Things That Start with A

Have you given thought to “things that start with a” that can be used as a word game for the family to play, or as a scavenger hunt, or as an addition to help a young child as he or she learns to read?

10 Interesting Things That Start with A

Following are just some of the items that come to mind as well as interesting tidbits of information on each one:

1. Address book

Address book is a way of keeping names, phone numbers, and addresses handy in an alphabetical way so that they are easy to find.

2. Alarm Clock

Alarm clock is usually needed to get one up in the morning to go to work or to school and arrive there on time.

3. Allspice

Allspice is made by harvesting the unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica plant and letting them dry in the sun until they turn brown. A large quantity is produced in Jamaica, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is sold as-is in its whole state or ground and packaged in shaker bottles. Allspice’s flavor resembles a mixture of nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon and is used in a variety of foods including Jamaican style chicken, pork and beef dishes, sausages. smoked meats, spice cakes, pies, cookies, oatmeal, and applesauce.

4. Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is very collectible and is enthusiastically searched for by many homeowners and office and business owners.

5. Apple Corer/Peeler

Apple corer/peeler is a way to get the peeling done quickly and safely.

6. Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is a type of reflective and insulative thin sheet of metal foil made of tin used for cooking, baking, wrapping, and packaging of food and other items. Still referred to as “tin foil” by many, the actual tin foil was replaced after World War II by the more durable and cheaper aluminum foil.

7. Apron

Apron is often considered an outdated item, but its use to protect clothing from splashes and spills during cooking still makes it handy.

8. Atlas

Atlas is a collection of maps of Earth or a region of the Earth featuring geographic features and political boundaries together with economic, social, and religious statistics. Although atlases have traditionally been bound in book form, today many are in multimedia formats.

9. Aquarium

A marine aquarium keeps marine animals and plants in an environment that is contained and is subdivided into fish only (FO), reef aquaria, and fish only with live rock (FOWLR). The inhabitants are often difficult to acquire and are normally more expensive than freshwater ones.

10. Area Rug

Area rug sets off the decor in any room and enhances its appeal.

Have fun coming up with a game that can use “things that start with a” as a basis to give you a beginning and put you on your way. Add another “a” word, award, and give out prizes to the ones who win the games or the scavenger hunt and to the child that participates in such a lesson.