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Fun Letter J Activities for Preschoolers

Let’s jump into the letter J. These fun hands-on, Letter J activities for preschoolers will help you plan out activities your child will be excited about!

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Fun Letter J Activities for Preschoolers

Let’s make letter learning fun! Here’s a collection of hands-on activities for preschoolers learning the letter J.

  • Practice juggling with beanbags.
  • Learn the nursery rhymes: Jack and Jill and Jack Be Nibble
  • Learn how to do jumping jacks ( a great gross motor skill)
  • Learn how to use a jump rope
  • For family movie night you could watch:
    • The Jonah Movie (Veggie Tales)
    • Josh and the Big Wall ( Veggie Tales)
    • The Jungle Book cartoon (Disney)
    • Joseph King of Dreams (Dream Works)
  • Teach your child some simple kid friendly jokes. What better way to have fun, than to laugh together?
  • Carve a jack o’ lantern
  • Show your child how to jog.
  • looking for a theme idea for the letter j?
  • Make jello – There are alot of things you can do with jello.
    • Chill jello in silicone-shaped ice cube trays.
    • Chill jello on a tray and let your child cut out their own shapes or letters. They can try to spell their name with the letters.
    • Color mix jello. Mix a package of blue and yellow jello together to get green, or mix red and blue to make purple, or yellow and red to make orange. CoComelon has a cute short YouTube video about color mixing with jello you might want to share with your child.
  • Make fresh squeezed juice – Find your favorite fruit and make juice or juice smoothies together (fine motor skills )
  • Listen to songs from Jack Hartman 
  • Try different flavors for jelly beans
  • Sing songs ringing jingle bells
  • Make the letter J with dot markers. You can write a large letter J on a piece of paper for them to use or you can print out the block letter J from the free Letter J Worksheets at the bottom of the page.

Letter J Sound

The letter J makes the sound /j/ as in jump.

Jack Hartman’s – Learn the Letter J. This is an excellent way to learn letter recognition, how the letter sounds, and the letter formation of upper case letter J and lower case letter j.

Fun Letter J Crafts for Preschoolers

Have extra fun with this collection of letter j crafts. 

  • This art project  is a fun activity your child can make with a paper bag and some googly eyes. Paper Bag Jellyfish Craft by No Time For Flash Cards. This would be perfect to make during an Ocean theme.
  • J is for Juice Craft  by Teach Beside Me is a simple letter craft made with construction paper and a paper straw.
  • Your child will have tons of fun imaginative play with this  DIY Jet Pack by Early Learning Ideas
  • This Jellyfish Craft by Fantastic Fun and Learning is an easy, fun activity even younger children can do with a piece of paper, some paint and googly eyes.

Letter J Bible Activities

There are several Bible characters that preschoolers can learn about for the letter J:

Letter J Books for Preschoolers

Collage of Letter J Books

Use this fun collection of Letter J Books to share with your child .

Letter J Worksheets for Preschoolers

Enjoy these free printables – letter j worksheets to help your preschooler improve fine motor skills by writing and identifying uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j and sounds.

Letter J Worksheet collage

Looking for more fun things to do with the alphabet? Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers has a huge collection of great activity ideas!

Also be sure to check out more letters of the alphabet where you will find a huge collection of letter activities for each letter of the alphabet.

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