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Alphabet Letter Z Zoo Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Science > Animals > The Zoo | Zoology
A zoo is place where living animals, especially wild ones, are kept for people to look at and for scientific research and study. The word "zoo" is short for zoological garden. Zoology is the science and study of animals.
Community helpers and careers > Zookeeper @ Wikipedia.org Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Zoo > Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun zoo image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Z is for Zoo
Present and display your option of Z Zoo 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 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.
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 images found in the worksheet. You can also display other posters and coloring pages or make a letter Z classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter Z Printable Activities to make your choice.
Letter Z Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four word search game features a zoo and letter Z words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice, print your choice of printable lined-paper or story paper (draw, color & write).
Zoo Coloring Book or Zoo Mural Activity: Put together a mural or coloring book with a zoo theme with animals coloring pages from A to Z and zookeeper coloring page. Visit a zoo online to learn about the animals.
Book | Literacy activity: Zoo theme > "Goodnight, Gorilla" > This activity includes printable materials for the book.
Read "Goodnight, Gorilla," a classic preschool book. The book introduces children to a zoo and seven different animals, all mammals: a gorilla, a mouse, elephant, lion, giraffe, hyena and armadillo in that order. They also get to meet the kind zookeeper and the zookeeper's wife who live just outside the zoo grounds.
Letter Z coloring page
Letter Z Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Word search & handwriting
Drawing & Writing Paper
Zookeeper coloring page
Animals coloring pages