This was our Valentines Day Card for the parents this year. They wrote X's and O's and talked about how X's are hugs and O's are for kisses. Cross your arms into an X and give yourself a hug. Make your mouth an O and kiss!
"Xx" is for Xylophones
We just cut our own strips from colored construction paper to create our pretend xylophones.
"Xx" is for Xylophone.
Copy and paste several of these xylophone pictures to a page for children to cut out and glue to the letter.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Xx,
This is a tough one, you can try to find a picture of an x ray,
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this, available from school supply stores. You can sometimes find them at hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder (You will need to cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.
X Marks the Spot
Give children a treasure map and mark it with an X. Go on a treasure hunt. Email me if you would like me to send you the treasure map we used for this.
Group Time Activity
Make a Xylophone by taking glass tumblers, glasses, or small jars and filling them with different levels of water (ranging from full to empty)from empty to full. Let children make music by tapping on the glasses with a spoon (wooden or metal).
Provide several different finger foods children cn use to form x's such as pretzel sticks, carrot and celery sticks, cheese strips, licorice, breadsticks, etc. Invite children to arrange food pieces into x's befrore eating them. Then, challenge them to make both capital and lowercase letters.
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