Q is for Queen; R is for Rainbows

letter-q1There are some really fun things to do with the Letter Q!

Encourage your children to ask questions! I know lately Journey’s favorite question is “Why?” and she will ask why until she can’t ask why anymore. I never knew I could run out of answers so quickly! Maybe I need to take this advice and ask more questions myself so that I can have more answers! Whew! Read this article I found and find the strength to answer the “why?” question.

  • Sing some Letter Q songs!
  • A great riddle to help you child remember that after the letter Q always comes the letter U is:
    Q and u are stuck like glue!”

 

  • Print and color this page…

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Crafts…

Felt Quilt

What You Need:
  • Felt
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children a few felt squares in different colors. Let them come up with a design and then glue them into quilt. Pretty easy and toddler and preschoolers love gluing–encourage them to do it on their own (don’t let the OCD come out in you if the squares are not perfectly lined up!)

Queen Crown:

What You Need:
  • Poster Board
  • Glue
  • Paint/Crayons/Markers
  • Glitter
  • Various other Art Supplies (ribbon, beads, other shinny things)
What You Do:

Do you have some old toilet paper rolls laying around and you don’t know what to do with them? I have an idea! Make a Queen…here’s how.

*For your Q page glue either coloring sheet on your piece of construction paper. Add pictures from magazines on online.

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letter_rNow, on to the letter R.  The Letter R is a very reliable letter.  It only says rrrr as in rat.  This makes this letter very easy to learn (phonetically). Take time today to go talk about word that start with the letter R, such as: rabbit, rain, rake, ram, ran, rat, red, ring, rip, road, ride, rod, roll rope, rose, rub, run.  With these words make:

  • Flash cards by writing each word on an index card or small squares cut out of construction paper 
  • Play a memory game by writing each word on an index card and also an coordinating picture on another card.  Have you child flip cards face down and try to match the word to its picture.
  • Make an itsy bitsy r book. Kaleah loves to make these little books, especially now that she can read the sentences.
  • Recognize pictures that start with the letter R and trace the letter.
  • Ribbon Dance – Tape ribbon or streamers to a straw, put on some music, and dance.
  • Tell riddles.
  • Have a relay race.
  • Here is a great song to sing with your little ones

                    LETTER R SONG (tune of John, Jacob, Jingleheimer Schmidt)

Rocky R loves to rock and roll
Along with his pet rhino.
For words that start with R
The people will go far!
Words like Rocky and his rhino’s rock and roll
R R R R R R R

  • Make rainbow stew! 
  • Materials Needed:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 4 cups water
  • Food Coloring

 

 

Instructions:
(Kids, get an adult’s help with this recipe!)

Mix together all ingredients in a sauce pan. Stir constantly and heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool.

Divided the mixture into three bowls. Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl (1-red, 1-blue, 1-yellow). Put approximately three tablespoon of each color into a zip-lock bag. Seal the bag and tape the top closed. Knead the baggie to mix colors just enough to look like a rainbow. Lay bag down on a hard surface and gently press to flatten it. You can hang it in your window when finished.

* Another idea for this activity is to put the mixture in a clear glass jar (You can increase the recipe and add more colors).  If you do this you do not have to mix it in a baggie, just do it in the bowl.  The jar would make a great gift, just tie a pretty bow around the top and tell them to place it on the window seal.

 

 

  • Or if you haven’t gotten your child a Rover of their own, have them make pet rocks! All you need are rocks, paint, and glitter (optional). Have your children gather rocks about the size of their fists. Next have them paint the rocks and add faces to make cute pet rocks. (google eyes look pretty cool on the rocks)

*For your letter r page: Print and cut out this letter R template.  Have your child color it like a rainbow and glue it on your R page.  Find pictures in magazines, or online of the many words that begin with the letter R.  OR click and print the Letter R coloring sheet above and glue that to your page. 

*Have a wonderful day! Come back tomorrow, when you want a quick break from cooking, or even your relatives! (LOL!)

Reneca and Kalisha

 

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6 Responses

  1. Great ideas!!! We’ll have to try that rainbow stew. How fun! Hope you guys have a great Turkey Day!

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