Alphabet Letter X Ox Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Alphabet > Letter X > Ox
ends with an X | Animals > Mammals > Farm > Cattle | Fairy Tales | Legends > Paul
Bunyan | Holidays & Events> Jan or Feb > Chinese New
Year | Jun 28 > Paul
Bunyan's Day - Blue Ox Babe | Oct 12th >
World Farm Animals Day | Transportation > Land transport
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.