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Alphabet Letter Z Zebra
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter Z Zebra
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter Z. This presentation for letter Zz should ideally be part of wild animals or zoo animals theme activities and crafts.

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.

Online resource >  National Geographic Kids > Zebras

Alphabet Activites: Alphabet Letter Z is for Zebra

Materials:

  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies
Present the letter Z zebra six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter Z in upper and lower case. Full screen reccommende and number of pieces are adjustable.

Children Age 3 and under:

  • Print letter Z coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a zebra coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter Z words found on the worksheet.

  • Finger 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.

  • Children can trace and color the letter Z's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image. Write the word zebra on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6 - beginning letter Z:

Letter Z words (initial consonant sound): Letter Z Worksheet and Mini Book > These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related Z words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter Z words and image found in the worksheet. Display other Z posters and coloring pages or even make a letter Z classroom book. Visit letter Z printable activities to make your choice.

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 or handwriting practice worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, 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.

Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page or worksheet.

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:

zebra online jigsaw puzzle

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Zebra > Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish. The default puzzle is 6 pieces and adjustable.

 

  

Coloring pages and activities:

zebra coloring page put stripes trace word

Trace Zz zebra &
put stripes on the zebra
[S. Block] [D'Nealian]

 

Zebra Tube Craft
Crafts > DLTK-Kids Printable Zebra Crafts

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