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We are nearing the end of the alphabet, but since I started in the middle, we are actually only about halfway through this series. *smile*
The letter X is, to me, one of the more difficult letters in our alphabet. I mean, what X letters can you think of other than xylophone, x-ray, and xenophobia? (I bet I caught your attention with that last word, didn't I?)
As usual, you can find wonderful "X" resources over at First School, Apples4theTeacher, Preschool Express by Jean Warren, and DLTK's Growing Together. Here are a few sites that are new to me and offered several X activities and ideas.
- Brightly Beaming Resources was by far the best site I encountered. The Letter X page offers ideas for Language Arts, Music, Snacks, Bible Story/Character Traits, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Games, and even a Field Trip. Take the time to browse through the Brightly Beaming Curriculum - a free online curriculum for infants through children age 8. I like this site so well I am adding it to my sidebar!
- Everything Preschool offers X Songs, Art (make an X-ray or a treasure map where X marks the spot), Games (remember Tic Tac Toe?), Science (look at real X-Rays), Coloring Pages, and More.
- Just Preschool Themes.com offers good general suggestions for teaching the alphabet (make letters out of sandpaper and play-doh). Their letter X file is rather small, not surprisingly. As I said, this is a tough letter; however, they offer plenty of ideas for other letters.
- A to Z Kids' Stuff Alphabet Letter X page contains links for Letter X Patterns, three coloring pages, and ideas for X art and games.
- A to Z Teacher's Stuff offers this easy yet fun X Relay for preschoolers.