Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter X.
Alphabet Activity > Ox ends with X
Animals > Mammals > Farm > Working Animal >
is one of a breed of large cattle used mainly in farms to pull heavy
loads and other tasks. Oxen is the plural of ox.
The ox is one of the 12 animals represented in the Chinese
zodiac, therefore, appropriate to present for a Chinese New Year
Visit the cattle
theme lesson plan activities for ox crafts and other
educational resources to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Ox cart and yoke >
Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun ox image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button
to change shape and number of pieces.
Present and display your option of letter X printable activities
in the materials column.
Children age 3 and under:
letter X coloring page D'Nealian
Block font and an ox
coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
Discuss other letter X words found on the worksheet.
* Finger 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
Children ages 3+ > Letter X sound after a vowel
* Children can trace and color the letter X's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the coloring page and write letter
X x and the word ox and underline letter X.
Trace and coloring activity
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 your worksheet. Encourage to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers.
Explain the word ox is for singular, just one ox, and oxen is the plural, for naming two or more. The ox are wearing a yoke. A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. In the illustration, the oxen are pulling a plow that prepares the soil for planting.
Present the Letter
X Worksheet and Mini-Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
and mini-book. These materials can be used
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related X words.
Discuss other letter X words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter X posters and
coloring pages or make a letter X classroom book. For
related images visit:
Letter X Printable Activities
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 your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter,
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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
Letter X Word
Search: The four word search game features the ox and letter X words with pictures and handwriting practice.
For advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw an ox behind
the page or print an ox
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color an
write letter X x. Share some images of a real ox to inspire the children.