29 Nov Q is for Quilt
The letter Q was our second to the last alphabet in our letter of the week. We finished this curriculum around August and I couldn’t help but feel emotional that we’re wrapping up Timmy’s preschool year in a week! He turns 5 next week, by the way (did I just say that out loud?). I mentioned in my previous blogs that we’ve already shifted to Before Five in a Row after we did our LOTW. 🙂
Obviously, I chose the difficult letters to be featured last. Haha! It was quite challenging to think of things to do for the letter Q but we managed to pull it off! I’m so grateful that God has been my ultimate source of creativity and wisdom. I couldn’t have done any homeschooling work without His help. 🙂 Here’s how our Q week went:
Books and the Bible
“Quick” was one of our keywords so our memory verse was about being “quick to listen.” We also looked at the life of Queen Esther and how she stood up for her people even if it meant risking her life. We don’t have any “Q” books so we read books with titles that ask questions! All of the books in this pile have been Timmy’s “flavor of the week,” meaning books that he read over and over again for an entire week. 🙂
“What is God like?” is a heartwarming book explaining God’s love and character. Those Look and See books “What Sound Do You Make?” and “What Am I?” are great interactive and rhyming books with lots of holes! Timmy and I giggle a lot every time we read “Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?” and of course, the Mo Willems books. 🙂
Using his oversized flash cards, Timmy traced the letter Q. We also did a quilt Q by taping (i.e. double sided tape for fine motor exercise) small pieces of cloth to outline big Q and small q. 🙂 The lady from Fabric Warehouse gave me free swatches because I told her that I just need a few pieces for a preschool project. She was so nice! I also ended up buying half a yard of a couple of cute fabrics. They were cheap, too! 🙂
For math, I drew different numbers of question marks on neon colored papers (from SM Supplies section) and asked Timmy to match it with the correct number pegs (from Japan Home). 🙂 He really loved this activity!
Arts and Crafts
Since he cannot a wear a queen’s crown, we decided to make a king’s crown instead! We used a paper plate and some crayons and stickers for decoration. Timmy even used the crown as a ruff collar just like in the Medieval times. Haha! Too funny! 🙂
We also made a quilt art using our different fabrics. I made sure we had various textures so that the activity doubles up as a sensory exercise. We used double sided tape and placed the fabrics on a folder to form a quilt art! It would be difficult to sew a quilt blanket so we simplified the concept instead. 🙂
Hope you got some fun ideas for your Q week! 🙂 Watch out for our Z week a.k.a the grand finale! 🙂 Thanks for dropping by! Ciao!