Through this, I hope that he can always recognize each letter…upper and lower case. I want him to be able to name words that start with each letter and hopefully start to learn most of his letter sounds. I’m also going to attempt to teach him to write each letter.
I have a handful of activities that I am going to repeat each week…just using the different letter…as long as he doesn’t get bored with them. We had SO much fun this week and loved starting with our FAVORITE letter! :)
First, we poured out ALL of the foam letters and let him DIG for the Q’s. He made a huge mess but found them easily! This activity only involved capital Q’s and was a great way to kick off our week. Then, for lunch, I did a MTM (on a tray) all about Q’s. He LOVED it, of course! :) … While we were eating, we talked about words that started with Q! After he ate the tail off of his Q sandwich, he said, “Now it’s an O!!!” Later, Quinn played with play-doh using his “Q” cookie cutter and quarters. Another day, I printed off a sheet from this site and let him color and then glue his pictures to the page. During this, I taught him how to use a glue bottle and to only do “bug dots!” Even though this “worksheet” seemed to be a cop out when I was teaching, it was a HUGE hit with my little man. After he finished gluing, he added lots of Q stickers. He proudly put it on the fridge.
A little later, we went on a “Q hunt!” I hid sticky notes all over the house and let Quinn take his magnifying glass around the house to find the capital and lowercase Q’s. We’d chant a little made up Q chant and he would get so excited when he’d find another one……and he was so proud to sort them on the door! …
Since the preschool that Quinn is going to attend uses Frog Street Press, I bought this book so that I can make the reproducible alphabet books each week. Quinn loved reading “Quilla the Queen” and had so much fun singing along with the song! By the end of the week, he loved to talk about her and the Q things mentioned in the book/song.
From this great site, I got the idea to make the weekly letter into an object each week. Here’s Quinn’s masterpiece from this week! He LOVED doing it and loves looking at her on the fridge. …
And, last but not least, we went on a field trip! I want to take Quinn on a little trip each week to a place that starts with his letter. He took his new camera and took a picture of the Q that he found. 00 Once we got there, we obviously had to go inside, look for more Q’s and get a fun treat!!! And, crazy enough, our check out guy’s name was Quinn…so, one more Q to find that we weren’t expecting! :) Quinn spotted the Q on his name tag right away!
Up next: “U!”