Z is for Zebra.
It’s sad when things end. But what a lot we’ve learned along the way.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this x-ray fish is partially made from waxed paper. We cut out fish bones for the x-ray fish’s top half and then covered the bones with wax paper so you could see the bones underneath. The x-ray fish got some glitter to make it glisten. X-ray fish are also known as neon tetras. They’re the only x animal we could come up with. Most animal alphabet books cheat on this one and go with fox, but we found that solution unacceptable.
X is for xylophone, too, and not much else that kids have heard of.
W is for whale. It’s a wiggly whale, just like the narwhal, but we looked at a lot of pictures of real whales online so she knows they don’t really bend like that. We just watched Finding Nemo last week, so the whale got a clown fish and a blue tang to keep it company. I cut them out, she coloured them and stuck them down.
W is also for witch, what, when, where and why
U is for unicorn. We couldn’t come up with any real animals that start with U. And besides, unicorn is too cool not to do. With a pink yarn mane and tail and a glittery gold horn, this one replaced L is for leopard as her favourite letter so far. The glitter glue almost soaked right through the paper. She got her fingers involved, swirling the colours together for a truly magical unicorn.
U is also for underwear. U is lots of fun.