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  1. Queen's Crown

    Give each child a half of an apple on a plate with cut-up foods for the "jewels" on the crown. Have them to put the rounded side of the apple facing up. Then stick toothpicks into the apple and stick the "jewels" onto it. "Jewels" can be cheese, bananas, oranges, pineapple, carrots, celery, strawberries, etc.

  2. A Tasty Quilt

    Let the children create pretty designs on crackers using peanut butter or cream cheese. Then add color with bits of vegetables or fruits.

  3. Quiche

    1 1/2 cups milk
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup margarine, melted
    1/2 cup Bisquick
    1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

    Mix above ingredients well. Add 1 cup grated cheese, 1/2 cup chopped ham, bacon, onion, green pepper or mushrooms. Pour into a buttered pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

  4. "Q" Snacks- quince jelly, quick breads, Quaker Oats

  1. Quack, Quack

    Five little ducks went out to play,
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother Duck called, "Quack, quack, quack, quack"
    Four little ducks came waddling back.

    Four little ducks went out to play,
    Over the hill and far away,
    Mother Duck called, "Quack, quack, quack, quack"
    Three little ducks came waddling back.

    Three little ducks went out to play,
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother Duck called, "Quack, quack, quack, quack"
    Two little ducks came waddling back.

    Two little ducks went out to play,
    Over the hill and far away,
    Mother Duck called, "Quack, quack, quack, quack"
    One little duck came waddling back.

    One little duck went out to play,
    Over the hill and far away.
    Mother Duck called, "Quack, quack, quack, quack"
    No little ducks came waddling back.

    BUT, when Daddy Duck called, "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK. QUACK"
    Five little ducks came waddling back!

  2. Queen Anne's Lace

    Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has washed her lace
    (She chose a summer's day)
    And hung it in a grassy place
    To whiten, if it may.

    Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has left it there,
    And slept the dewy night,
    Then waked, to find the sunshine fair,
    And all the meadows white.

    Queen Anne, Queen Anne, is dead and gone,
    (She died a summer's day)
    But left her lace to whiten on
    Each weed-entangled way!

    ~Mary Leslie Newton~

  3. The Queen of Hearts

    The Queen of Hearts,
    She made some tarts,
    All on a summer's day,

    The Knave of Hearts,
    He stole those tarts,
    And took them clean away.

    The King of Hearts
    Called for the tarts,
    And beat the knave full sore.

    The Knave of Hearts
    Brought back the tarts,
    And vowed he'd steal no more.

  1. Cut big Q's from construction paper. Let children find "Q" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of Q.

  2. Crowns for the Queens

    Cut crown shapes out of poster paper and let the children decorate them with markers, crayons, sequins, paint, stickers, fancy buttons, etc. Attach a band so they can be worn.

  3. Paint with Q-Tips!

  4. Class Quilt

    Give each child a construction paper square and let them decorate with markers, crayons, paints, any kinds of materials on hand. Tape together for a class quilt or hole-punch around the squares and let the children lace them together with yarn.

  5. Another version of the class quilt sent in by Laura. Thanks, Laura!

    I teach kindergarten in Jonesboro, AR. We are currently doing a letter a week and doing our units around that letter. For Q week we made quilts using sandwich bags. I gave each child a piece of construction paper cut to the size of the sandwich bag. The children drew and colored pictures of things that start with Q on white paper. They cut out the pictures and glued them on the colored construction paper. They put that paper in the sandwich bag. I tied all of the bags together with colored yard. It makes the neatest quilt!

  6. Another version of quilt sent in by Becky---Thanks!

    I gave the children in my class two sheets of paper. On one of the papers they placed a handprint-- on the other one I let them draw anything they wanted. We punched holes in the corners and laced them together to make a quilt.

  1. Introduce quarts and let children use quart containers to measure liquids. Measure the quart containers into gallon containers. How many quarts in a gallon?

  2. Introduce the quarter.

  1. Queen Bees

    Discuss the role of the queen bee to the beehive. Why is she important and what are her jobs?

  2. Quilting Bees

    Discuss life when the women got together to make quilts. Show pictures of quilting frames and talk about how the quilt came together with help from all of them.

  1. Quack Quack

    Show children how to squat and waddle like ducks, tucking their hands under their arms to make wings to flap. Then they call out, "Quack, Quack!"

  2. Quail Hunt

    The children get behind the "hunter". They march around and when he calls, "Q", the children run away. The hunter tries to catch someone, who then becomes the hunter for the next game.

  3. Jan writes, "When we study the letter Q, each child decorates his/her own crown. Then we go to Dairy Queen wearing our crowns & celebrate by eating ice cream." Thanks, Jan!

**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.


Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet by Ann Whitford Paul
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
Luka's Quilt by Georgia Guback
The Boy and the Quilt by Shirley Kurtz
The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams by Jenny Koralek
Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills

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