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Letter X Preschool Activities

Written by Debbie Brown | Updated October 6, 2023

X marks the spot, and this is the spot if you are looking for letter X preschool activities. While there aren’t as many X words as there are with other letters in the English alphabet, X is still a fun letter for preschoolers to learn.

Pictures of things that begin or end with the letter X for preschoolers

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Letter X Preschool Activities

  • Teach your child how to play tic-tac-toe.
  • Make X’s out of sticks, Q- tips, or popsicle sticks
  •  Set up a treasure hunt where X marks the spot on a treasure map.
  • Let children use black construction paper and a white crayon to create their own treasure map.
  • Make Xs with snack foods like blueberries, Goldfish or sandwiches – yum, yum,yum.

  • Use the X template in the free worksheets at the end of this post. Give your child items and have them line the items up to make the letter X.
Xs made out of bottle caps, toys, playdough and red pompoms

Letter X Sound

When it comes to letters, the sound of the letter x can be a tricky letter for preschoolers. With the exception of a few words like x-ray and xylophone, very few words start with the letter x. One of the most popular words, xylophone doesn’t even use the beginning sound /x/but the/z/ sound instead and that can be confusing to preschoolers. However, you will still want to introduce preschoolers to the /x/ sound, and for that, we’ll need to use words that have an /x/ sound out the end of them like box, mix, and ax.

Jack Hartman’s Learn the Letter X video is a great way to introduce this tricky letter to preschoolers. They will learn letter recognition, letter sounds, and letter formation

Letter X Crafts

Letter X crafts of X rayed hands for preschoolers

Here are a couple of easy letter X crafts your child will enjoy:

Letter X Books

Here are some fun Letter X books for your preschooler to enjoy:

Letter X Worksheets for Preschoolers

For young learners who enjoy worksheets, these free printables will be a fun learning activity.

More Letter X Preschool Activities

You can find more ideas to use with the Letter X in Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.

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DEBBIE BROWN | Owner and Curriculum Designer

Hi! I’m Debbie Brown. I created Tothood 101 because I’m passionate about sharing preschool activity ideas, and resources that I’ve gleaned from my 20+ years of experience teaching preschoolers at home and in the classroom. My goal is to encourage, guide, and help inspire you to make learning SUPER FUN for your preschooler at home! Check out the ABOUT page to learn more.


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