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Show and Tell Letter Z [53 Ideas]

If your child’s preschool does show and tell based on a letter of the week curriculum then you might be struggling some weeks to come up with some ideas.  You’re in the right place!  Today I’m going to share all about my 53 show and tell letter z ideas. As a teacher and mom I have a good amount of show and tell experience that I hope to share with you all!

show and tell letter z

Yes, I’m gonna go through the alphabet backwards.  If you need help with any other letter then head on over to my big post that covers every letter

I covered ideas for letters A to Z but I’m hoping in each of these individual posts to share even more idea and each letter in its’ own post.  So let’s get started with Z!

Show and Tell Tips from a Teacher and Mom

  • Look through your kid’s stuffed animals and action figures.  Sometimes you can find a character whose name starts with the letter that you need.
  • Look through your child’s books.  You might find a book with a title that begins with the letter that you need
  • When all else fails have your kiddo take in an alphabet block with the letter on it or a an alphabet letter magnet.
  • My son once took in a picture that he colored from a coloring book.  The picture was of something that started with the letter of the week and he loved showing off his artwork during share time.

And this won’t help you think of anything but this last tip will help keep you out of a bind- 

My #1 Show and Tell Tip

Set a reminder on your phone for the night before show and tell. 

show and tell alarm

That way you won’t forget and scramble to find something in your car while you wait in the drop off line for school.  Yes, yes that did happen to me.  Don’t be me.  You’re better than that!

Show and Tell Letter Z Ideas

  1. Zebra (see if your kiddo has a zebra in a Noah’s ark set or zoo set)
  2. zebra fish
  3. zebra shark
  4. zebra cakes
  5. Zookeeper
  6. zoo (something like a zoo playset or zoo book)
  7. zoo animal (any animal from the zoo: lion, tiger, bear, etc)
  8. zucchini (check your in your kid’s play food)
  9. zucchini bread
  10. zeppole
  11. zwieback
  12. zipper
  13. zip tie
  14. Ziploc (desperate, I know, but most households have them)
  15. ziti pasta (double points for sending in ziti in a ziplock)
  16. zeppelin
  17. zither
  18. Zest (bar of Zest soap)
  19. Zuma (from Paw Patrol)
  20. Zippy the Kangaroo (University of Akron mascot)
  21. Zurg (from Toy Story)
  22. Zazu (from the Lion King)
  23. Zelda (from the videogames)
  24. Zero (from Nightmare Before Christmas)
  25. Zeus (from Hercules)
  26. Professor Z (from Cars 2)
  27. zero (number block, magnet, or piece of puzzle)
  28. Letter Z magnet
  29. Zane (from Ninjago)
  30. Zak Storm (from Cars)
  31. zig-zag (something with a zig-zag pattern on it)
  32. Zingo!
  33. Zoob Builders
  34. Zootopia DVD
  35. Zimbabwe (map, postcard, book, picture)
  36. Zambia (map, postcard, book, picture)
  37. Zeus on the Loose board game
  38. zombie
  39. Zephie (from Chuggington)
  40. Zoe (from Super Monsters)
  41. Zarina (from The Pirate Fairy)
  42. Zed (from Planes)
  43. zinnias
  44. Zangoose (Pokemon)
  45. Zapdos (Pokemon)
  46. Zebstrika (Pokemon)
  47. Zekrom (Pokemon)
  48. Zigzagoon (Pokemon)
  49. Zoroark (Pokemon)
  50. Zorua (Pokemon)
  51. Zubat (Pokemon)
  52. Zweilous (Pokemon)
  53. Zygarde (Pokemon)

Letter Z Video

You and your kiddos might like this Story Bots video about letter Z.

YouTube video

More Fun with Letter Z

Letter Z Tracing Worksheets

letter z tracing worksheets
toys that start with z

You might also like this Sesame Street video about the Letter Z.

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