Home Preschool ~ Letter Q

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 Q

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Her Letter Q ABC Basket… 

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She is getting into her letter construction set more and more and asked to put the letters together…

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Oooooooh, look, it’s an O!

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CRAFTS

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

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PRINTABLES

Animal ABC lowercase Q is for quokka…

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Painting her letter Q from our  Tot Time Notebook

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Dot painting the Q is for Quail printable, see more ideas for using Dot Fun Printables here!

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Below she was coloring the words that begin with Q from the Letter Q  pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

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This week I let her cut the vocabulary cards herself {these are from the same set above}

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After cutting we played “smack em” with our swatter.Home Preschool letter Q -0566

 

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase was a queen and we added glitter, so it was a hit!Home Preschool Letter Q -0549

I am now using the book, Doodling Dragons from Logic of English, alongside of our All About Reading lessons to emphasize the sounds.  We have the print version and iPad version of this book.

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Working on the other letter Q sheets from All About Reading…

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Our finished Letter Q work {minus a couple I didn’t get hung up}! 

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See more Letter Q ideas on our Q  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 Q here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Early Childhood Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables P through T

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables U-Z


I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter PTheme Printables P through T

Letter QTheme Printables P through T

Letter RTheme Printables P through T

Letter STheme Printables P through T

Letter TTheme Printables P through T


    Looking for more printables?

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    Alll Printables A to Z 300  Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter Q

~Ladybug is currently 38.5 months old~Tot School


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Here is her desk set-up for letter Q.  I added some letter fun, featuring the letter Q using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and Letter Q soup canTot School Letter Q -8439

The printable items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter Q is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

This week we colored quails together {she wanted them all pink} and then cut them up to play hide and seek!Tot School Letter Q -8400

First, I hid them, and she went around finding them and yelling out the colors!  Then she hid them for me!Tot School Letter Q -8403

 

She dot painted the letter Q…Tot School Letter Q -8394

Gluing her quails on…Tot School Letter Q -8397

Here she is working on Letter Qq Dot Fun, we used our magnetic pom poms and our cookie sheet.  I used our wooden letters to hold the page in place.  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.Tot School Letter Q -8332

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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We recently got this Alphabet Soup set and I LOVE it!  I am planning to pull the cans down one at a time as we work through letters this time, and then again when she does RRSP.  As she advances, we will use them for sound sorting!Tot School Letter Q -8327

We are loving our Candy Construction set, which is a review item from Learning Resources!  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming very soon!

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She continues to love this puzzle, even after our farm theme week is over!Tot School Letter Q -8414

We got out our Letter Construction Kit and made people and butterflies…Tot School Letter Q -8419

Then we made shapes and lined them up.  I yelled them out as she jumped through each one.Tot School Letter Q -8425

Then, she was the yeller for Krash!Tot School Letter Q -8429


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Fireworks on the roof was a first for Ladybug and oh did she LOVE IT!  She smiled and clapped a lot!!!IMG_8346

 


Hanging-ith-the-big-Kids4World geography is kicking back into gear around here! We are focusing on Europe right now, since the Olympics are in London.  I have much more to share about our world geography plans, stay tuned! 

Ladybug isn’t actually a main part in the geography plan, but she is actually the most interested!  She does this Europe puzzle {got ours in a set at a discount store, the price is HIGH online} at least 2-3 times per day.Tot School Letter Q -8320

We have a big floor map, and I had just the Europe section out for the boys, but she begged for the whole thing.  So, I said yes, of course! She was jumping with joy when we finished it!Tot School Letter Q -8412


Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s week on Instagram, since we are using Instagram more, I am switching the Mom’s Favorite category to “Insta-Tot” .  {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

Featuring:   puzzle with Daddy, pool time, Octonauts with Daddy, new froggy baben suit, Golden Corral, pretty braids, night night star, fireworks on the roof, Starfall, 4th of July, and Europe puzzle.image

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  • Tot School ~ Letter Qq

    ~Ladybug is currently 28.5 months old~

     

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    Tot School Printables Q is for Queen

    Letter: Qq

    Object: Queen

    Vocabulary Development Theme: Royalty

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

    Oh, it is SO nice to be back to regular school, I am loving it!!  Ladybug is so much more go-with-the-flow now.  Even a big change since just the weeks before we went to the beach.  She is definitely still very opinionated and dramatic but she hangs out and plays so much better these days!

    Here’s a peek at which Letter Q activities she wanted to do…

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    Stamping lettersIMG_2912Dot painting lettersIMG_2813Coloring her queens, for a little while,IMG_3002Then watching as Krash finished them for her…IMG_3010Dot painting letters on the queen…IMG_3021more dot painting {she chose orange every time!}IMG_3031

    We put tape on our white paper to dot paint a Q but she was way more interested in stacking the dot-paint tops.IMG_3132

    Squeezing the play doh that I had planned to make Q’s out of.  IMG_3134

    Instead we rolled snakes to lay on her tracing page.IMG_3139

    Poking the snakes…IMG_3141

    I decided to try to lay her work out on trays like this, along with her toys and other items.  She didn’t seem to care one way or the other, but it helped me see what she hadn’t done.  I am lucky-she doesn’t mess with them unless it is school time.IMG_2711

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    Letter Qq printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter Q

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    I set her shelves up a bit differently as shown above, but will still show her toys and other tray activities here.…

    Playing with her Betty Lukens Felt Set

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    Fraction Puzzles, she loves these!IMG_2789

    Discovery Toys Progressive Puzzles, working on the 4-piece puzzles…IMG_2809

    Swinging friends that we built together…IMG_2889

    By FAR, the most played with toy this week was our foam blocks.IMG_2909

    They came out every day.IMG_2717

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    She built by herself more than ever, and told me all about her buildings! I got the tongs you see while we were at the beach.  There is a mid size and also a tiny pair, I couldn’t find them online, but check Kitchen Collection or The Gourmet Chef if you have either near you.  They are so cool!  She used them so much and I caught her cleaning up the blocks with them!

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    Knowing how much the kids were enjoying them, I made up a quick game for them.  I set up the cylinders on the steps and assigned Krash 2 color and Ladybug one color.IMG_3082

    They had to hold the block in their tongs and run to set it upright on the stool in the back.  The giggles  were AWESOME!!!  You can see Pac in the background doing his schoolwork, he loved sneaking a peek at them!

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    Ladybug was so good at the game, it shows me how “old” she is!  It was so much fun to watch, I am sure we will be playing the tong game again soon!

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    The 2nd most played with toy this week was the drawer full of Mr. Potato Heads.  Ladybug built SO many funny creatures!IMG_2805

    Magneatos were out several times…IMG_2878

     

    Theme_thumb3We had our schoolroom decked out for our pirate theme this week!  Ladybug enjoyed the many props we had out ~ although the theme was specifically for Krash! Her favorite part of pirate week has definitely been the pirate books, and the pirate sensory bin.

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    tub-of-fun_thumb2The pirate sensory bin was out every day and we used the contents to work on various activities.IMG_2745

    Ladybug loved the little black marbles and gathered them all…IMG_2747

    Worked on tonging them into a sorting tray…IMG_2968

    Even poked them into her mini whisk {also got at the Kitchen Collection store}IMG_2976

     

     

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    The 2 littles coloring together.IMG_2916

    Reading in our bean bag chair, which she often does. IMG_3149

     

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    Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Qq

    Krash has officially begun Kindergarten so we are just doing portions of our remaining RRSP units. You can read more about his Kindergarten plans here! You can see our new Kindergarten with Krash posts also!

    Rock stars This is the main section of our preschool posts-focusing on what we do for our Raising Rock Stars Preschool Curriculum. I am not sharing photos of each part every week, just what I happen to catch!

    Our letter this week ~ Qq, our verse: Quench not the spirit.Qq

    I didn’t have the heart to tell that sweet smile that it was upside down…IMG_7712

    Working on his craft…IMG_7713

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    Coloring…IMG_7719

    Reading the mini book to me…IMG_7730

    You can download the entire letter Qq unit here.

    I am no longer doing specific lesson plans since Krash is now in Kindergarten {read more here}. RRSP-Blank-Lesson-Plan_thumb8_thumb_You can download blank copies of the lesson plan on the Qq page here!

    More letter Qq fun…

    Qq is for Queen color by number…

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    Qq Crafts from Totally Tots {click on the images}

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    Qq is for Quilt from COAH…

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    More Preschool Links…

    Be sure to visit Preschool Corner to see all of the other amazing home-preschool moms!

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