Z is for Zebra and Zoo….

Our classroom was a zoo this week as we learned all about the letter Zz.  We had so much fun learning a song about Zelda Zebra and making a fun hand print craft to go along with it.  We became zoo animals and acted out parts of the story “Zoo Looking” and ended the week with a special Zebra Cake snack too!

Read with Me

letter z story for preschoolers

We read “Zack the Lazy Zebra” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, “Zoo Looking” by Mem Fox and “Animal Strike at the Zoo” by Karma Wilson.  These are all fun books to read aloud that teach about zoo animals and the letter Z.

letter z story for preschoolers

letter z craft ideas for preschoolers

We made these fun zoo masks out of Zoo Pals paper plates.  We cut the eyes out of the plates and glued a popsicle stick handle onto them.  As I read the book “Zoo Looking”  the children listened for when I read the name of their animal and then acted out the part of that animal.

letter z story for preschoolers

Sing With Me

letter z song for preschoolers

Zelda Zebra

(Tune: “L’il Liza Jane”)

Zelda Zebra zips and zooms

here at the zoo.

Zelda zips and zooms by Zeek

and Zoe, too.

Zelda tells Zeek, “I do like Z!”

Zeek tells Zelda, “I do agree!”

letter z song for preschoolers

Craft Time

zebra hand print craft for preschoolers

We made hand print zebras to go along with our zoo and zebra theme.

zebra hand print craft for preschoolers

We added a few black stripes, a mane, tail and google eye to complete the craft.

letter z craft ideas for preschoolers

We made Ziti necklaces by painting the noodles, letting them dry and then stringing them.

letter z craft ideas for preschoolers

letter z craft ideas for preschoolers

Snack Time

We ate yummy Zebra Cakes to end our fun week all about the zoo and the letter Z!

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