X Words for Kids

Explore our collection of X words for kids below, ready to be utilized in vocabulary lessons. We’ve also provided some fun text ideas that you can use by copying and pasting into your lesson materials.

X, a most unique but important letter, is taking a short trip to Xenia, OH! How exciting! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term. 

X has packed its crossbody bag for Xenia, OH! During X’s trip, X is excited to learn about different words where the letter “x” appears and its common uses. X already knows that the letter “x” makes a /ks/, /gz/, or /ksh/ sound. X is looking forward to exploring and learning! 

Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet. 

CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: X’s first stop in Xenia brings it to Xenia Station, a replica of Xenia’s original 1880s brick railroad station! Chooo chooo! This historic train station allows X to learn about Xenia’s history! While there, X digs into its crossbody bag for its first word list! CVC words have a specific order: one consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “cat,” “sit,” and “fun.” Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words that end with the letter “x.” Note how the “x” makes a /ks/ sound. Let’s read what X reads!

boxfixmixtexlox
taxsixmaxpoxfox

“X” Pronunciation, /ks/: X journeys to Shawnee Park! A beautiful park filled with lush greenery and playgrounds where X can enjoy the exuberance of outdoor activities, have a picnic, and maybe even spot some exotic wildlife. X finds a shady place to rest, X looks in its crossbody bag for its next list. This one is unique! The letter “x” can take many forms depending on its placement in the word and where the word comes from. In these words, the letter “x” is pronounced as /ks/:

executeexpertextremetaxitoxic
exerciseexplainextrovertedtaxespox
exitexposeoxygenTexasx-ray

“X” Pronunciation, /gz/: That’s extremely cool, X! X gets into game mode with a visit to the thrilling local skate park where X can witness incredible skateboard tricks. After befriending some kind local skaters, X digs into its crossbody bag for its next list. This one is different from the last, but focuses on a similar skill! The letter “x” can take many forms depending on its placement in the word and where the word comes from. In these words, the letter “x” is pronounced as /gz/. Let’s read the words with X!

examineexecutiveexhibitexhibitionexhaust
exampleexistingexecutiveexuberantexothermal
exhaustedexaminationexistexaltExeter

“X” Pronunciation, /z/: X quiets down at the Xenia Community Library. So nice! X sits with criss cross legs, zips open its crossbody bag and looks for its next reading list. This one is different from the previous, but focuses on a similar skill! The letter “x” can take many forms depending on its placement in the word and where the word comes from. In these words, the letter “x” is pronounced as /z/ like in “zebra.” Let’s read the words with X!

xylophonexenonxeroxXavierXenia

“X” in Animals: X ventures to the Greene Town Center where X can enjoy the best of Xenias shops and restaurants. “Gotta get some souvenirs,” says X. Sounds exquisite, X! The next list from X’s crossbody bag is all about animals whose names begin with “x.” Interestingly, most of these animals are classified as marine (ocean) life! Let’s see what X discovers!

xenopsxiphiasxantus hummingbirdxanthurus
xerusxray tetraxanclomysxanthareel (yellow eel)

“X” in Communication: To conclude the day, X visits the Xenia Community Theater for a show! This makes X think about how important communication and expression really are. X digs into its bag for the final list– this one hits the spot! Here are words that contain the letter “x” that readers and communicators should become familiar with.

exactexcitementexpectextolexplainer
exaltexclaimexplainextraordinaryexult
examineexclusiveexploreextrovertexultation
exasperateexonerateexecuteextrovertedexecution
exceptionalexerciseexpressexuberant
exchangeexpanseextendexude