Alphabet Letter X Xenops Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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Xenops is a genus of ovenbirds. It only has two species: the plain xenops and the streaked xenops. These are found in Mexico, Central and South America. They are small birds that are mostly brownish and mainly feed on insects found on bark, rotting tree stumps and bare twigs.
Present the letter X Xenops six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and make sure to identify the letter X formed in the tree branch.
Children age 3 and under:
Print a letter X coloring page and a Xenops coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Identify the X that is part of the tree branch in the image. 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. Encourage children to color the fox coloring page and write letter X x and the word Xenops and underline letter X.
Handwriting worksheet tips:
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.
Have the children find all the letter X's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.
Children ages 3+:
Letter X words: Letter X Worksheet Program and Mini-Book can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter W home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter X printable activities.
Letter X Word Search: The four word search game features letter X words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw an fox behind the page or print a Xenops
Xenops online puzzle
Letter X coloring page
Letter X Worksheet & Mini Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
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Word search & handwriting