“Q” can be a difficult letter for little ones to learn. It can be hard to say and hard to learn the sound, but with this fun craft they can learn a little bit about the letter “Q” and quails! As part of our Beautiful Birds Activity Bundle, this letter recognition craft is perfect for 3 years and up. If you are doing this with kiddos who already know their letters, then just have fun creating your queen quail!
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We like to try to incorporate a book into our craft projects to get a visual aid and learn a little something about what we are creating. For this project we read the story Quincy the Quail Saves a Life. This book was great for learning about quail, even including QR codes for sounds that the birds make!
What You Need:
- Cupcake liner
- Coffee Filter
- Googly Eyes
- Paint brush
- Large paper
- Aluminum foil
- Stickers, glitter, etc for decorating the crown
How to Make the Queen Quail Letter Recognition Craft:
First, Paint the Quail.
The coffee filter is going to be the body of the quail. Paint this brown and then set it aside to dry.
The cupcake liner is the head. Half of the cupcake liner should be black and half should be white. Set this aside to dry as well.
This is a great opportunity to also teach your little one about mixing paint colors to make brown! Mix red and green to get brown!
Next, Put the quail together.
When the paint is all dry, glue the coffee filter body to the page. Then glue the cupcake liner head to the page, overlapping the body slightly.
Encourage your toddler to add a beak, eyes, wings, and legs to their quail as well.
Now it is time to make the crown!
Cut out a crown shape from aluminum foil and then decorate!
We used stickers and glitter to decorate our crowns, but sequins, buttons, and paint would be really fun, too!
Let your little one get creative and decorate their queen’s crown as they see fit!
Add finishing touches to your letter recognition craft!
Add any background or other elements to your quail and it is finished!