An ox, also known as a bullock in Australia and parts of Asia, is a beast of burden - it has always been used to pull and to plow. They are stronger than horses, calmer if well trained, and can also work for longer. By using a wooden frame called a yoke, oxen can be "yoked" together to pull even heavier loads.

Fun Fact: Some American pioneers used oxen to pull their wagons across the country.

Year of the Ox
The ox is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and 2021 is the Year of the Ox! If you have an ox in your family or a classroom of oxen, you might want to check out our resources!
Year of the Ox

Ox Colouring Pages
Printable ox colouring pages for this large Asian beast of burden!
Ox Crafts
Enjoy our collection of ox crafts for kids - perfect for Year of the Ox, or perhaps a farm theme?...
Ox Printables
Here's a collection of free ox printables for children born in the Year of the Ox, for Chinese...
Ox Worksheets
Just a few worksheets with an ox theme - but we hope that they will be useful, perhaps for a farm...

Oxen pulling cart
A pair of oxen pulling a cart

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