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

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Alphabet Letter Q Quetzal  Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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A quetzal is a tropical bird of Central and South America that has bright red and green feathers. The one depicted in the printable activities is the resplendent quetzal. The resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, featured in their flag and coat of arms.

* Quetzal and 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.

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 letters, 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 Worksheet and Mini Book > These materials can be used 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. 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
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy a real quetzal image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces and can be increased.
Quetzal Paper Crafts at dltk-kids
Crafts > Quetzal paper craft or Quetzal tube craft external links at

Quetzal coloring pages:

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