Z is the final letter of the alphabet and one of the least-regularly used in English. Still, there are more than 40 things that start with Z!
See our list below, and scroll past the list for a Z-related activity.
- Ziploc bags
used for storing items
opens and fastens closed on clothes, backpacks, etc.
grates citrus peels
- Zucchini spiralizer
slices zucchini into noodles
- Zinc oxide
cream for sunburn and diaper rash
- Zig-zag scissors
cut in a zig-zag pattern
- Zen garden
small tray with sand and a tiny rake for creating designs in the sand
- Zelda games by Nintendo
series of action and adventure video games
- Zen desk organizer
helps prevent clutter
- Zipper pull
loop attached to zippers; used to zip and unzip
- Zodiac books
covers astrological zodiac material
- Zen tabletop waterfall
decoration to invite calm and peace
- Zebra plush
soft toy zebra
- Zoo Talkers by Fisher-Price
zoo animal playset
- Zoo Animals by Learning Resources
plastic toy zoo animals
- Zoo animals plush
soft toy animals
- Zippy the Zebra beanie baby
soft toy zebra filled with pellets
- Zoo animals puzzle
- Zombie Gotcha by Mattel
zombie-themed matching game
- Zodiac Clash
solar system board game
- Zombie cartoon movies
- Zombie Madness playset by Monster Jam
zombie-themed monster truck playset
- Zookeeper costume
clothing worn to look like a zookeeper
- Zero plush
character from The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Zombie plush
soft toy zombie
- Zillion dollars in play money
- Zoo boat wooden puzzle by Fat Brain Toys
- Zendo logic game
game of figuring out a secret rule
- Zip-up hoodie
hooded jacket with a zipper
- Zip-up boots
- Zippered jacket
- Zippered coat
- Zara brand clothes
- Zippered dress
- Zip-off pants
pants that convert into shorts with zippers around the knees
- Zippered snowsuit
one-piece head-to-toe outfit with a zipper
- Zebra print scarf
- Zebra print coat
- Zebra print shirt
- Zebra print sweater
- Zippered sweater
- Zippered shirt
- Zoot suit
1940s men’s suit
- Zoom camera lens
offers different focal lengths
- Zager brand handmade guitars
guitars handcrafted by Denny Zager
- Z-car by Nissan
classic sports car
Activity: Zookeeper for a Day
Just about every kid loves animals, so zoo-related toys are plentiful, and you probably have at least one around your house.
To make great use of those toys (not only for fun but as learning tools), have your child become a zookeeper for a day!
There are no specific tools required for this activity; whether your kid has a plush of their favorite animal from the zoo, a puzzle, an animal figurine set, or a book about animals, they can find inspiration for their work as a zookeeper.
Have the child (or each child, if doing this activity in a group) pick a single animal. They’ll then enter “training” to become that animal’s caretaker!
With the animal chosen, have the child answer the following questions (with your help, if needed at their age):
- What does your animal eat? How much does it eat each day?
- How big is your animal?
- Does your animal move fast or slow?
- Can your animal fly?
- Where does your animal live on land or in the water?
- In what countries does your animal live in the wild?
- What will you name your animal?
These questions won’t prepare your kid to become an actual zookeeper, but they will help them learn more about their favorite animal and collect some fun facts to share with friends!
For older kids, you can add to these questions with things like, “What time of day will you feed your animal?” and “How will you decorate your animal’s enclosure?”
- “FAQ,” Zager