Show and Tell Letter Z: 40+ Ideas!


Have zero ideas for Show and Tell for Letter Z? No worries, you’re in the right place! I’ve got you covered with 40+ zany ideas!

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So, it’s time for Show and Tell Letter Z! Let’s get ready!

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated weekly event in my household, and I love to lean into the excitement of it!

Throughout the week leading up to show and tell, my son and I keep a running list of items that start with the focus letter.  Not all items on the list are show and tell potentials, but we like to see how high we can get our list.  As an added bonus, this is a fun, low-key way to build phonological awareness!

Check out my great ideas for show and tell for letter Z and my best show and tell tips!

Tips for Show and Tell

  • Plan Ahead. Don’t be caught last minute trying to scrounge up an item for show and tell for letter v. Use this list to prepare for the big day.
  • Consider Categories. When brainstorming for show and tell, you might find it helpful to think in categories like: food, characters/famous people, animals, toys, things, and places.
  • Think Outside of the Box. Sometimes you/a family member/ or friend may have a skill (Know anyone who plays in a zydeco band?) or an item that is a perfect fit for the letter. You can contact your child’s teacher about about setting up an amazing learning experience for the class.


My #1 tip for Show and Tell? Don’t forget your item!

You can go digital and set a reminder on your phone.

Or, take the old school route and stick a post it note on the door

Show and Tell Letter Z Ideas

THINGS that start with Letter Z

images of things that start with letter z
  • Zoo keeper: A toy/figurine or a costume work great!
  • Zoo vet: Have a vet kit? Rebrand it as a zoo vet kit, and you’re all set!
  • Zoo souvenir
  • Z travel related: If you happen to have a post card from Zurich or Zimbabwe, that’s perfect! Or, your kiddo could bring in a map showing a “z” place.
  • Zombie
  • Zingo game
  • Zero
  • Z puzzle piece, magnet or page in an alphabet book.
  • Zig zag _____: Anything with a zig zag pattern goes!
  • Zebra print _____
  • Zipper
  • Zip tie
  • Ziploc
  • ‘Zine: Bring in this month’s copy of Highlights or any magazine you have lying around!
  • Zither
  • Zest brand soap
  • ZOOB BuilderZ
  • Zinnia
  • Zazu (from The Lion King)
  • Zira (from The Lion King 2)
  • Zurg (from Toy Story 2)
  • Zeus (from Hercules, but also the Greek god)
  • Professor Z (from Cars 2)
  • Zuma (from Paw Patrol)
  • Zootopia related item

FOODS that start with Letter Z

images of foods that start with letter z
  • Zucchini
  • Zucchini bread
  • Ziti pasta
  • ‘Za (as in pizza)
  • Zebra cake
  • Zingers
  • Zevia
  • Zeppole (Italian donuts)
  • Zatarain’s

ANIMALS that start with Letter Z

images of animals that start with letter z
  • Zebra
  • Zebra finch
  • Zebra mussel
  • Zebra shark
  • Zebu
  • Zorilla
  • Zoo animal

Now, your kiddo is all set for Show and Tell for Letter Z!

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