The sound this letter stands for is - /z/ as in zebra.
Theme words - zebra, zoo, zero, zest, zipper, zone, zoom
Poetry and Rhymes:
In the book 1001 Rhymes & Fingerplays:
Little Zinnias" by Susan M. Paprocki
"I'm a Little Zebra" by Jean Warren
Books to read aloud:
Zack and Zodiak
by Bill Peet
If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
The Zebra-Striped Whale with the Polka-Dot Tail by Shari F. Donahue
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino
You could learn about the Concert Zither.
Zip a dee do dah
Bible Story/Character Trait
Zechariah, Zephaniah, or Zipporah(wife of Moses, see Exodus 2:21) / Zealous
Zero - You could start with some objects and ask how many need to disappear so we will have zero?
Mammal - Zebra
Sea Creature - Zooplankton
Color a map of Zambia and find on the globe.
Add the stripes to a zebra. This can be done with a printout of a horse and adding black strips of paper or yarn.
Practice using a zipper.
Make an obstacle course which requires a lot of zigzag movements.
the zoo! Look for the zebras.
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