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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter Z. The presentation
ideally should be part of wild animals or zoo animals theme activities
Science > Animals > Wild Mammal > Endangered > Zebra
The zebra is large mammal with a striped coat, long legs, and
hooves. Zebras are closely related to horses but have shorter
manes. They live in large herds in Africa. Several kinds
of zebras are in danger of becoming extinct. The mountain
zebra and Grevy's
zebra are two of the most endangered.
Online resource > National Geographic's Animals Creature
Feature > Zebras
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Z is for Zebra
Present the letter Z zebra six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter Z in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of letter Z Zebra alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter Z's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to
count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number
order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter Z's: Have the children find all the
letter Z's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter Z's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter Z words (initial consonant sound): Letter
Z Activity Worksheet and Mini Book This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter Z program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related Z words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter Z words and images: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter Z in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display other Z posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter Z classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
Z Printable Materials to make your choice.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
Letter Z Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The four word search game features a zebra and letter Z words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper, draw a zebra or print a zebra
coloring page to color after writing practice.
and writing paper > draw and color a zebra and write letter
Craft Activity: Printable Zebra Crafts (external links)
craft (needs a toilet paper tub)
bag Zebra craft
paper craft sculpture (PDF format only) Grevy's zebra images, information
and complex paper craft for adults and older children, great
project for learning and display.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Zebra
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun zebra
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
*coloring and writing materials