Q is for quills. Have you written with a quill lately? It takes a lot of patience and concentration. Plus, it's fun.
A co-worker has several macaws and was happy to donate a few feathers for this Q-themed activity. We practiced writing our names and sight words using the quills and black paint. Putting the paint in recycled lids gave just the right amount of paint for a quick dip. Paper towels were also very handy, however, it wasn't as messy as I feared.