To help your child learn the lower case letter x.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the lower case letter x and say its name.

Download the lower case x worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-kindergarten – Kindergarten

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A piece of paper
  • A crayon

What to do:

  1. Make an x with you arms and ask your child if they know what letter you are making with your gesture.
  2. Write a lower case x on your paper.
  3. Tell your child that it is the lower case letter x and it sounds like ‘ks’. You can show them that a letter x looks like two crossed lines, and show them how you can make an x gesture with your arms or fingers.
  4. Ask your child to draw a lower case x, too.


If your child learns the lower case x right away, have them work on the supplemental worksheets for the letter X.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help out if they get stuck or ask any questions.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, write the small letter x on a piece of paper surrounded by other letters. Ask your child to look at the group of letters and pick out the letter x.