Z – Zebra / Zoo Animals Activities

Weekly Activities Z – Zebra / Zoo Animals
June 24-28, 2024

Here are activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Letter “Z”

How you can participate: Play “where does the animal live?” with your child: name an animal and have your child tell you if it lives in the zoo or on the farm.

Book – Handra’s Surprise
Language – Z cards
Art – Marble Paint Zebras
Math – Patterns and Sorting
Music – New Zoo Review

Tuesday – Zoo Animals

How you can participate: Help your child find pictures of their favorite zoo animals in a magazine or book.

Book – Noisy Time for Zoo Animals
Phonics – “Z says z,z,z,z,z zebra…All my friends, call me Reba.”
Art – Fork Lion
Large Motor skills – Zookeeper says
Music – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Wednesday – Zebra

How you can participate: Play a new version of duck, duck, goose.. zebra, zebra, giraffe. 

Book – My Little Friend Goes to the Zoo (Amazon)
Action – Parachute
Art – Paint a Zebra
Literacy – X-Y-Z Printings
Music – Hokey Pokey

Thursday – Yipes Stripes!

How you can participate: Have your child come to school wearing stripes.

Book – My Heart is like a Zoo (Read Aloud)
Phonics – “Z says z,z,z,z,z zebra…All my friends, call me Reba.”
Art – Black Stripes on White Paper
Math/Fine Motor – Creating striped patterns with bracelets
Music – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Friday – Zippers

How you can participate: Practice using zippers at home.

Book – Put Me in the Zoo
Memory Game – Magic Blanket
Art – Water Color a “Z”
Science – Zoo Animal Habitat
Music – Going to the Zoo


  • Zebra are part of the Equidae family along with horse and donkeys.
  • Every zebra has a unique pattern of black and white stripes.
  • There are a number of different theories which attempt to explain zebra’s unique stripes with most relating to camouflage.
  • Wild zebras live in Africa.
  • Common plain zebras have tails around half a metre in length (18 inches).
  • Zebra crossings (pedestrian crossings) are named after the black and white stripes of zebras.
  • Zebras run from side to side to being chased by a predator.
  • Zebras have excellent eyesight and hearing.

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