The objective of this lesson is to help your child learn to recognize and write the capital letter Z.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the letter Z and say its name.

Download the capital letter Z worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A pencil or a black crayon
  • A piece of paper

What to do:

  1. Draw the letter Z on the piece of paper and ask your child to repeat its name.
  2. Ask them to draw a zebra on the paper with the pencil or black crayon (you can show them how a zebra is a bit like a horse, but with black stripes).
  3. Write the word “Zebra” underneath the drawing.
  4. Show them that the word hand starts with the letter Z.
  5. Tell them the sound that Z makes is ‘zuh’.


If your child learns the capital letter Z right away, introduce the lower case letter z.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help them if they get stuck or ask any questions.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, write a few different letters including the letter Z on the piece of paper and have them circle the Z with the pencil or crayon.