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Q Is for Quail Craft

title graphic for Q Is for Quail ABC Craft

I don’t know about you, but our top feathers are all aquiver about this animal ABC Craft! Quiet and cute, our little quail is ready to teach your child all about the letter Q.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light blue, dark blue, black, brown, and purple)
  • Q Is for Quail Craft templates
  • 1 “googly” eye
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter Q Craft

  1. Print the Q Is for Quail Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter Q and the quail head, feet, beak, and feathers onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter Q and the quail body parts.
  4. Glue the letter Q onto a full sheet of card stock (we used purple, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Attach the quail’s head to the top of the letter Q.
  6. Glue the feathers, beak, and feet onto the quail.
  7. Affix one googly eye to the quail’s head.


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Learning with Your Letter Q Craft

As you and your child assemble your Q Is for Quail Craft, practice saying /kw/–/kw/–quail together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

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smiling children with their completed letter q craft

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Katherine

says:

My 4-year-old will love this!! The hands-on learning really helps her retain so much more and it’s fun!

Karly

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I love how simplistic the supply list is and yet my kids have the most fun making these hands on learning crafts :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Karly,
We are happy to know that your kids have so much fun with these!

Jessica

says:

Love the letter crafts. Super cute!

Jamie

says:

Really appreciate these because my boys love crafts!

Penny Bailey (Beamer)

says:

These letter crafts are awesome! My almost 5 year old has really enjoyed them!

Nikki Howell

says:

Thank you for these letter crafts! I have been struggling with my 5 year old to learn letters. We started doing these and he is finally starting to pick them up!!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Nikki,
This is great! It’s wonderful to know that these crafts enabled your child to start mastering letters!

Grace

says:

Love these cute letter projects!

Anne

says:

Good idea!!

Megan

says:

I’m really enjoying making the letter crafts with my son! He especially loves the googly eyes!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Megan,
Thank you for letting us know that you and your son are enjoying these crafts!

Wendy Clark

says:

I loved doing activities like this when my children were younger. So fun!

Mila D

says:

It’s so helpful, I love it, thanks so much!

Christina

says:

I love these. I have a slow learner and they’re great to reinforce letter sounds and pre-reading skills with him!

Yuna P.

says:

My daughter insisted on doing “quetzal” for the letter Q so we stuck a very long tail feather on it.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love this! Quetzals such remarkable birds!

Karmen

says:

This is so cute!! I can’t wait to do this with my little guy. :)

Jessica

says:

Love this!

Mary

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I would love to learn more about this program. I have a 7yo with dyslexia. I have a different program that was recommended to me to use but this looks more engaging. I would love to learn more about this.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Mary,
Both All About Reading and All About Spelling are Orton-Gillingham based, which is a proven approach for helping students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. It’s also the approach that the International Dyslexia Association recommends. The author of AAR and AAS, Marie Rippel, is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and has instructed graduate-level courses in Orton-Gillingham Literacy Training offered through Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. She is also a member of Pro Literacy, has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Literary Task Force in Wisconsin, and tutored students for more than 20 years. If you haven’t had a chance to watch their story about her son’s struggles, you may want to check that out (they were told he would never read). Quite amazing!

You might like to visit our Dyslexia Resources Page.

Here are some ways that All About Reading and All About Spelling can help kids with dyslexia:

– Each lesson time is simple and explicit and will include 3 simple steps: the review of what was learned the day before, a simple new teaching, and a short practice of that new teaching.

– Incremental lessons. AAR and AAS break every teaching down into its most basic steps and then teach the lessons in a logical order, carrying students from one concept or skill to the next. Each step builds on what the student has already mastered.

– AAR and AAS are multisensory. Research has shown that when a child is taught through all three pathways at the same time, a method known as simultaneous multisensory instruction, he will learn significantly more than when taught only through his strongest pathway.

– AAR and AAS use specially color-coded letter tiles. Working with the letter tiles can make the difference between understanding or not understanding a concept.

– AAR and AAS are scripted so you can concentrate on your child. The script is very clear, without excess verbiage.

– AAR and AAS have built-in review in every lesson. Children with learning difficulties generally need lots of review in order to retain concepts. With AAR and AAS, your child will have a Review Box so you can customize the review. This way, you can concentrate on just the things that your child needs help with, with no time wasted on reviewing things that your child already knows.

– All About Reading has lots of fluency practice. One of the things that Marie noticed when she was researching reading programs is that few programs have enough review built in for kids who struggle to gain fluency. AAR has fluency sheets or a story to be read with every lesson, so children can practice reading smoothly with expression and confidence.

– All About Spelling has a gradual progression for increasing the student’s stamina and fluency in writing, from words and short phrases in Level 1, to phrases and short sentences in Level 2, to 12 dictation sentences per step in Level 3. Partway through Level 3, the Writing Station activity is introduced. In this exercise, students write sentences of their own that they make up using some of their spelling words. In this way students have begun to use words in a more real-world context through dictation and writing, to help them transition to longer writing assignments.

All About Reading and All About Spelling have a one-year guarantee. You can try them, and if for any reason you feel that they aren’t the right match for your child, return them for a full refund.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

Becca

says:

We’re loving the letter crafts! Thanks for making this fun activity easy!

Haley

says:

Very cute!

Autumn

says:

This is so cool

Amanda

says:

Thank you for this idea! My kids love googly eyes!

Amanda

says:

Love these letter craft ideas!!

Bethany

says:

Love these cute little crafts. Easy on mama but fun for kiddos.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Bethany,
That was what we were aiming for! Easy for the teacher but enjoyable for the students!

Angella

says:

I love this idea!

Ellen Theiss

says:

What a great way to make learning tactile!

Lisa

says:

We’re way behind, but we’ve been loving these! Thank you so much!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lisa,
There is no behind when it comes to these! They are there for families to use as they have time.

Jennifer Lavallee

says:

Entering your contest to win all about reading!!

Heather

says:

My little guys are enjoying these ABC crafts. Thanks!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Heather,
Thank you for letting us know your little guys are enjoying these crafts. We love hearing that!

Jamilyn

says:

Q is a fun one, it makes me think of Curious George’s Alphabet book!

ko

says:

Looks quite adorable.

Whitney

says:

Super cute craft!

Julie C

says:

So cute!!!

Angie

says:

Love this! Going to do this with my 5 year old!

Kendra Fregia

says:

So far, we’ve only used the prereading first two lessons. I have only used the pages from the book but think these letter crafts are a great reinforcement.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Kendra,
Yes, the crafts are a great reinforcement for our Pre-reading level. They are especially nice for those children that need to spend more than one or two days on a lesson. They can do the Activity Book page one day and this craft another day and some of the other ideas listed in the appendix of the Pre-reading Teacher Manual as well.

Naomi

says:

This is such a cute craft for learning the letter Q!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Naomi,
I agree! It reminds me of all the cute baby quail we see following their mamas in the spring.

Jessica Olson

says:

We LOVE all of our All About Reading letter crafts!

Kim Morton

says:

That is a great way to help kids remember their letters!

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