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

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Crafts > Letter Q

Animals > Birds > Rainforest > Quetzal

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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 Wikipedia.org

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 activities 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.

Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page or worksheet.

Letter Q words: Letter Q Activity Page and Mini Book. These materials 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 found in the worksheet. 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. Visit Letter Q Printable Activities 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 dltk-kids.com


Q Quetzal Online Jigsaw Puzzle

[in Spanish]

Color poster
D'Nealian
Standard


Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard

Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard


Letter Q Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block


Drawing | Writing Paper



Printable lined-paper
(various styles)  

Quetzal coloring pages

#1
  #2


Online jigsaw puzzle

External links
dltk-kids.com

Quetzal Paper Craft
Quetzal paper craft
or
Quetzal tube craft
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