- Zucchini and Zippy Dip
Blend 2 cups of cottage cheese with a little milk and add 1/2 cup mayonaise and a package of your favorite salad dressing mix. Chill and serve with zucchini spears.
- Zoo Snacks
Wrap lettuce around carrot sticks for this zoo snack. The children can help wash and peel the carrots.
- "Z" Snacks- zwieback, zoo cookies (animal crackers), zucchini bread
- The Zoo
This is the way the elephant goes
(clasp hands and move arms back and forth dangling)
With curly trunk instead of nose
The buffalo all shaggy and fat
Has two sharp horns in place of hat
(point fingers out from forehead)
The hippo with his mouth so wide
Lets you see what is inside
(open and close hands to make mouth movements)
The wiggly snake upon the ground
Crawls along without a sound
(weave hands back and forth)
But the monkey see and monkey do
Is the funniest animal in the zoo
(put thumbs in ears and wiggle hands)
- We're Going to the Zoo
We're going to the zoo,
We'll see a kangaroo
And a cockatoo.
So how about you?
We're going to the zoo.
Lions roar and play,
With tigers so they say.
And zebras neigh
At the zoo all day.
- Cut big Zs from construction paper. Let children find "Z" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of Z.
- Zoo Model
Use clay to model the animals. Help them make individual living areas from cardboard boxes, Easter grass or hay, rocks, and water-filled pie tins.
- Zoo Socks
Use discarded socks to create various zoo animal puppets. Cut horns, eyes, etc. from construction paper and staple to the socks. For an elephant's trunk, roll the foot of the sock to form trunk and tape together.
- Here is a zebra picture to color.
- Develop the concept of zero.
- Graph your favorite zoo animals.
- Learn about zip codes.
- Plant zinnias in containers. Give the plants to your friends or Moms.
- Units: zoo animals, zebras
- Here is a zoo unit for you.
Pretend to be galloping zebras. Let them move from a standing position to all fours.
Pretend to be zippers. Ask them to imitate you as you move your hands up and down. Have them move their whole bodies up and down in deep knee bends.
- Zip to the Zoo
Tell the children to join hands in a circle. Choose one child to run around the circle. Tell the player to stop between two players and call, "Zip to the zoo!" Those two players race around the circle in opposite directions. The one who is the first to return to the vacant spot is "It" for the next game.
**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.
Albert B. Cub and Zebra by Anne Rockwell
What If the Zebras Lost Their Stripes? by John Reitano
Zippity Zap! A Book About Dressing by Harriet Ziefert
Zero: Something for Nothing by Xerox Educational Corp.
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