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Letter "Jj" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Jj" is for Jellybeans
We study letter J during Easter so we made this bag to put our Easter eggs in. Have a jelly bean hunt to reinforce letter J recognition. Or get a variety of jelly belly flavors and have a jellybean tasting activity.
"Jj" is for Jellybean Painting
Place a sheet of paper in a tub or cardboard box (we used an egg shape). You may need to use tape to secure it to the bottom of the box. Place a few drops of paint on the paper and drop in a few jellybeans. Tip the box back and forth rolling the jellybeans through the paint.
"Jj" is for Jewels.
Glue sequins to the letter. You could also use glitter glue to represent jewels.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Jj,
Jack-O-Lanterns...see our letter p page for how we made our cute fingerprint pumpkins.
Use tickers, paper cutters, or find things in magazines that start with J.
"Jj" is for Jellybeans Collage.
Glue jellybean shapes to the letter.
Get The letter Jj Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter J - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter J & Jellyfish Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this, available from school supply stores. You can sometimes find them at hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder (You will need to cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.
Group Time Activity
Jars For Jellybeans
Display two jars, one labeled with capital J, the other labeled with lowercase j. Cut jellybean shapes from different colored construction paper. Print capitol J's on half of the shapes and lowercase j's on the other half. Invite children to sort through the jellybean shapes and place capital letters in the J jar and lowercase letters in the j jar. Add more challenge by having children sort through words and names with capital and lowercase j's, such as Justin, jade, Jenny, just, etc.
Jumping For J Words
Take children outside to jump rope. Explain that the word jump begins with the letter j. Have children repeat the word with you, elongating the initial j sound. Then invite them to take turns jumping rope. With each jump, the child must say a word beginning with j. If he or she misses a word, it's the next child's turn. Play until each child has had a turn. For my very young preschool children we just had fun jumping rope and making the j sound with each jump instead of saying words.
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