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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter Q. The presentation
ideally should be part of birds, quetzal and/or rainforest theme theme
activities and crafts.
Science > Animals > Birds > Rainforest > The Quetzal
A quetzal is bird of Central and South America that has bright red and
facts and images at The Resplendent Quetzal
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Q is for Quetzal
Present the letter Q Quetzal six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter Q in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter Q's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to
count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number
order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter Q's: Have the children find all the
letter Q's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter Q's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
Letter Q words: Letter
Q Activity Page and Mini Book This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter Q program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related Q words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter Q words and images: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter q in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display other Q posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter Q classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
Q Printable Materials to make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a quetzal behind
the page or print a quetzal
coloring page #1
to color after writing practice.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a
write letter Q.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Quetzal
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy a real quetzal image.
The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Crafts> Select a quetzal printable craft from the materials
column. External links at dltk-kids.com
*coloring and writing materials