Want to sneak in some handwriting practice in a fun, child-friendly way? Play this X-Ray Man for excellent writing game! This game is simple to make and can be easily adapted to fit any age and developmental level, so it can grow along with your child.
The premise of this game is that you use chalk to draw an X-Ray on the X-Ray Man’s body (chalkboard contact paper) after you feed him food, so you can see what’s inside…. just like a real X-Ray! To make this game more educational, have your child feed the X-Ray Man “learning food” (pieces of foam/paper with shapes, letters, numbers, or words written on it) and then draw those concepts on X-Ray Man’s belly.
1 empty baby wipes box
2 wiggly eyes
Scrap pieces of foam or paper
Chalkboard contact paper
How to Construct
1. Cut and stick the chalkboard contact paper to fit around the sides of the baby wipes box (it lay flat if you cut 4 separate pieces rather than curving around all the corners)
2. Glue or tape on the wiggly eyes
3. Decorate hair and nose with foam pieces or paper
4. Cut out several pieces of foam or paper for the X-Ray Man food
5. Draw shapes, numbers, letters, or words on the X-Ray food pieces (coordinate with the learning concepts you are teaching your child)
How to Play
Once your X-Ray Man is assembled, have your child identify the learning concept a piece of food (for example, it may be a number, shape, letter, or word).’
Have your child then drop some food into the X-Ray Man’s mouth.
Have your child use the chalk to draw the learning concept that was on the “food” onto the X-Ray Man’s belly
Repeat until the X-Ray Man has eaten all of it’s food (you can erase as needed).
Have an eXcellent time with this X-Ray Man Game!