Alphabet Letter Q Quetzal
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Worksheets and Crafts

Themes Activities Materials

> Letter Q > Q is for Quetzal

Animals > Birds > Rainforest > Quetzal

Crafts > Two Quetzal crafts

Holidays and Events >

*Jan. 5th > National Bird Day
*May 4th > Bird day

Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Alphabet

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 green feathers.
* Quetzal at
* Quetzal facts and images at The Resplendent Quetzal

Alphabet Activity > 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 page.
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 worksheet.

Letter Q wordsLetter 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 and mini-book.

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 or #2 to color after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a quetzal and 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

Q Quetzal Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Printable Activities
[in Spanish]

Color poster

Coloring page

Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

Letter Q Worksheet and Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian and Standard block format

Drawing  | Writing

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)  

Quetzal coloring pages


Online jigsaw puzzle

External links

Quetzal Paper Craft
Quetzal paper craft
Quetzal tube craft
coloring and writing materials

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