These are the activities we did for the letter Q!
The first activity we did for the letter Q was make a paper quilt.
- Masking Tape
- Poster Board
How to do this activity:
- Place the poster board on the ground, or a table, and make a lattice on it using the masking tape.
- Let your child color in the parts of the poster board not covered by tape with the crayons.
- Carefully remove the tape so it does not rip the poster board.
Like our pompom activity from yesterdays post, this could be another activity that patterns could be taught during. It is also a fun activity because you don’t know what the final product will look like until the tape is taken off and no matter how much they scribble the lines will be so crisp!
The next letter Q activity we did was make quicksand.
This is an activity we have done before and one that is posted to the blog as Goop. All you need for this activity is cornstarch and water. We added about 2 cups of cornstarch to a big bowl and then added enough water so the cornstarch was covered but not so it dissolved. Then I separated it into three bowls so we could all have some to play with.
The only bad thing about this activity was that it made a HUGE mess but luckily cornstarch and water is really easy to wipe up. We spent the most time on this activity out of all of the ones we did for the letter Q and it was by far my favorite activity we have done! It was so fun watching and feeling the texture change as we played with it.
The next letter Q activity we did was make edible q-tips.
- Pretzel Sticks
- White Chocolate Chips
How to make edible q-tips:
- Put about a cup of the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until fully melted.
- Stick each end of the pretzels into the white chocolate.
- Place the pretzel sticks on a cookie sheet and place in the fridge for just a few minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and dip each end into the chocolate again.
- Place in the fridge for another few minutes and then take out and eat.
My husband saw these and the first thing he said was “Gross”. The thought of these are a little gross, but in a funny way. My kids of course did not care at all and inhaled them all. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate and pretzels?
The last letter Q activity we did was paint with actual q-tips.
- Q-tips (actual ones this time)
- Kid Friendly Paint
How to do this activity:
- Draw a big bubble letter Q on the piece of paper.
- Let your child use q-tips to paint dots inside of the big letter Q.
There seems to be a lot of these easy and quick activities which can be so nice, especially if you are wanting to do something hands on with your kids but they may not be as excited about it. This activity though was fun and my kids loved being able to paint with something other than a paint brush.
Can you think of any other fun ways to teach the letter Q? Which of the activities from above would your child have the most fun with?