Alphabet Letter X X-Ray Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter X

Science > X-Ray

Holidays and Events
November 8th, 1895 > X-Ray Discovered
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter X.

Alphabet Activity:  Letter X is for X-Ray

Present and display your option of alphabet letter X is for Xylophone printable materials listed in the materials column.

Science > What is an x-ray?
Discuss in simple terms what is an x-ray and how it is useful.

X-Ray is a beam of high energy radiation that is able to pass through many kinds of solid materials.  Scientists have found many uses for x-rays.

An x-ray is also a special photograph using such an x-ray beam.  The photograph can be used to treat and examine the internal organs in the body, such as identifying a broken bone or cavities in teeth.

View a real x-ray image here.
More information about x-ray.

*Finger and Pencil Tracing
  *Trace letter X's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil  and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

*Find the letter X's:  Have the children find all the letter X's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter X's and then discuss the locations with the poster.

*Coloring and/or Craft Activity
Encourage the children to color the x-ray image with a variety of materials.

Letter X wordsLetter X Activity Page and Mini Book This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter X program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related X words as a beginning sound and ending sound.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter X words and images (refer to letter activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter X in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display  letter X posters and coloring pages or even make a letter X classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter X Printable Materials.

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