Alphabet Letter X Ox Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter X.

Animals > Mammals > Farm > Working Animal > Transport
An ox 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 theme.

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.


Alphabet Activity > Ox ends with X
Present and display your option of letter X printable activities in the materials column.

Children age 3 and under
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* Print a letter X coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and an
ox coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. 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 page.

* 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.

Children ages 3+ > Letter X sound after a vowel

letter x  ox trace and coloring activity

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 them first.

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 coloring page.

2. Drawing and writing paper:  Encourage children to draw and color an fox and write letter X x.  Share some images of a real ox to inspire the children.

ox online jigsaw puzzle
Ox cart and yoke online jigsaw puzzle

(words ending in X)
letter x coloring page
Letter X coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block

Letter X Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter X Worksheet & Mini Book

D'Nealian & Standard block

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & writing paper

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
ox or bull coloring page
Ox coloring page


Cattle coloring pages