Storytime: Letter X


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary & Narrative Skill


Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
Max’s Words
by Kate Banks
Max’s Dragon by Kate Banks
Mighty Max
by Harriet Ziefert
My Little Red Toolbox
by Stephen T. Johnson
My Little Yellow Taxi by Stephen T. Johnson
Xavier Ox’s Zylophone Experiment
by Barbara deRubertis
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
by Alice McLerran
Fix-it Duck
by Jez Alborough
Hello, Red Fox
by Eric Carle
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Max’s ABC
by Rosemary Wells
Jessica’s X-Ray
by Pat Zont


  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Song
  4. Flannelboard
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Flannelboard
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Action Rhyme
  9. Flannelboard
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. Flannelboard
  12. Craft


Letter X Books

My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand
My Mom Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister
Exclamation by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis


Rhyme: 24th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Flannelboard: A Taxi is a Car (via The Measured Mom)
A taxi is a car,
A taxi is a car,
You tell the driver where to go,
And then you ride that far.

Action Rhyme: Red Fox, Red Fox (via Kings County Library System)
Red fox, red fox turn around,
Red fox, red fox touch the ground.
Red fox, red fox reach up high,
Red fox, red fox touch the sky.
Red fox, red fox touch your nose,
Red fox, red fox touch your toes.
Red fox, red fox slap your knees,
Red fox, red fox sit down please.

Flannelboard: Looking for Treasure (via Library and Archives Canada)
I’m looking for treasure, yesiree!
Want to come along with me?
We can look for coins of gold,
“X” marks the spot so we’ve been told.
We’ll bring a shovel to dig, dig, dig,
If we find some we’ll dance a jig!

Flannelboard: X-Ray (via Storytime Katie)

CRAFT: Letter “Xx” Xylophone!

Letter X Xylophone

I have been dreading “Letter X Storytime” since I began this Alphabet Soup themed series back in January. Luckily, this Pinterest page was very helpful. This week’s xylophone, letter X-shaped craft was inspired by Totally Tots. As usual, I made some alterations, scanned my version and printed lots of copies. Crayons, colored pencils and fuzzy pom-poms were provided. My example (seen above) is shown sans pom-poms, but my munchkins added pom-poms to the top of their percussion hammers.


The first storytime session was pure chaos (for a lot of reasons I’m not comfortable discussing, but will have to address via creative and polite means). I decided to deviate from my storytime outline, and skipped reading My Mom Has X-Ray Vision and Exclamation due to the preschooler’s unruly behavior. Thankfully, I’d prepared extra extension activities so the storytime session was not disastrously short. Rather than tempt fate, I opted to follow the same routine for the second class (who is almost always well-behaved)I really liked this week’s set of extension activities, but I still feel a bit disppointed that my kiddos missed out on two excellent and funny picture books. I’m going to have to find a creature way to include them in future storytime sessions. Check out copies of My Mom Has X-Ray Vision and Exclamation from your local library, I really enjoyed reading both.


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