Q is for Queen Preschool Activities
This collection of letter q preschool activities features reading and book-based activities that my preschoolers and I did when we were learning about the letter Q. Keep scrolling for examples of some of the awesome things we did as part of this Q is for Queen Activity Bundle! You’ll have the opportunity to purchase the entire week-long unit as well as get a free printable below!
Frozen Sensory Bin
One of the things I really liked about this collection of letter q preschool activities is that I was able to repurpose most of the materials throughout all of our projects. I put this sensory bin together as the final activity of the week, and it was a big hit. Audra loved going through this Queen Elsa Sensory Bin finding “treasures” and then cleaning them off. I used a large bin with a lid that was intended for under bed storage. It has low sides and is a good size for multiple kids to participate. In addition to the marshmallows, gems, glitter, sequins, and Frozen figures we used throughout the rest of the week, I also threw in a bag of frozen Epsom salt. I made it cold by throwing it in the freezer for a few hours. This definitely isn’t a requirement for this to be a successful and fun activity, but it did add another interesting sensory experience. As you can see in the pictures, I also added some tools that we use with our water beads for some added fine motor practice.
Queen Elsa 3D Painting
These kids are thrilled anytime they have a chace to make a mess, so they were really happy with this activity. It was another simple one to set up (a requirement for me!) and the kids were thrilled with the outcome of their art.
Of course, I didn’t get a picture of the setup, but I just grabbed some muffin tins, filled each cup with some shaving cream and added some liquid watercolor to each cup. I didn’t even mix the color it, I just let the kids do that. To make it extra messy, I sprinkled some glitter in each cup to make the fluffy snow paint even more special.
My intention was for them to make Olaf paintings, but they were happy painting and creating, so I didn’t realy feel the need to give them much direction.
Eventually Audra ditched the paintbrush and started painting with herfingers, which was a fun sensory experience for her. This project does need heavier paper than regular printer paper. I used some leftover scrapbooking paper I have lying around, but cardstock or construction paper works great as well.
I just love the texture and colors of their 3D paintings! They turned out great and the kids had fun exploring different textures and mediums!
Queen Elsa Castle Building Preschool Activity
I love watching the creativity and problem-solving skills of these kids flourish and grow. They all had so much fun building a castle for Queen Elsa & friends while they ate (too many!) marshmallows.
This Queen Elsa Castle Building activity was simple to set up and execute. I gave each kid a tray with mini marshmallows, sugar cubes, and toothpicks. For fun, I added glitter and stones from some of the other activities we did.
It took a little adult guidance to help the kids figure out how to hold the marshmallows to stick the toothpicks in, but once they figured that out, they were good to go. We had good conversations about how to make their structure more stable / larger on the bottom so that they could build it higher.
While they worked, we had a very enlightening conversation about Queens and their castles, as one can only have with three preschool girls.
These intense looks are in response to me telling them not to eat any more marshmallows. His faces make me laugh every day (which is exactly what he is going for!)
Wade also eventually got bored building the castles, so he bulldozed his. He loves tractors more than anything.