshop is a magical place at the North Pole where Santa and his elves make toys for children.

Example Sentence: “The elves are busy making toys in Santa’s Workshop for Christmas.”

4. Scarf

Description: A scarf is a long piece of cloth worn around the neck for warmth.

Example Sentence: “I wrapped my scarf tightly to stay warm in the snow.”

5. Season

Description: Season refers to the time of year. Christmas is celebrated in the winter season in many places.

Example Sentence: “Christmas is my favorite season of the year.”

6. Shopping

Description: Shopping refers to the act of buying gifts, decorations, or food for Christmas celebrations.

Example Sentence: “We went shopping to find the perfect gifts for our family.”

7. Silent

Description: Silent means quiet or without sound. It’s often used in Christmas contexts to describe peaceful, calm winter nights.

Example Sentence: “It was a silent, snowy night, perfect for listening to Christmas carols.”

8. Silent Night

Description: “Silent Night” is a popular Christmas carol.

Example Sentence: “We sang ‘Silent Night’ at the Christmas Eve service.”

9. Skates

Description: Skates are shoes with blades or wheels used for ice skating or roller skating.

Example Sentence: “We wore our skates and glided on the ice rink.”

10. Sled

Description: A sled is a small vehicle that slides over snow. Children love to ride sleds down snowy hills.

Example Sentence: “We took our sleds to the hill and had so much fun sliding down.”

11. Sleigh

Description: A sleigh is a type of vehicle that slides over snow and ice. Santa Claus is famously known for riding a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Example Sentence: “Santa’s sleigh is full of gifts and is pulled by his reindeer.”

12. Sleigh Bells

Description: Sleigh bells are small bells that make a jingling sound, often associated with Santa’s sleigh.

Example Sentence: “We heard the sleigh bells jingle as Santa’s sleigh flew by.”

13. Smile

Description: A smile is a happy or friendly expression where the corners of the mouth turn up. Smiles are abundant during the joyful Christmas season.

Example Sentence: “Every gift opened brought a big smile to their faces.”

14. Snow

Description: Snow is the soft, white flakes that fall from the sky during winter. It covers the ground like a white blanket and is perfect for making snowmen.

Example Sentence: “We made a big snowman after the fresh snow fell last night.”

15. Snowball

Description: A snowball is a ball of snow, usually made by hand. Snowball fights are a fun winter activity.

Example Sentence: “We had a snowball fight and laughed a lot.”

16. Snowdrift

Description: A snowdrift is a large pile of snow formed by the wind.

Example Sentence: “The snowdrift by our door was as tall as me!”

17. Snowflake

Description: Snowflakes are the tiny, unique pieces of snow that fall from the sky. Each one has a different pattern.

Example Sentence: “Every snowflake is special, just like you!”

18. Snowglobe

Description: A snowglobe is a decorative item with a miniature scene inside, usually with snow that moves when shaken.

Example Sentence: “I love shaking the snowglobe and watching the snow fall around the little Christmas tree.”

19. Snowman

Description: A snowman is a figure made of snow, usually with rocks for eyes, a carrot for a nose, and sticks for arms.

Example Sentence: “Let’s go outside and build a snowman together!”

20. Snowshoe

Description: Snowshoes are special footwear for walking over deep snow without sinking.

Example Sentence: “We put on our snowshoes to walk in the deep snow.”

21. Snowsuit

Description: A snowsuit is a warm, waterproof outfit worn in the snow.

Example Sentence: “We put on our snowsuits to go play in the snow.”

22. Song

Description: A song is a piece of music that people sing. Christmas songs are very popular and often talk about Santa, snow, and joy.

Example Sentence: “We sang our favorite Christmas song at the school concert.”

23. Sparkle

Description: Sparkle means to shine brightly with flashes of light. Christmas lights and decorations often sparkle.

Example Sentence: “The Christmas lights on our tree sparkle so beautifully.”

24. Spirit

Description: The word ‘spirit’ in the context of Christmas refers to the feeling of joy, kindness, and the festive mood that surrounds the holiday season.

Example Sentence: “The Christmas spirit filled the air with joy and laughter.”

25. Star

Description: A star is a bright point in the night sky. During Christmas, stars are often used as decorations and represent the Star of Bethlehem.

Example Sentence: “We put a shiny star on top of our Christmas tree.”

26. Stocking

Description: A stocking is a large sock that is hung up on Christmas Eve. Santa fills it with small presents, candies, or fruit.

Example Sentence: “I found my stocking filled with candies on Christmas morning.”

27. Sugarplum

Description: A sugarplum is a small, round candy of flavored boiled sugar. It’s often associated with Christmas through the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’.

Example Sentence: “Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads as they slept on Christmas Eve.”

28. Sweets

Description: Sweets are delicious treats like candies or cookies. During Christmas, many people enjoy eating and sharing sweets.

Example Sentence: “We baked gingerbread cookies and other sweets

29. Surprise

Description: A surprise is something unexpected. Christmas is a time full of pleasant surprises, like unexpected gifts or guests.

Example Sentence: “The surprise visit from Santa Claus made everyone at the preschool so happy!”

30. Scrooge

Description: Scrooge is a character from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” known for his grumpy attitude towards Christmas, but who eventually learns the joy of the holiday.

Example Sentence: “After reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, we learned that even a Scrooge can find the Christmas spirit.”

31. Sacred

Description: Sacred refers to something that is holy or deeply respected, often associated with religious beliefs. Christmas has many sacred aspects to it.

Example Sentence: “We visited the church to see the sacred nativity scene.”

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