Alphabet > Letter Z · Animals > Zoo [en español] · Books > "Goodnight, Gorilla" · Community Helpers > Zookeeper · Holidays & Events > Jun > Zoo and Aquarium Month - Dec 27th > Visit the Zoo Day
Alphabet Letter Z Zoo Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter Z Zoo
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.

zookeeper resource

Community helpers and careers: The zookeeper

A zookeeper is a person who manages zoo animals that are kept in captivity for conservation or to be displayed to the public. They are usually responsible for the feeding and daily care of the animals. Zookeeper @

Alphabet Activities: Letter Z is for Zoo

Present and display your option of Z Zoo alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.

Children Ages 3+:

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 images 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 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 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).

Complementary activities:

zoo online puzzle
zoo online puzzle
zoo coloring page
zookeeper coloring page

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 a zookeeper coloring page. Visit a zoo online to view and learn about the animals.

picture book activities for Good Night GorillaPicture book - Literacy activity: Zoo theme > "Goodnight, Gorilla" > This activity includes printable activities 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 his wife who live just outside the zoo grounds.

letter z coloring page
Letter Z coloring page
Standard Block

letter z zoo color poster
Color poster
Standard block

letter z zoo coloring page
Coloring page

letter z zoo handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

letter z worksheet and mini book
Letter Z Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

letter z word search and handwriting
Word search & handwriting

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

Letter Z · Animals · Community Helpers >