Learning the Letter Z.

Let’s learn the letter Z today!
1.  What does the letter Z look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase Z.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does Z make?   I like to sing a song with the students:
    Z says /z/.
    Z says /z/.
    Every letter makes a sound.
    Z says /z/.
3.  Show objects that start with the letter Z.   Talk about more words/objects that start with Z or have a Z in the word.
4.  Color the Z objects on the coloring page ( Click here for a Z coloring page) or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that has an Z.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with Z or have a Z in the word.
6.  Practice tracing and writing the letter Z. (Click here for a Z Tracing page)
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with z or have a z in the word.
Try to find the letter z in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter Z
Try making a Z with ojbects…try using rocks, sticks, pencils, pretzels, etc.
Create a zoo with your child using stuffed animals or plastic animals.
Have fun with the letter Z today!