Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – Winter Wonderland

By Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor


Here at Amazing Kids! we’re excited to bring you our winter issue, Winter Wonderland. Here is a list of words you might use during these cold, snowy weeks:

Alpine Skiing: (noun) The sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed heel bindings, downhill skiing
She won first place in her alpine skiing competition.

Avalanche: (noun) A large amount of snow, ice and rocks rapidly falling down a mountainside
They heard an avalanche on the other side of the mountain.

Blizzard: (noun) A severe snowstorm with strong winds and low visibility
Because of the blizzard, there was no school on Monday.

Flurries: (noun) A brief instance of snow with thin single flaked showers
Snow flurries fell on his nose as he walked home from school.

Freestyle Skiing: (noun) A type of skiing that consists of comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe and slope style
His favorite type of skiing was mogul skiing.

Frostbite: (noun) Injury to any part of the body caused by excessive exposure to extreme cold
When her aunt and uncle went mountain climbing, it was so cold they got frostbite.

Hypothermia: (noun) Having below normal body temperature
Last year, he got hypothermia during his visit to Alaska.

Nordic Skiing: (noun) Traveling over snow on skies where the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski
His favorite type of Nordic skiing was cross-country.

Permafrost: (noun) A thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year in Polar Regions
Because of global warming, the permafrost will continue to melt.

Polycrystalline: (adjective) Consisting of crystals variously oriented
Polycrystalline is the material in which there are many aggregate crystals.

Snowdrift: (noun) A bank of deep snow driven together by the wind
She lay in a snowdrift, her eyes on the pale December sun.

Solstice: (noun) Either of the two times a year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator
December 22 is the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its southernmost point.