9 Super Engaging Letter Z Worksheets – Teaching Tools (2023)

| Last Updated: June 15, 2022

Teaching the letter z can be fun when you have the right materials. Adding worksheets to your curriculum is an excellent way to build out your plans, while providing various ways to practice letter formation and recognition. 

We hunted down some of the best letter z worksheet options to give you what you need with just one stop. Check out the worksheets below to find the right set for your classroom. 

Interactive Letter Z Worksheets

Letter Recognition | Fine Motor | Critical Thinking

1. Letter Z Maze Activity Page for Kids

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Fun comes in many shapes and in this case, it’s the shape of the letter z. Kids will enjoy using their critical thinking skills to navigate their way through the maze within a large letter Z. At the same time, they will see the letter, helping increase their letter recognition. 

This letter z maze activity from TSRCrafts is a perfect option for use as a transition activity, morning work, homework, or for a quick, easy time filler anytime. It is printable and requires no preparation on your part, so just print and start. It’s that easy.

Writing | Letter Recognition | Fine Motor

2. Letter Z Alphabet & Phonics Worksheets

KellyConnors created this letter Z phonics worksheet set for differentiated practice for students. You get 5 pages encompassing 4 different activities that help kids learn and practice writing, identifying, beginning sound, and writing sentences using the letter z. 

These can be used as homework, independent practice, morning work, at a literacy center, or as group instruction. Just print these out and add them to any lesson plan. They are also great for substitute plans, as review, or for use as assessment tools.

Creative | Critical Thinking | Fine Motor

3. Letter Z Alphabet Activity Pack

This letter z activity pack from KatieRoltgen has a variety of ways to practice. Getting kids involved, thinking, and interacting is essential to learning. This 10-page set lets kids color, trace, navigate a letter maze, make a crown, sort, dot, read, and build with the letter z. 

These hands-on activities will engage and interest your students while giving you the teaching tools you need. Since they require no preparation, you can just print them and add them to your curriculum. Use these for literacy centers, at-home practice, morning work, sub plans, independent practice, or anywhere!

Fine Motor | Writing | Letter Recognition

4. Hands-on Letter Z Playdough Mat

Want some hands-on fun? Just add playdough to this letter z playdough mat from EducationOutside and that’s what you get. This printable mat lets kids roll and shape playdough into both an upper and lowercase Z to help practice letter identification and recognition. It also includes a line of tracing and another line for writing the letter z independently. 

Anytime you can keep your students’ hands busy, it’s a win for both of you. Kids will enjoy the tactile component while learning and practicing the letter z. This activity requires no prep work, although if you prefer to laminate the pages, you can use them again and again.

Fine Motor | Writing | Letter Recognition

5. Pre-k and Kindergarten Letter Z Tracing Pages

Tracing lines and letters is the cornerstone for letter formation. And this set of letter z tracing pages from DesignsbyBekkiSayler provides plenty of that. You get 8 pages of tracing fun which includes tracing the letter z, tracing various lines to get to the letter z, and associating pictures with the beginning sound. 

The fun designs will draw kids in and give them lots of practice tracing and coloring. Some pages include a list so your students can do a self check on their own. These are great for early learners in pre-k and kindergarten to practice fine motor skills and pencil control. You can use these as homework, daycare learning, group instruction, or as independent practice. Just print out the page(s) you need and you’re ready to go.

Critical Thinking | Writing | Creative

6. Huge Phonics Letter of the Week Bundle – Letter Z

Learning letters involves many aspects such as letter recognition, formation, and sound. With this 80+ page set, you have plenty of ways to practice all of these skills. From games to activities and worksheets, you can choose what fits your lesson plans best. Then, all you have to do is print what you need, and you’re ready for your letter of the week lesson. The instructions and words include both Australian and American spellings for your convenience. 
This letter of the week – letter z phonics set from LaviniaPop features activities such as flashcards, playdough mats, sentence building, flip books, cut and paste, mazes, and much more. You won’t soon run out of options with this bundle! And the activities require little or no preparation to make your planning easier.

Reading | Writing | Fine Motor

7. Emergent Readers Letter Z Activity Set

In this letter z activity set by KatlynWhite, you get over 40 pages of helpful worksheets for your students. The activities include 3 differentiated letter z readers, 7 word work worksheets, 2 sets of center activities covering phonics and writing, and a classroom poster.

These can be used wherever you need them and are quick and printable. Use these for centers, homework, morning work, desk work, independent practice, or even as an intervention for struggling readers. This set is targeted toward emergent readers and is a great choice to add to your letter curriculum.

Sight Word Recognition | Reading | Creative

8. Read to Learn Letter Z Sentences Worksheet

Letters are building blocks to reading and part of that is associating with the sound the letter makes. Each of these letter z sentences by EducationOutside features repeated wording so kids can easily predict the next sentence along with a different word to associate with the letter. Picture clues are included for each z word so kids can easily identify the unfamiliar words. 

Seeing the same sight words in sentences also increases sight word recognition and reading fluency, which are other important skills.  These printable sheets require no prep work and come in both black and white and color so you can decide which is best for your class.

Writing | Critical Thinking | Fine Motor

9. Interactive Letter Z Practice Printables

Looking for value and convenience all wrapped up in one? This set of letter z printables from TheDollarStoreByDanieDee has what you need. In this pack, you get practice sheets, bulletin board materials, and colored word cards to help set the tone for learning the letter z. 

You get activities such as listening for the beginning sound, handwriting, a maze, letter search, and a printable mini book. This is enough material for a letter of the week curriculum focusing on the letter z. All you have to do is print these and insert them into your lesson plans, as they require no additional preparation.


Teaching is a tough job and every student learns a little differently. Having various materials on hand to teach and reinforce new concepts like learning letters ensures you have what you need without a bunch of added work. 

If you’re teaching the letter z and need some extra activities to add in, the options we provided above are great choices. You can’t really go wrong with any of them. They are all downloadable, printable, and require minimal prep work. So choose the one(s) that fit your teaching style best, and you’re ready to go. Thanks for stopping by!

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