Show and Tell Letter X (20 Ideas) – 2023 Updated Guide

One of the trickiest letters among all the alphabets is the letter ‘X’. For a child, it certainly is a bit tough to pronounce. You see it as something else and pronounce it like a Z.


But that’s the beauty of it. You want your child to learn as many words there is to enrich her vocabulary and to know new stuff.

Things that start with X are often hard to find and probably you don’t even know more than 5 such words. 

20 Show and Tell Ideas that Start With X


  1. Xylophone – The musical instrument with wooden bars and played with mallets.
    LOOIKOOS Xylophone for Kids Wood Xylophone with 2 Mallets Educational& Preschool Learning Baby Percussion Wooden Musical Instruments Toys for Boys and Girls
  2. X-ray – Get a toy X-ray machine.
    Roylco True to Life Human X-Rays
  3. X (the alphabet) – Write it up on paper and show it to your baby
    What About X? An Alphabet Adventure
  4. Xerox paper – The papers you use for photocopy
    Xerox 3R02051 Vitality Multipurpose Printer Paper, 8 1/2 x 14, White, 500 Sheets/RM
  5. X-men action figure –  Time to buy action figures from the X-men comic series
    Hasbro Marvel Legends Series 6-inch Collectible Action Figures 3-Pack X-Men Toys, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Marvel’s Cyclops, Premium Design
  6. X-box – If you have one maybe let your child touch and play, if not show it to her.
    Microsoft Xbox Series S Gilded Hunters Bundle - Includes Xbox Wireless Controller - Up to 120 frames per second - 10GB RAM 512GB SSD - Experience high dynamic range - Xbox Velocity Architecture
  7. Xenomorph –  It’s something that has an unusual shape, an alien for example
    QMx Quantum Mechanix - Alien - Xenomorph Zippermouth Plush
  8. Xenon –  The colorless gas Xenon. Show it on the periodic table
    Periodic table science poster LAMINATED new 2023 chart teaching elements classroom BLACK decoration premium educators atomic number guide 15x20
  9. Xenon lights –  Lots of cars have Xenon lights
    Nilight D3S HID Headlight Bulbs, Super Bright D3S HID Bulb 6000K Diamond White High Low Beam HID Xenon Bulbs Replacement, 2-Pack
  10. Xerosis –  It’s a dry skin condition and you can show pictures of it online
    CeraVe Moisturizing Cream | Body and Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin | Body Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides | Daily Moisturizer | Oil-Free | Fragrance Free | Non-Comedogenic | 19 Ounce
  11. Xylem – The tissue that helps transport water in plants. Show a picture of a plant’s transportation system. It’s a good chance to introduce your child to biology
    Biology for Curious Kids: Discover the Wondrous Living World! (Curious Kids, 1)
  12. Xebec –  Xebecs were Mediterranean sailing ships and you can find pictures of it or maybe a miniature version. Great as a toy!
    JMBricklayer Pirate Ship Building Sets for Adults 40101 - Mysterious MOC Ship Set Ideal Gifts for Teens Age 14+ Adults who Like Challenging Blocks (3653 Pieces)
  13. Xenolith –  Xenoliths are any rock trapped inside another rock. Your child will love to watch it if you manage to find one.
    DANCING BEAR Rock, Mineral & Geodes Treasure Hunt Activity Kit (200 Pc Set) Real Shark Teeth Fossils, ID Sheet & Rock Book, STEM
  14. Xiphoid –  Xiphoid is a type of small bone that is attached where the ribs and breastbone meet. You can show this from any anatomy picture.
    Palace Learning 3 Pack - Muscle + Skeleton + Nervous System Anatomy Poster Set - Muscular and Skeletal System Anatomical Charts - Laminated 18' x 24'
  15. Xmas – Merry Christmas!!
    Beita Christmas 3D Illusion Doormat Non-Slip Floor Mat Christmas Party Decorations Suit for Any Deck, Patio, Porch, Veranda (50 * 80CM, Red)
  16. Xylitol –  A type of additive used as a sugar substitute. You can find this in a lot of grocery stores
    NOW Foods, Xylitol, Pure with No Added Ingredients, Keto-Friendly, Low Glycemic Impact, Low Calorie, 2.5-Pound (Packaging May Vary)

  17. Xolo (Xoloitzcuintle) –  It’s a type of hairless dog.
    Healthy Breeds Xoloitzcuintli Omega HP Fatty Acid Skin and Coat Support Soft Chews 60 Count
  18. Xenops – Also known as ovenbirds found mostly in Mexico and Central America.
    Birdy ABC Coloring Book For Kids: Fine-Motor Skills Development for Kids 2-4, 4-6, and 6-8. Learn the names of different birds a to z. Engage your creativity by creating colorful birds.
  19. Xouba –  Small Sardines
    Yeowww Tin of Stinkies, 3 in a Sardine Tin, Multicolor, 1Pack
  20. Xinomavro –  A type of black grape
    Xinomavro. The Wine-grape Variety of Central-western Macedonia


Final Words

Letter X shouldn’t be only confined to words that only start with X. You can also show your stuff that has the letter X anywhere in its name. For example Box, Tax, Wax, etc. Keep looking and you will find more.

Check out our other posts in the Show and Tell Letter Series:

Show and Tell Letter V
Show and Tell Letter J
Show and Tell Letter W
Show and Tell Letter O
Show and Tell Letter N
Show and Tell Letter G


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