Saturday, April 21, 2012

Preschool Corner: Q is for Quilt

Welcome to our letter Q week ... all about Quilts!
{David is 3 years, 11 months old}
Resources: Q is for Quilt LOTW printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler and Bible Verse printables (and other Letter Q stuff) from RRSP.

Quilt coloring page.

Working on our bible verse for the week: "Quench not the spirit." I Thessalonians 5:19.

Quilt color match board.

Size sequencing.

Quilt puzzle.  I cut it into many tiny pieces (as opposed to our usual 6-9) and he was not happy!  I had to make it a little more challenging for him.

Counting cards.  We just used glass beads as counter this week.

Quilt lacing card.

Playdough letter Q.  My playdough mats came from here.

Uppercase/lowercase letter sort.

Quilt magnet page.

Another bible verse activity that is more appropriately wrapped around ones head.

Quilt patterning.

Cutting practice.


Our Q alphabet page.

Letter Q phonics page.

Another quilt coloring page.

He was very particular about the colors and even pulled about another sheet so we could match the quilt squares.

Quilt/quilt spelling.

Our raindrop bible verse craft/patterning activity.

And this is what happens when David reaches his picture quota.  "Stop it Mommy!"

But this sweet girls is all smiles all the time!

Q do-a-dot page.  Purple is David's favorite color!

Q-tips on Q.  This was a fun craft.

Claire helped me make a no-sew tie quilt.  I loosely followed these directions.  David was actually supposed to help with this activity, but he had trouble making the knots.  Since Claire knows how to tie her shoes, she was able to help me finish it up.  (This was a super-cheap project when the fleece is on sale at Joann's for 50% off.  I think my total cost for this quilt was about $10 and it is not laying proudly on the foot of David's bed.

David had fun playing with the quilt scraps and laid out his own little quilt on the coffee table.

Loving his new Mickey Mouse blanket!

Queen coloring page.  This was excellent coloring for David!

Our Q board.

Q books we loved:
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet by Ann Whitford Paul (my son loved this book although it was not what I expected.  It has a quilt block for each letter of the alphabet and explains how the pattern came about.  We read a few each day mainly because he kept asking for the book!)

The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills (very long)

The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau (very long book ... my 3yo asked me to stop about half-way through ... good story though ... I finished reading it later on my own)

Quentin's Quiz and the Letter Q (Alphabet Friends) by Klingel and Noyed (great book for introduction of the letter Q sound)

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin (cute book about ducks who write)

The Name Quilt by Phyllis Root (least lengthy quilt book and sweet story ... brought a tear to my eye)

Quick, Quack, Quick by Marsha Arnold (this is an easy read book the my kindergartner probably could have read)

This post is linked up to these great blogs ... check them out for more great learning ideas!


Sarah said...

I love that you have photos of you working with your kids! I always forget to do that...

Fun week! I thought Q would be a tricky week to plan, but like you, I found a lot to fill the week up!

Amanda said...

We are getting ready to learn about the letter Qq. In my search for ideas I came across your blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas and resources. Now I have a better direction for where we will go with the letter Q!

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