Ideas for Using ~ Q-Tip Painting Printables

Ideas for Using Q Tip Painting Printables



My daughter is the queen of loving something one day and hating it the next. She definitely keeps me on my toes. I began creating Q-Tip painting printables because she LOVED them and then suddenly she was SO over them. Anyone else relate?

I had to get creative with how we would use them and once I did, she loved them again! She now uses them weekly again, but chooses her method each time.

 

WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! If you notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

Below you will see several ideas for using these printables.

The obvious use is Q-Tips and paint. We use both tempera paint and water color paint. This was  the main reason they were created, and I was originally inspired by this post. You can see our original intro post here.

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We have also cut straws down to a tiny size and let her paint with those.  I did this both for something different and also to make the grip area even smaller than a Q Tip to force her to use a better grip.

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Adding glue dots and glitter is another fun activity, and one of her favorites.  She is usually able to add glue dots to some of them and then I finish when it gets too hard.

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If managing a glue bottle is too much, try a toothpick!  I put a small amount of white glue in a craft cup and give her a toothpick to dot the glue on.

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Then we sprinkle on the glitter!

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Another spin on the use of glue is to glue on Perler beads.  Again, she will add the glue for some and I will finish.  Then she adds all of the beads.

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Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Lalaloopsy  Sofia

Despicable Me  Tinkerbell

Jack in the Beanstalk Mouse Paint

Noah's Ark  Thanksgiving

Nativity  Christmas

The Mitten  Winter Clothing

Q Tip Alphabet Painting  Q Tip Painting Number Printables


See more “Ideas for Using” posts below!

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts   Ideas for Using ABC Find It!

Ideas for Using Roll and Graph   Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

Tot School Printables A to Z

Tot School Printables A-Z

It has been a few years since we used Tot School Printables when Ladybug was around 2 years old. It was such a fun time, one of my favorite programs.  Tot School Printables Tot School Printables isn’t just a printable program, it encourages you to dive into a particular theme with each unit, and develop vocabulary along the way.  Exposing basic early learning skills happens all while you are just having fun!

If you have a tot around the age of 2 or 3, and are looking for some direction, this might be for you!  My daughter was 23 months old when we began, and she begged for table work.  You can read my post, Following the Lead of the Child, to see how difficult this was for me as an early childhood educator to accept. We had a fabulous time using this program and it really helped me stay on track and have fun activities to expose her to every week!

This is a FREE printable program, you can download the lessons on the Tot School Printables webpages.  Below you can see all of our posts A-Z linked up, and get a feel for how we did things.

Tot School Printables A is for Apple   Tot School Printables B is for Ball

Tot School Printables C is for Cat   Tot School Printables D is for Duck

Tot School Printables E is for Egg   Tot School Printables F is for Foot

Tot School Printables G is for Goat   Tot School Printables H is for Hammer

Tot School Printables I is for Igloo   Tot School Printables J is for Jellyfish

Tot School Printables K is for Key   Tot School Printables L is for Leaf

Tot School Printables M is for Mouse   Tot School Printables N is for Net

Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich   Tot School Printables P is for Pencil

Tot School Printables Q is for Queen   Tot School Printables R is for Rainforest

Tot School Printables S is for Star   Tot School Printables T is for Train

Tot School Printables U is for Umbrella   Tot School Printables V is for Volcano

Tot School Printables W is for Window   Tot School Printables X is for Xylophone

Tot School Printables Y is for Yo Yo   Tot School Printables Z is for Zipper

 

Download the flashcards all in one set!

Tot School Printables Alphabet Flashcards

 

I also began a Pinterest board featuring these posts and others from bloggers who also used {or are using} Tot School Printables! If you are a blogger who has blogged about Tot School Printables and would like to pin to this board, just leave a comment or email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so I can invite you!

Tot School Printables Pinterest Board

Animal ABC Q-Tip Printables

Animal ABC Q-Tip Painting

We are done using Animal ABCs but I still come up with ideas to enhance the program! Recently I released our ABC Q-Tip Printable set and decided to make a set featuring the animals from Animal ABCs! 

This set is included for free with the Animal ABC Bundle, and has been added to the private download page.  If you have already purchased you can go back in using the special link and password to download this new set.  If you lost your password, just email me and give me your PayPal email address and I can easily resend your info!

For those of you who don’t own the Animal ABC Bundle, you can learn more on the main Animal ABC webpage, or here on my store page, OR you can purchase this set by itself from my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Home Preschool ~ Letter M

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter M

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We love our ABC Baskets!  I love how much she enjoys digging through them.  We play a lot together during the week exploring the contents.

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Usually on one day during the week, I will pull out all of the puzzles and display them as an invitation for her to complete them, she almost always accepts the invitation!

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I gathered some of our books about mice, moose, and monkeys!

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I drew an M on our easel and drew one mouse, thinking that’s what we would add to our letter.  The kids had a different idea and decided M was for Minecraft! Home Preschool Letter M -8734


CRAFTS

 

She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the mouse!

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PRINTABLES

I create a binder with all of the printables I chose and allowed her to flip through and choose something to do.

We used glitter and glue to create our letter Mm from the Q-Tip alphabet printables.  She didn’t want to use a Q tip!

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The next few printables are from the Letter M pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

I decided to try the word puzzles and although she didn’t LOVE them, she definitely liked them.  After we put them all together, with the help of a Littlest Pet Shop bug, we worked on sounds.

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I would sound the word out slowly and she would move the bug to the word I was saying.

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We used stickers to fin the words that begin with Letter M, she loves this activity!

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Stickers again, to find the upper and lower case letter Mm.

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ABC Find It! is a favorite still, so we had fun with that of course!

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Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter m is for mole craft…Home Preschool Letter M -8273

 

 

Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase m was a moon, which we made with tinfoil!Home Preschool Letter M -8560

Then, she painted the night sky black!

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Working on “What begins with M?”

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Krash used our letter construction kit to make this {it’s a mouse} for her!

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Our finished Letter M work

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See more Letter L ideas on our M is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter M here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Preschool at Home ~ Letter L

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter L

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We love our ABC Baskets!  I love how much she enjoys digging through them.  We play a lot together during the week exploring the contents.

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She hopped right up on her shelf to complete them!Home Preschool Letter L -6737

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I drew an L on our easel and drew one ladybug.  She immediately caught on and began drawing ladybugs!

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The boys added a couple, but she did most of them!  Throughout the week I found her counting them, it was a fabulous activity for her. By the end our letters were full!Home Preschool Letter L -7219


CRAFTS

Since my girl loves to do guided crafts with me, I am trying to choose at least 2 per week that either connect to our letter of the week or our theme {if we have a special theme}.  This week I chose a ladybug craft made out of egg cartons.  I was inspired by the ladybug craft shown here, but she wanted to draw faces so ours turned out a bit differently. Theirs look a little more like actual ladybugs!

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On day one we painted, and she LOVES painting so this was a big hit! 

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On another day we used a hot glue gun to attach the black pipe cleaner antennae and the wiggly eyes.

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She used a sharpie to draw on the mouth and the spots.

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She played with these little friends all week long, and I am sure will continue to.  This craft was a huge success!

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Ladybug Craft

 

She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the lemur

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She wasn’t completely sure what a lemur was so I found a video on National Geographic for her to watch after she made her craft!

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We also made the lion!

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PRINTABLES

I create a binder with all of the printables I chose and allowed her to flip through and choose something to do.

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Again, she chose to do her letter maze first! She also requested to use a Qtip again.

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The next few printables are from the Letter L pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

She again loved the “letter soup” as we called it.  She used a Q tip to paint all of the upper and lower case L’s the correct colors.

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She loved the sentence building activity, and even requested to keep her letter K sentence and cards up this week also!  When I took them down, she asked where they were!   Home Preschool Letter L -6723

 

This week she finger painted all of the words that start with L.  Home Preschool Letter L -7412

 

ABC Find It! is a favorite still, so we had fun with that of course!

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She loves ladybugs, so when she saw the ladybug dot fun in her notebook, she loved it!  She asked to use mini sponges to paint this one…

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Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter l craft…

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She LOVED the glitter glue I got her at the dollar store!

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She asked to sue the glitter glue to color in her Letter L page too!

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase l was leaves and we used glue and glitter to outline them before painting!Home Preschool Letter L-7103

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Finding words that start with L…

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She loved these ladybug math games from The Measured Mom.

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Our finished Letter L work

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We used our Lalaloopsy Preschool Pack during this week also!  See that post here!

Lalaloopsy Preschool Fun


See more Letter L ideas on our L is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter L here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!