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Cursive Z Worksheets (10 Free Printables)

On this page, you will find 10 cursive Z coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Since the letter Z is one of the most challenging to do in the alphabet, I took extra care to make these worksheets super simple to follow while still being very educational.

In this series, you will find a wide range of printables, including dotted cursive Z’s for tracing, jumbo-sized cursive Z’s for younger grades and practicing, cursive Z letters with pencil guide arrows, upper and lowercase cursive Z’s, plus many more!

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To access these worksheets, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then download and print for free as many times as you want!

All these PDF worksheets are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

7 Ways To Use Cursive Z Worksheets

My cursive Z worksheets offer lots for students to learn; here are seven ways you can use them, often expanding on the exercises given.

7. Practicing The Pencil Movements For Uppercase And Lowercase Z

Z is a wily letter, and while ideally it is written in one fell swoop of the pencil, in practice, it might be broken up into two or three motions first.

The uppercase and lowercase versions of the letter are quite similar, except for the size, so you’ll only have to have students practice one form.

Using blank guideline space on one of my worksheets, have students first practice drawing the initial curve downward.

Then, once they’ve mastered that, have them add on the loop and the pull-through.

Don’t have them worry about the perfection of shape or form and just encourage them to get a feel for the pencil movements.

They can worry about uniformity later. This exercise is just to build muscle memory for when they begin to trace and eventually write the letter on their own.

6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase Z

Tracing uppercase and lowercase Z is a good step before having students write it on their own, and I have three worksheets specifically dedicated to this practice.

One is for uppercase cursive Z’s, one for lowercase, and one actually features both together on the same page.

If I might suggest, start students on one or the other of the former, and then when they have a good grasp on them, give your students the latter worksheet to “bring it all together.”

5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase Z Independently

If you hold onto the tracing worksheets, you will find below plenty of space for writing uppercase and lowercase cursive Z’s independently.

However, you might want to print out multiple copies of each worksheet per student to ensure that they get enough room to thoroughly practice the letter.

4. Linking Lowercase Z To Itself

Using blank guideline space, you can create your own traceable worksheet linking lowercase Z to itself.

Simply write the linked Z’s using dotted lines and then make copies of that page.

This is a great practice not just for tracing lowercase Z’s, but it serves as the foundation for linking other letters, and thus tracing/writing whole words (and eventually sentences!).

3. Linking Lowercase Z To Other Letters

I have a worksheet dedicated to linking lowercase Z to other letters, and it’s good practice for later lessons, like words that begin with Z or words that contain Z.

However, you could also make your own traceables linking uppercase Z to other letters, since you don’t pick up the pencil to connect the letter to others that follow.

You could also make a worksheet that links Z, uppercase or lowercase, to every other letter of the alphabet; so, for example, “za,” “zb,” “zc,” zd,” etc.

While not every letter combination exists in the English language, it’s still good practice.

2. Tracing Words That Begin With Z

I have two worksheets dedicated to tracing three- and four-letter cursive words that begin with Z, but you could make your own, expanding on those exercises.

For example, you could create a worksheet of five- and six-letter words that begin with Z, including “zebra” or “zombie.”

You could also use the same words as the three- and four-letter examples, but using uppercase Z.

1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive Z Sentences

Using blank guideline space, you could create traceable alliterative cursive Z sentences.

One example is “The zebra zips to the zoo,” or “Zoey’s zappy and snazzy zodiac is zonked.”

While students are just tracing the sentences, they are nonetheless practicing Z, both uppercase and lower, and building muscle memory for further writing.