Letter Z Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

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Letter Z Arts and Crafts

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Zipper Rubbings
You’ll need different colored crayons, a piece of white paper and a variety of zippers from jackets, duffel bags, jeans, purses, etc. Lay the zipper as flat as you can on a table. Place the paper on top of the zipper then using the side of a crayon, rub it over the zipper. Do this with different kinds of zippers in different colors all over the paper.

Marble Painted Zebras
Materials:
White construction paper
Zebra pattern
Box lid
Marbles
Black paint

Directions:
Cut out 1 zebra from white construction paper per child, labeled. Place zebra into box lid. Place marbles into black paint. Next place marble into box lid. Have child move box lid back and forth to paint on black stripes.

“Z” Collage
Materials:
red construction paper
rick rack, various colors
glue
Directions:
Cut out 1 “Z” per child out of red construction paper. Cut the rick rack into small pieces. Have the children glue on the rick rack to their “Z”s.

Z Creature
Put the letter “Z” on a piece of paper. Have the children make their own letter “Z” creature by adding arms, legs, eyes, and whatever else their imagination leads them to make as part of their creature.

Zany Zoo Animals
If you fold a narrow band of paper on each narrow side of a 9×12″ piece of construction paper and then fold the paper in half, it will stand up. Cut an oval or circle shape out of the paper on the “feet” edge. Give the children scraps of paper, foam felt, yarn, glitter, etc to form eyes, heads, tails, fins, horns, beards, etc.

Ziploc Bags
There are now 2 types of Ziploc bags, you may want to offer both types. Place 2 or more different colors of tempera paint in the bag. Let the children zip them shut. Invite them to make “new” colors by mixing them together. For your more adventurous children you may want to place a piece of duct tape over the zipper to keep it closed.

 

Letter Z Games and Activities

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Fun With Z
~Listen to a recording of zither music
~Zoom around like cars, jets, or rockets
~Form Z’s on the floor with bodies
~Plant zinnia seeds
~Look for zeros in addresses and license plates

Zoo!
Plan a trip to the zoo. Prepare by studying different animals you will see, reading books, watching videos and filmstrips about the zoo. Make a list of questions about things the children want to find out. Let the children do projects after the field trip, such as making books or art projects for different animals. Match words and pictures of zoo animals.

Zoo Animals Guessing Game
What Am I? Ask the children to take turns acting out animals that are found at the zoo. As each animal is acted out, write its name on the board.

Zip It!
Teach children how to zip up their zippers if they don’t already know how to. Also, make a board with various objects that children can open and close (locks, etc.) and make sure there is a zipper on there.

Have the children cut zigzag lines.

Talk about the number Zero and practice drawing them.

Zinnias
Start zinnia seeds in the little peat pots. Talk about the different sizes and colors that zinnias come in.

Zigzag
Talk about walking in a zigzag, then practice walking that way. It will help if you place masking tape on the floor in a zigzag pattern for the children to walk on.

 

Letter Z Recipes and Snacks

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Yummy Zucchini!

Zucchini Bread

Fried Zucchini (cut into strips like french fries, bread, and fry. Serve with ketchup!)

Zesta saltine crackers

Zwieback Toast

 

Letter Z Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

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Zany Z’s
(Tune: London Bridge)
Zany Z’s are zipping by,
Zipping by, zipping by.
Zany Z’s are zipping by,
Zip! Zap! Zoom!

Zany zebras are zipping by,
Zipping by, zipping by.
Zany zebras are zipping by,
Zip! Zap! Zoom!

Zip Your Lips!
(Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It)
If you’re loud and you know it, zip your lips!
If you’re loud and you know it, zip your lips!
If you’re loud and you know it,
Then your mouth will surely show it.
If you’re loud and you know it, zip your lips!

The Zipper Man
(Tune: The Muffin Man)
Do you know the zipper man,
The zipper man, the zipper man?
Do you know the zipper man?
He loves to zip and zip.

He has a zipper coat,
A zipper coat, a zipper coat.
He has a zipper coat
That he can zip and zip.

He has two zipper boots…
He has a zipper tent…
He has a zipper bag…

Let the children add verses about other things they can zip.

Nine Little Zebras
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little zebras,
Four little, five little, six little zebras,
Seven little, eight little, nine little zebras,
Galloping across the plain.

Nine little, eight little, seven little zebras,
Six little, five little, four little zebras,
Three little, two little, one little zebra,
Galloping back again.

I’m a Little Zebra
(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little zebra,
White and black,
Big bushy mane
Riding down my back.
I like to gallop
And run and play
Out on the African plains all day.

Zoo Keeper Song
(Tune: Down By The Station)
Down at the zoo
Early in the morning,
You can see the animals
Standing in a row.
You can see me feeding
One and then other.
I am the zoo keeper,
Watch me go!

Down at the zoo
Early in the morning,
You can see the animals
Standing in a row.
You can see me cleaning
One and then other.
I am the zoo keeper,
Watch me go!

 

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