Even the most x-acting child will be super x-cited to see this x-traordinary ABC Craft! All wordplay aside, there’s lots to love about a lowercase X craft that stars such an ever-popular musical instrument!
Here’s What You’ll Need
2 sheets of printer paper
Card stock (we used light green, brown, gray, orange, yellow, green, and blue)
Cut out the templates and trace the letter X and the xylophone pieces onto card stock.
Cut out the letter X and xylophone pieces.
Glue the letter X onto a full sheet of card stock (we used light green, but you can use any color you like).
Glue the orange key across the bottom of the letter X.
Evenly space the rest of the keys–first yellow, then green, and then blue–above the orange key as shown in the example.
Affix gray screws to the ends of the keys.
Learning with Your Letter X Craft
Although the word xylophone begins with the letter X, it does not begin with the most common sound of X. The most common sound of X is /ks/ as in box, fox, and ax. As you and your child assemble your X Is for Xylophone Craft, practice saying /ks/–/ks/–box together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.
We would LOVE to see how your lowercase X craft turns out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!