Exploring the alphabet is so much fun for our little learners.
We look for letters in different places all around us: in our classroom, the playground, and even at home.
Because playing literacy games is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
We find ourselves engrossed in our stacks of Alphabet Books and find exciting ways to integrate them into our curriculum. And we even decorate our room with our creative and colorful Alphabet Posters.
To continue with our weekly letter craft I’ve created this Animal Alphabet X is for X-Ray Craft so our preschool and kindergarten students can learn the letter X in a hands-on way.
If you’d like to implement this weekly letter and craftivity into your curriculum, be sure to have a look at our Animal Alphabet Letter of the Week Series. Each craft offers a chance for your kids to practice coloring, cutting, tracing, and gluing to make a fun animal that begins with the featured letter.
Supplies for the Animal Alphabet X is for X-Ray Fish Craft
Getting the Animal Alphabet X is for X-Ray Fish Craft Ready
So that you are able to differentiate this activity you can choose how your students complete the writing portion of the activity. For students that aren’t able to write on their own yet, you can have them use the tracing version of the craft that will have the dotted letters to trace “Xx is for X-Ray Fish.” For students that are able to write independently, they can use the non-tracing version that comes with this download.
You’ll want to print enough letters for each of your students, plus some extras in case there are mistakes.
Doing the Animal Alphabet X is for X-Ray Fish Craft
Do your kiddos know what an x-ray is? I have my students complete this x-ray activity as a fun way to introduce them to the concept.
To start our X-Ray fish, we first talk about how the bones of the fish will look just like the bones in an x-ray. Now it’s time to start the craft. We begin by coloring the letter X blue for the ocean water.
Students will then complete the sentence at the bottom of the page. I encourage my students to say the sentence out loud as they are writing it.
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Once the Letter X page is completed, we are ready to make the X-Ray Fish.
Students will color the pieces of the fish. You can have an example for them to copy or let them use their imagination and color their fish any way they want.
Next, they will cut the X-Ray fish out. The bones for the fish are not part of the printable, so students can use scrap pieces from their fish paper to make the bones. Cut out a long rectangular piece of paper for the spine and much smaller rectangles for the ribs.
Once the fish with their bones are done, glue it to the letter X. There is a picture on the craft sheet to use as a guide.
That’s it! Your emerging readers will be so proud of their X is for X-Ray Fish!
The finished product can be displayed on an alphabet wall or saved to bind into an Animal Alphabet Book at the end of the series! I love displaying the student’s classwork like this.
You can find the entire animal alphabet crafts in a single download!
Want More Alphabet Ideas?
Here are some Hands-on Alphabet Learning Activities for your classroom.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy the Animal Alphabet X is for X-Ray Fish Craft to use in your classroom this year!