Letter Z!

The Plan

Books

Dexter Gets Dressed by Ken Wilson-Max
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Zee by Michel Gay
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino

Extension Activities

Flannelboard Puzzle: “Letter Z”

Flannelboard: “Dear Zoo”

Action Rhyme: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’ll be there very soon!
So, if you’d like to take a trip
Just step inside my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’ll be there very soon!
Credit: Library School

Action Song: “Driving Round In My Car”
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom
Credit: Childhood

Song & Puppets: “You Can Hear” (Tune: She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain)
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR! ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR! ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring, you can hear the lions roaring
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR! ROAR!
(Elephants trumpeting, monkey eeking, zebra braying)
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Craft

I made a quick zebra coloring page for our craft. There are a lot of really cute zebra crafts out there, but they have lots and lots of pieces. I figured the kids would just have more fun coloring!

How It Went

For my last alphabet storytime, this was a good letter to go out on. The kids loved “Zee” and the interactive “Dexter Gets Dressed” (for zipper, of course!) the most. My “Dear Zoo” flannelboard got tons of great guesses and shrieks when I revealed the animals. And I have never seen a more enthusiastic group to sing along with “You Can Hear.”

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