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Hi Guys! Christina Morrison here from Glimmercat Education and I have a very fun freebie packet to share with all of you here, specifically for Kindergarten kiddos!
Let’s talk the letter X for a moment, shall we? Because we all know, it is not the most utilized letter in the alphabet. In fact, sometimes this poor letter seems to be downright ignored. But you can’t blame folks. I mean, X usually gets put at the end of words, or somewhere in the middle. So finding activities to work with it can be tricky. This is EXACTLY why Glimmercat Education decided to offer a packet full of ideas and activities for free.
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Not only do we have crafts related to the letter X (an X-ray craft, an xylophone, the ever popular X-ray fish, and creating your very own boX), but we also include a fun Dot-to-Dot, an “X marks the spot” color by letter treasure map, and lesson plans if you wish to try these activities out in a Letter of the Week styled program.
But enough talk! Let’s explore some of the pages we include in this fun pdf packet that is downloadable for free right here.
With this picture, we introduce the letter X, the sound of X and X-rays all at the same time!
We pretend that our friendly character Glimmercat discovers an X-Ray machine and when the machine takes her X-ray (Xxxx!) she here’s the X sound (Xxxx!). Of course, it is super important to put a lot of fun emphasis on the Xxxx! when you say it. (pronounced ksss)
Then, we explore the letter X through flash cards, or this fun Matching Game…
And with this fun introduction to a variety of words containing the letter X, we can begin some of the delightful letter X crafts, like the Xylophone.
But, make sure and get everyone pumped up beforehand by showing them this awesome child playing the Xylophone like a boss:
Then, follow it up with a puzzle sheet that shows another child playing on her xylophone, when it is
all put together:
This process of comprehensively connecting an idea throughout an activity is something that matters a lot for small children. The more you can tie an idea together with activities that replicate and reproduce, the better that fun repetition becomes for small learners.
Also included in our packet are a Path of Motion Color Sheet, a Practice
Sheet showing Path of Motion, and a helpful Writing Practice Sheet, all
of which combine to offer excellent writing practice, along with the
fun craft activities listed above.
Let me finish by sharing a wonderfully animated video retelling Antoinette Portis’ “Not a Box” picture book:
There’s no better way to finish this story than to create your own little box, as you can do with this fun printable craft and a little tape:
Download it all for free at our store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Glimmercat-Education
Or follow along at our own blog for other fun freebies: http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/