One week you are teaching the Letter A and have a plethora of amazing activities. You have the kids marching like ants, eating apples, reading about Aunt Alice’s Airplane, making apple pie, and more. Then, you move on to Letter Q and your creativity comes to a crashing halt.
Let’s face it, some letters are harder to teach than others.
Our letter this week was Q! Other than quilts, queens, and quail there isn’t a whole lot you can do with this letter. At least I struggle!
In order to add a little fun to our week we played this Quiet Game with a twist.
The Quiet Game
I don’t know about your preschoolers, but mine love to be noisy! So I took advantage of that and ran with it. We opened our music bin and took out all the noise makers we could find.
I explained to the kids that I wanted them to make as much noise as they could until I said, “Quiet”. Then, they were to freeze. We did this for about 15 minutes. I alternated how long I waited to say “Quiet” to keep them on their toes.
Below you will find a short video of the kids playing our version of the Quiet Game with a twist.
We also did quite a bit with Quilts this week. Below you will find examples of our work with quilts and patterns, the descriptions, and links to the printables that you see. The kids had a blast creating their own quilts using pieces of scrapbook paper. This mama loved the scissor practice the kids got out of the pattern activity. They also did a fabulous job cutting out the squares and finishing off each pattern. And who doesn’t love Skittles, the Letter Q quilt page was perfect for snack time. Not only did they get to make a Skittle quilt, they also got a sweet little snack.
I guess my creativity didn’t completely come to a halt! 🙂
- We read Llama Llama, Red Pajama. We talked about the quilt that Baby Llama has on his bed and what a quilt is. Then, we made our own quilt using this template from Crayola and scrapbook paper squares.
- The kids had a blast using this printable from Making Learning Fun and Skittles to create a quilt.
- We also worked on Patterns with this printable from Miss D’s Teaching Tools on TpT.
What do you do when your creativity comes to a screeching halt? What are your favorite preschool activities for the Letter Q?