The Letter Z

Language Arts

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:

"Five Little Zinnias" by Susan M. Paprocki
"I'm a Little Zebra" by Jean Warren

Books to read aloud:

Zella, 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


Zoodles, zucchini

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?


Flower - Zinnia
Mammal - Zebra
Sea Creature - Zooplankton

Social Studies

Color a map of Zambia and find on the globe.

Art Project

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.

Field Trip

Visit the zoo!  Look for the zebras.


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