Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster: Holiday Cheer

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


No matter what you celebrate, the holiday season is full of friends, family, and togetherness. Whether you’re playing outside, preparing a present for a loved one, or just enjoying your family’s company, winter is full of wonderful activities. Here are some words to help you get into the holiday spirit!

Festivity: (noun) celebration and enjoyment
My mother spends hours cooking and cleaning the house for the family’s festivities.

Merriment: (noun) laughter and enjoyment
Sound of merriment could be heard in each child’s home once the snow day was announced.  

Gala: (noun) a festive celebration
The winter gala at his school is always packed with students enjoying the dance.

Snowfall: (noun) a fall of snow
When I woke up this morning, I discovered on the ground a full foot of snowfall!

 Gaiety: (noun) happy and lively activity
When my sister saw how much fun we were having building a snowman, she quickly came outside to join in the gaiety.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)