Letter of the Week: Q (Including Free Q and U Get Married Printable)

The marriage of Q and U!
This week's letter (Q) can be taught two ways, depending upon how well your child already knows her alphabet. If your child recognizes and can name all or most of the letters, and is learning what sounds they make, it's a great idea to introduce her to the idea that the letter Q is never without U. They are always side-by-side.

One fun way to help your child remember this is to have Q and U get married. I've seen some schools put children through an elaborate wedding - with one child dressed as a bride and another as a groom, each with either a large Q or U pinned to their clothes. I find this a little disturbing (!). Instead, I'd recommend marrying two dolls. Or print out this Free Q and U Get Married Printable (After printing, cut out the bride and groom and tape or glue them onto popsicle sticks.)

On the other hand, if your child still doesn't know his letters well, I recommend focusing on each letter separately before you teach him about Q and U's "marriage."

For more about Letter of the Week activities, click here.

* Q is for Quail printable craft
* Quail paper plate craft
* Quail paper bag puppet (scroll down)
* Quail Bible story craft
* Q is for Queen (lowercase)
* Q is for Queen (uppercase)
* Q is for Queen (uppercase 2)
* Queen toilet paper roll printable craft
* Queen hand print craft
* Queen snack


* ref="http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2009/11/tot-school-letter-q.html">Q is for Quilt
* Q is for Quilt (2)
* Q is for Quilt Fruit Loop craft printable
* Quilt snack
* Q is for Q-tip
* Q is for Q-tip (2)
* Q-tip painting printables 
* Q is for Quarter
* Quarter stamping
* Paper Quiver craft
* Paper Quill craft (Cut a piece of construction paper into a feather shape - as shown here - and let your child practice her cutting skills on it. Tape to pencils to create a "quill.")
* Straw Quill craft
* Phonics: The Letter Q
* Q Without U
* Sesame Street: Letter Q
* Sesame Street: TuTu Letter Q
* Sesame Street: This is the Letter Q
* Sesame Street: The Question Song
* Sesame Street: Quicy's Letter Q Song

1 comment

  1. That is such a cute idea. I use Abeka. Their saying is, "Q has a helper and it's always U," as you point to the child all excitedly. Lol it seems to have worked for my kids, but the bride and groom is so cute.