How Many Words Can You Make From Merry Christmas?

If you’re looking for a really fun Christmas activity this holiday season this holiday game is guaranteed to bring good Christmas cheer. Holiday memories are some of the most cherished and doing a few Christmas activities together is just what we all need to lather ourselves in the Christmas spirit. So, How many words can you make from Merry Christmas?

How many words can you make from merry Christmas Free Printable sheet with 6 different versions.

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Printable activities are a perfect addition to this festive season, especially when they’re a game that can be played with all ages!

Ever since I was a child I have loved to do a fun puzzle, word scramble, and word searches. Therefore it only makes sense to use Christmas words to create a word game for my family and me to have fun challenging ourselves with.

How Do You Play the Game How Many Words Can You Make From Merry Christmas

Do you know how many words you can make from Merry Christmas? Over a thousand, which is pretty crazy if you ask me. Naturally, no one is expected to guess that many!

  • Start with a Timer. To play this fun Christmas game you simply start a timer for 1-2 minutes for adults and 3-5 minutes for children.
  • Write as Many Words as You Can Come Up with. Then see how many Christmas words you can make in that amount of time. Whoever comes up with the most real words wins the game!
  • Challenge #1. To increase the difficulty for any age you can add in a twist! After you’re done, do the challenge a second time! Whoever gets the most new words wins!
  • Challenge #2. Pick a letter all the words have to start with. So, for example, all the words have to have the first letter of “M”.

While there are only 20 spaces for words on the front you can always turn the page over to write more.

One Rule: You can only use each one of the letters once. So, for instance, there is only one M in the phrase “Merry Christmas”. Therefore you can only use one M in any one of the words.

Note: This game is age appropriate for most children in first grade and up. The only caveat is the ability to read and write. If you have younger children check out one of the other great activities listed at the bottom of this post.

How Many Words Can You Make From Merry Christmas Free Printable

Since there are over 1300 actual words in the English language that you can make from the phrase Merry Christmas there is no actual answer key. But it’s such a great activity and I’m sure you will have so much fun regardless.

Merry Christmas word game with winter animals dressed up in clothes.
Merry Christmas word game card with a Santa Hat and bell.

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Even after a few tries, I doubt I’d get much higher than 5 letter words myself! At least not in 1-2 minutes. Merry Christmas has fourteen letters so technically you could go all the way up to a 14-letter word if such a thing exists without repeating letters.

Christmas Word Search Puzzle and Scramble

Another great way to get a little bit of brain exercise in while you’re having fun is these two printable activities. The difficulty is fairly easy as most of the words won’t be more than 3 or 4 letter words.

Merry Christmas word scramble and word search with a Christmas theme graphics.

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Merry Christmas Word Scramble

These kinds of puzzles can be a great activity if you need your kids to sit still and concentrate for a longer period of time. Because most of the time they are not so simple! However, I tried to pick words that were simpler so you don’t all feel defeated before you start.

There are 50 different words between the two of these options, 25 on each page.

Merry Christmas word scramble free printable with berries, pinecones, and pine branches.
Merry Christmas word scramble with a very simple citrus, pine branches, and ornaments.

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How many words can you unscramble in 1 minute? Set a timer and find out!

Create Your Own Personalized Word Scramble

This is such an easy and fun way to personalize your own Christmas word scramble for homeschooling or to go along with a specific party theme for literally any holiday.

Merry Christmas Word Search Puzzle

My older kids love looking for different words in word search puzzles. In fact, this was a great way I encouraged my kids to do vocabulary for homeschool and have lots of fun in the process. We would take turns finding the words to make it feel more like a game.

Merry Christmas word search with peppermint border.
Merry Christmas word search with cedar branches as a border.

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How many words can you find in 1 minute? Set a timer and find out!

Create Your Own Personalized Christmas Word Search

But did you know you can make your own word search activity? So, if you’re looking for fun educational ways to incorporate a game into your afternoon this could be the answer. Simply take any list of words and create a Christmas spelling worksheet of your own. You could even do a theme specific to a book you’re reading for Advent!

Other Christmas Season Activities

If you’re looking for a round-up of Christmas-themed game printables and activities here are some great options.

FAQ

You can make 301 words from the word Christmas. And 1360 from the phrase Merry Christmas.

You can make a total of 348 words from the phrase “Happy Thanksgiving”.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy holidays and best wishes to you and yours this Christmas season and I am wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Julie

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Hi, I’m Julie! Mother to five beautiful kids, Homeschool Educator, Writer, Handicraft & DIY Enthusiast, Photographer, Thrifter, and Furniture Restorer. Follow along for fun DIY projects creating a handmade home on a budget! Read more about me here→

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