Kinder Club – Letter X

Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.

This week’s letter is Xx!

X is for x-ray and xylophone!

Can you trace the letter in the picture above with your finger? Can you write the letter on a piece of paper? Try writing the letter in uppercase and lowercase. Remember uppercase is BIG and lowercase is small.  

Oh no! Skeleton has the hiccups! Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. share a silly story about Skeleton and his hiccups. Who tries to help Skeleton get rid of his hiccups? Can you remember two of the things Ghost told Skeleton to do to get rid of his hiccups? How did Skeleton finally get rid of his hiccups?

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Publishers for allowing us to share this story with you.

Mrs. K. went on a letter hunt looking for things that start with the letter X. How many things did she find? Can you name them? X is a tricky letter to find as not many words start with it. If you can’t find anything that starts with X, try finding something that ENDS with it. How many things can you find? What was your favorite item that you found today?

If you picked up a Letter of the Week packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stay tuned for next week’s letter. 

Kindergarten Readiness Tip: X is for eXtra practice. Pick one skill that is hard for you to do and practice it this week. It could be learning to tie your shoes, reciting your address or following directions. Practicing a skill turns it into a routine or habit which makes it easier for you to do. It’s okay to still make mistakes and ask for help while practice something. Mistakes help us learn and learning is fun!