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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter X Lesson Plan

Letter X Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter X

Book(s):

  • Xavier and the Letter X by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
  • Alex and the Box Shop: The Sound of X by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier
  • Xx by Kelly Doudna

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. X” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAeZJGXFikE)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS pages 374-377
  • BPW pages 188-191
  • Language Arts page 41
  • LLA pages 50-51
  • PALAW page 26
  • Uppercase page 26
  • Lowercase page 24

American Sign Language: Hold the index and middle fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-v-w-x/)

Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter X Book

Materials

  • Little Letter X Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/rhymes-for-letter-x-little-letter-x-book/
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Print the Little Letter X Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter X Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Construction Paper Xylophone

Materials

  • White, red, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple, and black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Cut the black construction paper into two long, thin strips and a letter X.
  2. Cut the red, yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple construction paper into rectangles.
  3. Glue the black strips parallel onto the white paper.
  4. Glue the colored rectangles on top of the black strips to form a xylophone.

Craft/Activity 3: X-Ray Xs

Materials

  • Letter X template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-x-template.pdf)
  • Bone template (http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/CLX-Halloween-Bones-Template.jpg)
  • Blank paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Print the letter X template onto the blank paper.
  2. Print the bone template multiple times onto some blank paper.
  3. Cut out the bones.
  4. Glue the bones on the Xs.

Optional: Set the finished X craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter X Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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