The sound this letter stands for is - /x/ as at the end of box (ks).
**Important Note** The letter X does not come at the beginning of very many words, especially with the proper sound (ks). I have chosen words that have X at the beginning, middle or ending of a word used with the proper sound (ks). (Xylophone is commonly used in children's alphabet books, but I have refrained from using it since it really makes a 'zzz' sound.)
Theme words - fox, box, ox, fix, mix, wax, taxi, next, x-ray, exit, exercise, duplex, boxcar, axe, explore, extra, exodus, axis, flex
Poetry and Rhymes:
by Katrina Lybbert
exciting letter X!
So extra special is letter X.
Fox, box, mix, wax,
Phlox, ox, six, tax.
Always an adventure to explore,
With letter X, which we adore!
Books to read aloud:
Fox: The Sound of X
by Alice K. Flanagan
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca
The Taxi that Hurried a Golden Book
The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf
Listen to Saxophone music!!!
Six Little Ducks
Hunting We Will Go
hunting we will go, a hunting we will go,
Heigh ho, the dairy-o, a hunting we will go.
A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go,
We'll catch a fox and put him in a box,
And then we'll let him go.
Eat a deluxe pizza, or use different foods to create the shape of x on a plate such as - pretzels, carrot or celery sticks.
Bible Story/Character Trait
Say a number and then ask your child which number comes next.
Six: Count to six with a variety of objects.
Flower - Phlox
Mammal - Fox (Vixen - female fox)
Learn about having an x-ray taken!
about how the Earth spins on it's axis. (Use a globe.)
Study the geography of Texas.
Decorate a letter X
- make a large X out of construction paper, glue macaroni, sparkles, or
some other small objects on to the X.
Letter X cookies - mix up a batch of X shaped cookies!
Tic Tac Toe - play
using X's and O's.
Pretend to be a Jack-in-the-Box and pop out of a cardboard box.
a trip to a rail yard and look for boxcars.
© 2000 - 2003 by Katrina Lybbert