Z is for Zebra Preschool Alphabet Craft

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A fun way to practice letter and sound recognition is by turning a letter of the alphabet into an animal or object that begins with that letter sound.  Our alphabet crafts are almost compete!  For this week's Creative Preschool Zoo Theme, we crafted the letter Z.  Enjoy making your own Z is for Zebra Alphabet Craft!

Z is for Zebra Alphabet Craft-- such a fun way to learn about the letter Z!  Or with more Zoo Themed Learning Activities!

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My 5 year old has really enjoyed creating our alphabet crafts.  I've noticed the visual of creating has helped her remember the letters better, but for instance, if she cannot remember I'll say, "Remember E for Elmo or G for Gumball," and she says, "oh yeah!" and proceeds to write the correct letter.

Big Brother did the same thing when he was in preschool; you can see his alphabet crafts here!

To make your own Z is for Zebra craft, you'll need:
Draw an outline of the letter z on white paper.  Place the white paper in a baking pan.  Squeeze a few blobs of black paint on the whit paper.  Drop a few marbles around and encourage your child to tilt the pan around to make the marbles move.  Might want to use a lid or take this outside-- might get a little crazy!  However marble painting is such a fun way to create the zebra's stripes.  We also used this technique for our Letter R is for Rainbow craft.

When your child is done, let it dry,  In the meantime you can prep the rest of the materials.
  • grab a googly eye
  • cut white semicircle for nose and two small black circles for nostrils
  • cut white triangle for ear
  • make fringe from black paper for zebra's hair
Encourage your child to do most of cutting to encourage those fine motor skills!

Once the pain has dried, cut out your letter z.  Add the googly eye, nose,ears, and hair with glue.

Your Z is for Zebra craft is complete!  Read a few zoo books or take a trip to an actual zoo!

Check out these fun Zoo Themed Preschool Activities from our Creative Preschool buddies!



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