While you shouldn’t actually eat an x-ray fish because they’re poisonous, when I did this activity with Rea she kindly reminded me that fish are friends, not food. However, with that said, today we are learning about the lowercase letter x and the sound it makes with the x-ray fish!
Bonus, it involves handprint art which is always a favorite of mine.
Grab a FREE copy of the x is for x-ray fish Template HERE.

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all lowercase letters and some sounds (x)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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x is for x-ray fish template

*Construction Paper


*White Paper

*Washable Paint



*Paint Brush

Step #1
Print and cut out the x is for x-ray fish template.
We printed ours on black paper.
Step #2
Glue your fish to a piece of white paper.
Step #3
Use white paint to draw an x on your Lil’s hand.
With your Lil’s hand spread out, start at the base of the index finger and draw a diagonal line down to the edge of the palm.
Repeat this process starting at the base of the pinky finger.
Step #4
Place your Lil’s hand in the center of the fish template and press down.
Step #5
Lift your Lil’s hand and label the paper x is for x-ray fish.

Teacher Tip

When we lifted Rea’s hand she said, “Look Mommy, we made an x,” which is always reassuring because sometimes it’s difficult to determine if your Lil’ is making the connection or not.


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