FEB
01
2010

Prek Letter Q

Welcome to the Letter Q. We’ll be having fun with Quilts this week!

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Letter Q Memory Verse:

“Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Q is for Quilt Letter Hunt Worksheet:

Letter Q Handwriting Practice:

 

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (Notice the outfit, she’s Queen for the day!)

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Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Quilt Match-Up! Print this sheet twice, leave one together as the game board, and cut up the second one into pieces so you have a matching game. Goal: Match up the identical designs!

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Quilt Number Cards! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so you end up with squares. Using your favorite manipulative, have your child put the correct amount of items on each card based on its number. We used mini-clothes pins found at Wal-mart craft section, or Michael’s.

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Quilt Pattern Blocks : We have a set of Pattern Blocks, and love them! Every once in awhile I make one for my alphabet activities. Here’s one I made to be a quilt square…kind of… ;o) I made this one, but got my main cards from Learning Resources.

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Quilt Color By Numbers: Follow the key to color the quilt squares. We like to use this with Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers.

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Quilt Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
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Letter Poking Page: I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on carpet :) Another idea would be to hole punch along the lines of the letter as well. Both work on motor skills!
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Quilt Shape Puzzles: Cut the quilt squares down the middle for a fun shape matching game.

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Qq Tracing Card: This is new, I made it for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my pre-writing or writing practice books. Its large and easier to trace. You could use markers, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers
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Quilt Size Sort: Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.
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Letter Q Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with Q! Some ideas: queen, quilt, quaker oats. After she completes the scavenger hunt, we do “Show-N-Tell” with this box!
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Quilt Pre-Writing Practice: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

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Quilt Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!
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Quilt Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to practice pre-math pattern skills.
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Quilt Magnet Page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
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Quilt Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
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(Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog.)

Quilt Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of.
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Capital/Lowercase Qq sorting: Simple, just sort out the attached uppercase and lowercase letters.
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Quilt Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers or little valentine heart candies on it.

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Quilt Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order. The number cards go from 1-10.
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Qq Do-A-Dot Worksheet: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

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Quilt Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
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Quilt Color Puzzles: I cut these little guys out then cut them in half in as many interesting ways as I could think of to make tiny color matching puzzles.

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11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!

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Matching Activities with Tangrams: I know you think this is a duck, but today he’s a Quail.
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Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

 

Sign Language Q: American Sign Language Alphabet Cards

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Alphabet Activity: This is called the stair game, everyone loves it! She stands at the top and I flash a letter, she says the letter and its sound. If she’s right she gets to jump down a stair. When she hits the bottom she wins!

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Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her letter on using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of! (Sorry its a V!)
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Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

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Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of blocks and do a pattern as we form the letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards
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Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word “quilt” so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit
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Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
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Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards, they also have lowercase cards and Numbers.
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Q-Tip Counting: I found a fun water bottle ice cube tray from Bed, Bath & Beyond and thought it was perfect for this activity! I simply wrote numbers in each slot and she’ll put the appropriate number of Q-tips in each slot.

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No Sew Tie Quilt: Click here for a no sew quilt tutorial!

Sewn Quilt Pre-k Style!

  • First, cut out 6 x 6 squares of colorful construction paper.
  • Punch evenly spaced holes around each square with a hole punch.
  • Give the squares to your children along with some colored marking pens. They can write ?’s or Q’s on the squares.
  • Then, using yarn, sew the squares together and hang them on a wall.

Quarter Toss: Practice coordination skills by trying to toss a quarter onto a large Letter Q.

  • Cut out the letter Q shape using the large Q pattern.
  • Lay the Q on the floor.
  • Give your child 4 quarters.
  • Have her stand 3 or more feet away from the Q and toss her quarters.
  • How many landed on or in the center of the Q?

Quarter Rubbings:

  • Glue 4-6 quarters on a piece of cardboard.
  • Have your child place a piece of plain paper on top.
  • Then, using the side of an unwrapped black crayon, have your child make rubbings of the quarters.
  • Extension: Children could use their quarters for cutting practice. How many can they cut out?

Queen For A Day: Since we have girls, I thought it would be fun to make a construction paper crown and let her be Queen for the day! I’ll have her tell me 3 things she would do if she were Queen for a Day.

Family Fun Night: Have some Quesadillas and watch:

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Letter Q Reading:

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More Letter Q Fun and Crafts:

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the activities!! As always they are great and my daughter loves them. :)

  2. I am sooooo excited about this. I love to quilt and can not wait when Q week comes around at our house.

  3. Wow tons of Q activities! Thanks!

  4. Okay, I seriously wish I would have done our alphabet series AFTER you! Q was a hard letter to find stuff for! I love all that you did. You are so creative. . . do you take orders? {big grin} *Ü*

  5. a friend told me about your blog, and I have been reading it for about a week and it is my new favorite thing!! i LOVE it!! you are so creative and I LOVE all the scriptures and encouragement. I'm new to the blogging world, so I'm not sure how to contact you except thru this comment. I don't have a blog of my own. My oldest will be 3 in a few weeks and we are doing the letter of the week, but are only at L. before I was just doing it w/ print outs. but now i'm so excited to go w/ some of your ideas! I pray the Lord will bless you for sharing your talents and encouraging others like this!

  6. OMGoodness! I'm teaching the letter Q this week in our small preschool groups we do and wasn't sure what I was going to do since you didn't have a letter Q up yet! You totally answered my prayers! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very pretty! Have you read The Quiltmaker's Gift? It is a gorgeous book, my kids did not want to return it to the library so I had to buy it.

  8. Christine: Thanks, I added the Quiltmaker's Gift to my wish list! :)

  9. I just discovered your blog this weekend and you have been a big help to my tired brain. Thanks for so many creative ideas. I know it takes time to post everything amid all the homeschooling you do yourself, but I really appreciate it!

  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was planning Q is for quilt in a few weeks and this helps out so much. (And I didn't even think about quarters. Great idea!) Thank you for all that you do and share with other moms!

  11. I appreciate all these great worksheets you make and freely share. Are you making anything special for Valentine's Day? or doing V for Valentines?

  12. Thank you for all the wonderful worksheets. Have you ever used the alphabet books by Jane Belk Moncure? We picked up a set of hte First step to learning books at Goodwill and my kids have really enjoyed them. Each book is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet. I haven't used the sound box books, but expect them to be equally as nice. http://www.janebelkmoncure.com/fsrsbbhome.htm

  13. Wendy, I haven't heard of those books, thanks for sharing!

  14. wow! I love how you make all your own worksheets! You have inspired me to do the same when I can't seem to find anything to go with what I am teaching. I printed off the quilt shape puzzle – perfect for my littlest who is learning his shapes! Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. I always love everything you do. We love the pattern blocks here, I will have to check out Learning Resources for more ideas.

  16. Wow, I wish I'd found your blog when we were first learning the alphabet! You have such great ideas!

  17. Wow, so many ideas here. And to think, we JUST finished our letter Q! Thanks for the link for the Letter Hunt printables, can't wait to try that with my daughter. Now why didn't I think of doing something with Q-Tips. Oh well. Love the water bottle ice cube trays. Neat idea, nice substitution for Montessori spindle box.

  18. I always enjoy reading your alphabet posts even though we are beyond alphabet. It's such a big help for all preschool teachers out there.

  19. So excited to start the alphabet this fall with all these great activities, thank you for sharing your gift with blog land!!

  20. Hey Erica. Are your individual activities for each letter no longer available for printing without purchasing the whole curriculum? I’ve been printing out a couple things for each letter to supplement teaching my last little student, and we’ve gotten to Q this week and the page tells me each file is no longer available…
    for example the pattern print out and the uppercase/lowercase sorting. Thank you!

  21. Hi! I just discovered you and your ideas are great! I tried to download the quilt lacing card and cutting practice, but I can’t figure out how. Can you help?

  22. Wow, so many great ideas and resources. Thank you for sharing! I’ loving all the quiltiness and Q ideas!

  23. Would love you to link up here: http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2013/10/q-is-for-quicksand-sensory-science-play.html There aren’t many “Q” posts out there!

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