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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter Z Lesson Plan

Letter Z Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter Z

Book(s):

  • Zlata, Me, and the Letter Z by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
  • Zack’s Zippers: The Sound of Z by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier
  • Zz by Kelly Doudna
  • My “X, Z, Z” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. Z” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRX_PzPE17M)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS pages 384-387
  • BPW pages 196-199
  • Language Arts page 43
  • LLA pages 54-55
  • PALAW page 28
  • Uppercase page 28
  • Lowercase page 26

American Sign Language: Hold the index and middle fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-y-and-z/)

Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter Z Book

Materials

  • Little Letter Z Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/letter-z-songs-rhymes-free-letter-book/)
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Print the Little Letter Z Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter Z Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Zebra (http://www.funkycrafts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_0996-0.jpg)

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • White construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes

Directions

  1. Cut two triangles from the white paper.
  2. Paint two smaller black triangles in the centers of the white triangles.
  3. Paint an oval nose on the bottom of the paper plate.
  4. Paint stripes on the sides of the paper plate.
  5. Glue the triangles on top of the paper plate.
  6. Glue two wiggle eyes above the oval nose.

Craft/Activity 3: Zigzag Zs

Materials

  • Letter Z template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-z-template.pdf)
  • Blank paper
  • Black marker

Directions

  1. Print the letter Z template onto the blank paper.
  2. Draw zigzag lines on the Zs.

Optional: Set the finished Z craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

Letter Review:

  • BPW pages 200-203
  • PALAW page 29

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Zears. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter Z Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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