Welcome to our alphabet series for kindergarten teachers and homeschool families. Today, we will be sharing tips and activities for teaching X words for kindergarten.

Teaching X can be a little tricky. This is simply because there are a limited amount of words that start with the /x/ sound. With that in mind, teachers often focus on words that end with x.


In this blog post, we will share activities that start and end with x, printable letter x worksheets, lists of words that start and end with x, and tips for teaching the alphabet.

Crafts and Activities that Start with X

Xylophone Craft: Make a miniature xylophone using popsicle sticks or craft foam. Attach small buttons or beads to each stick to represent the xylophone’s keys.

X Marks the Spot Treasure Map: Create a treasure map where the letter “X” marks the location of hidden treasure. Kids can draw and color the map and place a shiny sticker or small toy at the “X” to represent the treasure.

X-Ray Vision Glasses: Using cardboard or construction paper, cut out a pair of glasses frames. Attach a strip of paper in the shape of an “X” between the lenses. Decorate the glasses with markers or stickers and let kids wear them as “X-ray vision” glasses.

X-Ray Hand Craft: Trace a child’s hand onto a piece of paper or cardboard. Cut out the hand shape and then cut out a smaller hand shape within it to create an “X-ray” effect.


Printable Alphabet Worksheets and Activities 

Here is a collection of alphabet activities, and printable letter x worksheets,  you can do when teaching letters and sounds.

Alphabet Vocabulary Words and Picture Cards

Free Alphabet Playdoh Mats

Alphabet Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet SuperStars

Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

Alphabet Letter Search

Alphabet Coloring Pages 

Check out the complete alphabet activity pack HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities. 


To introduce letter x words to kindergarten children, I recommend integrating word and picture cards into their daily life routines.   

The alphabet word cards come with lowercase x and uppercase X cards, along with picture cards and words cards that have easy words that start with /X/ – both have a corresponding picture to help build the child’s vocabulary. 


X Words for Kindergarten

This list has simple words that start with x and words that end with x.

Words that Start with X

  1. Xylophone
  2. X-ray
  3. Xerox

Words That End with X

  1. Box
  2. Fox
  3. Mix
  4. Fix
  5. Flex
  6. Ox
  7. Six
  8. Wax
  9. Max
  10. Ax
  11. Fax

Tips for Teaching the Alphabet and Letter X

Here, you will find tips for teaching the letter x to your kindergarten kids. You will find many tips are helpful for teaching all letters of the alphabet.

  1. Use Multi-Sensory Activities: Incorporate activities that engage different senses. For example, use tactile materials like sandpaper or playdoh to create the letter “X” for kids to touch and trace.
  2. Create Letter “X” Art: Engage kids in art projects related to the letter “X.” They can create “X-ray” art by gluing cotton swabs in the shape of the letter, or they can make “Xylophone” crafts using colorful paper.
  3. Letter Hunt: Hang the letter X cards from this Alphabet Write the Room activity, and let the kids search for words that end with X.
  4. Group Activities: Arrange collaborative activities where kids work together to create the letter “X” using their bodies, forming the shape on the floor or with their arms.
  5. Letter and Picture Sorting: Let the kids do a letter X picture sort with these Alphabet Cards. They are great in pocket charts or as a center.
  6. Letter X Show and Tell: Encourage children to bring objects from home that start with the letter “X” for a show-and-tell session.

Before you go, here are more posts you’ll enjoy:

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