Alphabet Letter X Xylophone Theme
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter X.  The presentation ideally should be part of xylophone theme activities and craft.

Alphabet Activity > Letter X is for Xylophone

Present and display your option of alphabet letter X is for Xylophone printable materials listed in the materials column.

*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 the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil  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.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter X's and then discuss the locations with the poster. 

For advanced independent handwriting practice, print your choice of printable lined-paper or story paper (draw, color & write).

Letter X wordsLetter X Activity Page and Mini Book This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter X program of activities 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 (refer to letter activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter X in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. 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 Materials

Other learning activities with the color poster:
1.  Color Practice: 
The poster features a xylophone featuring many colors.  This is a fun opportunity to practice color recognition.  Point to the colors and encourage children to name the color and a favorite object or thing in that color.

2.  Counting/Numbers:  Count each color section in the xylophone and/or print the numbers in each section.
Coloring and/or Craft Activity:  
1.  Encourage the children to color the xylophone image with a variety of materials.

Alphabet Letter X Xylophone Printable Activities
Review this alphabet set

Alphabet Letter X Xylophone Poster

Color Poster

Alphabet  Coloring Page and Manuscript Handwriting Guidelines
Coloring Page

Handwriting Worksheet

Letter X Worksheet & Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block

Printable lined-paper

Drawing & writing paper

*coloring and writing materials

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