As I sat down with my little class to talk about the mysteries of the letter Q, we began by talking about what it looks like. As I only had one day to discuss this wondrous letter, we concentrated on capital letter Q.
First, I wrote the letter C on the board and asked them “what letter is this?” They all chimed in “C” Then I closed it up and they yelled “O” Then I showed them the squiggly that makes an O turn into a Q.
Finally, we talked about words that start with the letter Q. We touched upon Quail, Quarter, Quick, Quack, one of my favorites “Quiet” and Q-Tip. We eventually made our way to our topic of the day – Queen.
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I asked them “What is a queen?”
Queens (in theory) have authority. “They tell you what to do and you have to do it!”
Paper Bag Puppet Craft
- Print the Q is for Queen printable on white card stock.
- Color the queen.
- Cut out the queen into two parts.
- Glue a jewel to the top of the crown using white school glue.
- Place the paper bag, flap up, on a hard surface.
- Lift the flap and glue stick liberally.
- Press the chin/mouth part of the queen’s face on the glue. Take care not to glue the bag shut. You want the mouth to open and close.
- Now close the flap and glue-stick the brown square on the bag like crazy!
- Press the top of her head on that part, aim it so that the upper part of her lip covers the tongue. You should only see the tongue when the puppet’s mouth moves.
That very same day, we did a great Q-tip painting activity using the letter Q. The kids had lots of fun. I love painting other ways than just paint and paint brush. So far we have used plastic forks, marshmallows, shaving cream, sponges and now q-tips.