Welcome back! Our list of words that start with the Letter Q is full of relatable examples that are sure to help your child learn the letter Q!
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Q IS FOR…
Quality, the degree of excellence of something.
- Toad is impressed with the quality of Roddy’s choices.
For more words that start with the letter Q, I found a list that can guide you to fun and important values. Every child has the change to resonate with a different word that starts with the letter Q. It is important to find the words that best address your child’s development.
ANIMALS THAT START WITH THE LETTER Q:
For many, a lesson on words that start with the letter Q would try to skip animals. There are not very many animals that start with letter Q. I had to get a little bit creative! That meant including one animal that is now extinct.
- Quails are small, plump birds with brown to bluish-gray feathers. A plume on the tops of their heads bob as they walk. In spring and summer, you’ll see mother quails walking through the desert or grasslands, their babies trailing behind them. Quails eat seeds, grain and insects. The collective noun for a group of quail is a flock, covey or bevy.
- Resplendent quetzals have a green body (showing iridescence from green-gold to blue-violet) and red breast. Depending on the light, quetzal feathers can shine in a variant of colors: green, cobalt, lime, yellow, to ultramarine. Their green upper tail coverts hide their tails and males are particularly splendid, being longer than the rest of the body. The primary wing coverts are also unusually long and give a fringed appearance. The male has a helmet-like crest. The bill, which is partly covered by thin green feathers, is yellow in mature males and black in females. Their iridescent feathers, which causes them to appear shiny and green like the canopy leaves, are a camouflage adaptation to hide within the canopy during rainy weather. Resplendent quetzals are considered specialized fruit-eaters, although they mix their diet with insects, frogs and small lizards.
- The quokka is a small marsupial about the size of a large cat. It lives on some small islands off the coast of Western Australia and eats grass and small plants. The quokka is a social animal and lives in large groups. They eat grass, sedges, succulents and leaves. The quokka moves in the same way as a kangaroo, using both small and large hops.
- Quolls are carnivorous marsupials native to mainland Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They are primarily nocturnal and spend most of the day in a den. They are mostly ground-dwelling, but it is not uncommon to see a quoll climbing a tree. Quolls mark their territory several miles away from their dens. A male’s territory often overlaps many females’ territories, and male and female quolls only meet for mating. Quolls have communal toilet areas, usually on an outcropping used for marking territory and social functions.
- The Quagga is a recently extinct zebra. It was one of the six subspecies of plains zebra. It was a yellowish-brown zebra with stripes only on its head, neck and forebody, and looks similar to an Okapi. The Quagga was native to dry grassy plains in the south of the African continent. The Quagga was hunted for food, for their skin and also because farmers did not want it to eat the grass they needed for their sheep and goats. The last wild Quaggas died during a drought in 1878. The last captive Quagga died in the Amsterdam Zoo on 12 August 1883. A foundation in Africa is trying to bring Quaggas back to life by taking zebras that have very light stripes and breeding them. They began in 1987 and the first Quagga foal was born in 2005.
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PLACES STARTING WITH THE LETTER Q:
In our journey around the world to find the greatest words that start with the letter Q, we have come across some places worthy of mention.
- QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
- Queensland is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city. Often referred to as the “Sunshine State”, Queensland is home to 10 of Australia’s 30 largest cities and is the nation’s third largest economy. Tourism in the state, fuelled largely by its warm tropical climate, is a major industry. The history of Queensland spans thousands of years, encompassing both a lengthy indigenous presence, as well as the eventful times of post-European settlement.
- QUEBEC, CANADA
- Quebec ( listen) is the second-most populous province of Canada and the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population. The climate around the major cities is four-season continental with cold and snowy winters combined with warm to hot humid summers, but further north long winter seasons dominate and as a result the northern areas of the province are marked by tundra conditions.
- QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY
- Queens is the easternmost and has the largest area of the five boroughs of New York City. Residents of Queens often closely identify with their neighborhood rather than with the borough or city. The borough is a patchwork of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity.
FOOD THAT STARTS WITH THE LETTER Q:
Q is for Quinoa.
Quinoa is not a real cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, but that is not widely available for purchase. Quinoa gives high quality protein and other nutrients. It has been called a ‘superfood’.
- Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowls are sweet, spicy, and nutritious.
- Not only delicious, Quinoa Black Bean Burgers freeze and re-heat like a dream!
- Easy to make, hard to say Kitchen Sink Quinoa saves the day!
I can’t think of any more words that start with the letter Q. What about you?