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Z Is for Zebra Craft

Z Is for Zebra craft title graphic

Zippedy-doo-dah–it’s time for our last ABC Letter Craft! And nothing will put a zip in your preschooler’s step like our zany little zebra, ready to zigzag his way into your child’s heart. But there’s about a zillion stripes to put on, so you may need to catch some Zs when you’re done!

Here’s What You’ll Need

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter Z Craft

  1. Print the Z Is for Zebra Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter Z and the zebra body parts onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter Z and the zebra body parts.
  4. Hand cut 15-20 white “squiggles.”
  5. Attach the letter Z to a full sheet of card stock (we used purple, but you can use any color you like).
  6. Cut small slits along the upper edge of the zebra’s mane (both white and black pieces).
  7. Glue the white mane piece to the black mane piece with the bottom edges even.
  8. Tuck the mane piece under the upper edge of the letter Z and glue in place.
  9. Glue the squiggles to the letter Z to form the zebra’s stripes.
  10. Glue the nose and ears to the top end of the letter Z. Glue the nostril to the nose.
  11. Affix one googly eye just beneath the zebra’s ears.


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Learning with Your Letter Z Craft

As you and your child assemble your Z Is for Zebra Craft, practice saying /z/–/z/–zebra together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

children show their finished zebra craft

We would LOVE to see how your ABC Crafts turn out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

Want More ABC Crafts?

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

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Sara

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Cute craft! My daughter is almost to the letter z in AAR pre-reading so we will do it soon!

Love this option to learning letters!

Heidi

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We have enjoyed doing all of these. Thank you so much for offering them!

Misty

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Hello,

My preschooler has made the letter crafts all the way through the letter “U.” When I tried to access the remaining letters I was given an “access denied” message as well as “you have been banned from this site.” Crazy! What do we do now?

Robin E.

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Misty,
I’m sorry you had trouble accessing the remaining letters! I have emailed you the complete set of crafts, but please try this link and see if it works for you. https://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/category/abc-crafts/ If it doesn’t, please let me know what browser you are using. I don’t want anyone else having this problem.

Kara S.

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The free digital file of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters is already downloaded into my “Quilting Ideas” folder, as I hope to make a gift from it that can either be hung up for display or used on a bed.

Robin E.

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Kara,
I’d love to see a photo of that quilt whenever you finish! It can’t be anything but amazing.

Samantha F.

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These crafts are adorable!

Tiffanie

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I’m not getting the emails that had these tips

Robin E.

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Tiffanie,
I’m sorry you didn’t get the emails for the ABC animal crafts. The series is over now so no more emails will be going out. However, you can access all 26 letter crafts here.

Kristin

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So much fun! Thank you for sharing.

L Gunter

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We are having such fun with these letter crafts! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and your wonderful curriculum.

Amber Wood

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We’ve lived receiving these letters. We ❤️ AAR!

Robin E.

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Awww, we ❤️ you too, Amber! And these ABC letter crafts were such a hit we are planning a new series of them for the lower case letters.

Jessie

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What a fun way to teach the alphabet. My son will love this craft!

Nicole

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Thanks for this idea! My preschooler will love it!

Day G

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LOVE these letter crafts! Perfect for preschool through kindergarten!

Robin E.

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Day,
These crafts have made me want to borrow a preschooler! They are such great activities.

christy

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Love these ideas…great way to introduce letters to kids!

Cinda Rasmussen

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Love these craft ideas! Sharing them with my daughter for my grandson.

Angel M.

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These letter crafts are a lot fun! We love crafting, and this is a nice visual reminder of the letters’ sounds.

J. Lea

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This was so fun!

Lacey

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Thank you so much for these! They’ve been a lot of fun!

Amanda

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Thank you for sharing! My child seems to be able to learn anything if a craft is invlolved and I am the least crafty person I know. I appreciate this!

Robin E.

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Amanda,
You are welcome. We are happy to help you in this way!

Cinthya Alarcon

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My 5 yo daughter loves this activity!

C. E.

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I love all the letter craft ideas all about learning has. As a busy homeschool mom of 4 it’s great knowing I don’t need to spend time coming up with my own ideas for my younger children.

Robin E.

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With four kids, you definitely have enough to do! Enjoy the crafts!

Holli

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We are working through lowercase letters now!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What fun, Holli!

We don’t currently have lowercase ABC crafts, but we are working on a new series. Look for them this summer.

However, we do have some ABC activities that do include lower case letters. Check out:

Feed the Puppy

Tactile Letter Cards

ABC Caterpillar

and ABC Playdough Mats

When we do release our lower case craft series, we will be sure to announce through our newsletter, on our blog, and on our Facebook page!

Elicia P

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I do like this craft. I always look for ways to teach the alphabet. Letter recognition..

Robin E.

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Elicia,
You can access the entire alphabet of ABC animal crafts here.

Michelle

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Such a cute and fun craft!

Krista Culbertson

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Looks like a fun activity!

Sue

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What a great craft for reinforcing letters!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Sue!

Malinda Velasquez

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What a fun craft for Zippy lovers!

Amanda

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My preschooler loves letters, writing, drawing, painting, and cutting paper. She will enjoy this so much! Thanks for this…..

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Amanda. You can access the entire alphabet of ABC animal crafts here.

Karianne

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Super cute and super fun! My son gets really excited and motivated to work on his letters with these fun crafts!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Karianne,
Thank you! We love knowing that we are helping to get children excited about learning!

Arah Turner

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Looks great!!

Melissa

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Very cute!

Tonya

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My kiddos would love this!

Tami

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You always provide the most creative letter related projects. Great job!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Tami! We have enjoyed this series.

J

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My son who has adhd has loved this program. So many hands on activities makes keeping his attention so much easier !

Robin E.

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J,
We are happy to help you with your active learner! Thank you for letting us know he has enjoyed it so much.

Heidi

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Great idea!

Kristan

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Too cute!

Allison

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We’ve really enjoyed learning while making these ABC crafts!

Kristin

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So cute and fun!

Kristin

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So cute. Our children will love this!

Graziella

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These are cute

Machalah

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I’m so glad that I recently found the All About Learning Press website and facebook page. There are so many helpful resources and fun activities to supplement the already wonderful curriculum. Keep up the great work!

Robin E.

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Awww, thank you, Machalah!

Machell Duke

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What a cute idea!

Elisa

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What a fun activity! Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

J

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Looks like a fun craft!

Agnes O.

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A fun craft for little ones. Thank you for the free printable!

Robin E.

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Agnes,
You are welcome. We hope your little ones enjoy this!

Yasko

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I definitely LOVE it! I will do this one with my daughter and her friends, both 2nd graders.

I look forward to using these crafts in the elementary school setting to help children who are struggling to decode. Thank you!

Robin E.

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You are welcome, Virginia.

Kayla Campbell

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We’d love to win!! And can’t wsit to do this with my pre schooler.

Liz

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All of my children have loved helping their 4 year old sister do all of these alphabet crafts. They are hanging in our dining room and my daughter uses them to help her remember how to form these capital letters. They are really helping her remember them! Thank you so much!

Robin E.

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Liz,
Thank you for telling us how much your family has enjoyed these crafts. We would love to see a photo of your letters hanging in your dining room!

catch

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We make our letters and characters out of clay – lots of fun!

Robin E.

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Catch,
We have an activity with printable letter cards to use a template for making dough letters! ABC Playdough Maths

Nina West

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My kiddos have been enjoying the letter crafts!

Robin E.

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Nina,
Thank you for letting us know your kids have been enjoying these crafts!

Heather

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I’m thinking about homeschooling. I’ve heard a lot of great things about the All About Learning series.

Robin E.

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Heather,
Homeschooling is a wonderful experience! Please let us know if you have any questions as you make your considerations.

Kelley W

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Super cute idea!!

Holly D Bridgewater

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Very cute z activity.

Erin

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love these letter of the week ideas!

Lyla

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The videos are a big help. Thank you

Sarah

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I used to do these types of activities in kindergarten and there are still a few O remember! E for Elf as an example :)

Robin E.

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Sarah,
E for Elf sounds very cute!

Mary

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All about reading has been a great program for my daughter.

Laura

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What a cute idea!

Lorena

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Great ideas. Would love to see more.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lorena,
You can find our entire alphabet of ABC Animal Crafts on this page. In addition, we have many other fun activities for learning letters here.

Deborah

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These crafts look like fun!!

Katie

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Love this idea!

Robyn

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I appreciate the variety used for each letter and the creativity used to adapt the image to make the letter/sound stick together for my children.

Robin E.

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Thank you, Robyn. We appreciate our work being appreciated!

Cori

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I am planning on using all about learning curriculum for school next year and I am so excited!

Robin E.

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Planning for the next school year IS exciting, Cori! (I have all my plans well started already.)

Do let us know if you have any questions or need help with placement or anything else.

Christina

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I love these crafts! I can’t wait to do all of these with my preschooler (we just started so I saved all the projects for future use).

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Christina,
We hope you and your preschooler enjoy these crafts when you do begin them!

Chris

says:

We love all these letter ideas!

Zig Zag Zebra… love the multi sensory

Amanda

says:

Super cute!

Cassandra M.

says:

Thanks so much for these… they help with the ‘rotating’ letters (d, p, b, q) and similar letter sounds (v, z) for my child.

Robin E.

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Cassandra,
Yes! Having the animal built into the letter helps with the directionality of the letters and with learning letter sounds. Lots of learning going on with these crafts!

Pat

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This looks like a fun craft!

Jennifer Cassada

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My kids LOVE all the activities in the All About Reading Pre-Reading Program!

Rebecca Coursen

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I have been thankful for these crafts :)

Himom

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I love your ABC craft ideas!

Serena

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This is a cute craft.

Alicia

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My kids LOVE doinf letter crafts! They are silly and stick in their brains.

Robin E.

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Alicia,
Yes! Silly and fun things are much easier to remember!

Paige

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The AAR Pre-Reading program has been a huge help in reaching my 4 year old with a fun approach to the alphabet. Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Paige.

Julie

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I have been a teacher in my home and I am adoring the love of reading and resources that you have!!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Julie!

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