We’re moving through the alphabet, slowly but surely! You might think that at letter X, we’re almost done – but we’re actually taking the letters out of order and leaving the hardest to write (think letter S!) until the end. (See our order here.) With this, our last post for letter X, we’re about a third of the way through. Read on for some preschool math ideas for the letter X!
1 – Problem Solving – Tic Tac Toe
It doesn’t get any simpler than this, but can you believe that I’ve never played Tic Tac Toe with my Four? This was a great chance to give him practice writing X’s while also teaching him some problem solving and strategy.
2 – Patterns – Finish the X Pattern
Another super simple activity — but again, it gets the handwriting and math in there together! (Need more ideas for teaching patterns? Check here.)
3 – Problem Solving – Which one is different? (pack)
I created this set of 12 colorful “Which one is different?” sheets for preschool and kindergarten. They get harder as you move through the set. My Four enjoyed crossing out the ones that didn’t belong. My almost-Three used a letter X stamp. Want to get your free set? Visit this post.
4 – Subtraction – Introduction to Subtraction
If you haven’t introduced subtraction to your preschooler, now’s a great time. Draw a set of items, tell him how many to “X out,” and count how many are left. You can make your own pictures or use a few from my Transportation Math pack (find it here).
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