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

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Alphabet Activity:  Letter X is for X-ray
Present and display your option of alphabet letter X is for printable activities 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 children to trace the dotted letter, 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..

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

Letter X wordsLetter X Worksheet and Mini Book These materials can be used 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 found in the worksheet. 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 activities.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an X-Ray behind the page or print a X-ray coloring page.

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a xiphias and write letter X x.