Letter J Crafts for Preschool

Letter J Crafts for Preschoolers

Incorporating letter J crafts for preschool can really help to round out your letter of the week program. They are also a great way to re-enforce letter recognition and letter sounds through crafts that feature words starting with the letter J.

You and your child will have so much fun working on your favorite letter J preschool crafts from the list! There are sixteen crafts here that feature sixteen different letter J words.

Letter J Crafts for Preschoolers

Letter J Preschool Crafts for Letter Recognition

This selection of letter J crafts feature the shape of the letter J (uppercase or lowercase) so that you can help teach letter recognition as you craft with your preschooler.

1. When you think of J, what’s the first thing you think of? Why jellyfish of course! Well, maybe it’s different for you. But it’s the first thing that pops into my head at least. And this adorable wiggly pink letter J is for jellyfish craft will have your preschooler all wiggly and giggly. All About Learning Press

2. Develop a taste for the sweet life with this simple and yet fun J is for jellybeans letter J craft. Just be prepared for a case of the missing jellybeans when your little one discovers how yummy their craft tastes. The Kindergarten Connection

3. Take a ride on the wild side with this fun letter J is for jaguar craft. It’s orange and spotted with a long pipe cleaner tail. And it’s oh-so-cute (oops I mean scary — rawr). 😉 Kids Activities Blog

4. Let your child’s imagination take flight with this cute letter J is for jet craft. Not only is it cute, but it comes with a template to make your life easier! Yay! My Teaching Station

5. Give your day some sparkle and pizzazz with this simple and fun letter J is for jewels craft. This would be great for gluing practice if you’re brave enough, or opt for the sticky-backed jewels if not. Don’t worry, I get it. 😉 School Time Snippets

6. This unique J is for juice craft comes with a printable template and it’s oh-so-refreshing! Your preschooler will love assembling and pretending to drink their letter J glass of juice. A Little Pinch of Perfect

7. If your preschooler is into vehicles, then they’ll love this adorable J is for jeep craft made with craft foam. It comes with a template so they can help make the jeep out of foam (depending on their cutting and gluing skill levels). Our Kid Things

8. Has your child ever seen someone juggle? If so, they will love this sweet juggling J is for juggle craft. While you do this one, sneak in a lesson about shapes by talking about what shape the balls are. Imaxinaria

 

Other Letter J Crafts for Preschool

This selection of letter J crafts features crafts for things that start with the letter J. These are great to help talk about the letter J sound as you craft as well as helping your child to associate the letter with an actual word.

1. If your child loves big cats, then allow them work out their imaginations as they express their creativity with these adorable jaguar paper plate masks. They’ll have a roaring good time! JDaniel4’s Mom

2. Get some gluing practice in as your preschooler decorates these adorable little jackets in this jacket paper pasting craft. Let them choose the colors they love best as they decorate their J is for jacket craft. The Teaching Aunt

3. Have your preschooler help to make “lunch” with this super simple but oh-so-cute paper jam (or jelly) sandwich craft. Just make sure they don’t really try to eat this one like the jellybeans! Fun Family Crafts

4. Need some giggles? This colorful and bouncy Jack-in-the-box craft will have your preschooler smiling from ear to ear. Teachable Moments

5. You’d be just about the coolest mom on the block if you let your child help you build this awesome DIY jungle jeep from a cardboard box to play with. Adventures and Play

6. Make a craft and then burn some energy with this colorful DIY jump rope made from straws. This also doubles as a great fine motor activity and if you let your child help you cut the straws great cutting practice too! And Next Comes L

7. It’s always a good time to share the good news of Jesus with your children. Take a crafty moment to talk about the birth of Jesus and what that means for us with this adorable printable baby Jesus in manger craft. Kids Craft Room

8. Get out of this world with this creative Jupiter mosaic craft made with beans. It’s a great opportunity to talk about the planets and what makes Jupiter in particular so cool. The Crafty Classroom

 

Enjoy These Letter J Preschool Crafts!

I hope you enjoyed this list of letter J crafts for preschoolers! If I missed any good ones be sure to share them in the comment. And let me know which ones you and your child tries and loves.

Free Letter J Printable Do a Dot Pages

Free Letter J Printable Dot Pages

Need a letter J printable to go with your preschooler’s letter of the week activities for the letter J? Here are some letter J free printable do a dot pages for you. The free letter J do a dot printables come in eight variations including uppercase and lowercase, color and black & white, and pages with and without writing practice areas.

Free Letter J Printable Do a Dot Pages

Letter J Free Printable Do a Dot Pages

These adorable letter J do a dot printable pages are so versatile! Don’t think you can only use dab markers with them. Although those are great too, there are so many other ways you can use these kinds of pages to help teach the letter J, one-to-one correspondence, and even practice fine-motor skills!

Letter J Printable Dot Page With Do-a-Dot Markers

You can of course use this printable J dot page with do-a-dot markers. These ones are my favorites and include great colors. Using these pages with do-a-dot markers or bingo daubers is a great way to help children learn one-to-one correspondence and practice fine motor skills. Plus, they love it! Which is always a bonus. 🙂

Letter J Do a Dot Printable As a Full Worksheet

You could take your letter J printable dot page and turn it into a full-fledged worksheet with the black-and-white option that includes the letter tracing section. This gives your child three different activities to do: do-a-dot markers, coloring (I love these triangular crayons for promoting the pincher grasp), and handwriting practice.

Letter J Dot Page With Paint & Q-Tips

If your children aren’t big on coloring (I have one of those), then another option for the letter J do a dot printable is to let them use acrylic paint or washable paint to paint the dots with a q-tip or cotton ball. I love the q-tip idea more than using a cotton ball because they have more control over the paint. Also it gives them an excellent fine motor activity to try to stay in the lines of the dot with the q-tip.

Letter J Printable Dot Page With Play Dough Balls

You could also stick your worksheet into one of these awesome dry-erase pockets. No laminating necessary! And they come in so many colors so you can color-coordinate if you’re focusing on a particular color for the week or just a little bit OCD like me! 🙂

After you stick them in the pocket you can do really anything you could with a laminated sheet. But one great idea is to have your child place balls of play dough into each dot. This is an excellent fine motor activity and kids always love playing with play dough.

And if you’re wondering about those miniature tubs of play dough, you can grab them here. They are the perfect size for these little activities and come in SO MANY colors. I keep them in a separate place away from our regular play dough and pull them out for activities like this. That way they don’t get mixed together or dried out.

Letter J Do a Dot Page With Counting Chips

Another option is to go ahead and laminate your letter J printable dot page for durability and longevity. Then you can extend the activities even further. As an example you can  have your child place colored counting chips on each dot. It’s another great option for one-to-one correspondence and fine motor practice.

Letter J Dot Page With Pom Poms

If you don’t have do-a-dot markers, or play dough that isn’t dried out, or counting chips, there are still lots of things you can use with your letter J do a dot printable. One thing that you more than likely have on hand (if you’re a parent) is pom poms! And these are the perfect size for using with dot pages. Simply have your child move the pom pom from a cup or bowl to the page. You can make it even more challenging (if desired) by having them use tongs to move the pom poms too!

Grab Your Letter J Free Printable Do a Dot Pages

Now that you’re loaded up with ideas on how to use the free letter J printable with your child, let’s get to it! Click the button below to download, print, laminate (if desired), and enjoy!

To get your free printable, CLICK HERE

Looking for more alphabet do a dot printables? You can view the previous letter I printable dot pages here, and the next letter K printable dot pages here.

Letter J Books

Letter J Books for Preschool

Let’s talk about letter J books for preschool! If you’re working through the alphabet with your preschooler, incorporating books starting with J can really help them with recognizing the letter J and learning it’s sound in context. So here is a roundup of books beginning with J and featuring letter J words.

Letter J Books for Preschool

Letter J Books for Preschool

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Jeremy Jackrabbit’s Jumping Journey by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

I’m a huge fan of this entire series. I love that the letter it’s featuring is so prevailent throughout the story and the stories are so fun with adorable illustrations. I highly recommend including all of them in each of your letter weeks. In this one Jeremy Jackrabbit is excited to enter the jump rope contest. Will he get the jitters―or will his joyful jumping win him a trip to the Jump Rope Hall of Fame?

 

 

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If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart by Jill Roman Lord

This is such a sweet book about what our lives would look like if we let Jesus lead our actions. It’s told in a sweet whimsical rhyming manner and in a way that toddlers and preschoolers can grasp and enjoy. This would be a great book to use as an introduction to Jesus and a way to discuss the many ways He lives and works within us.

 

 

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Jamberry by Bruce Degen

A small boy and a big friendly bear embark on a berry-picking extravaganza, looking for blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Their fun adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

 

 

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Jack and the Beanstalk by Carol Ottolenghi (Keepsake Stories)

This book re-tells the classic tale of Jack as he watches in amazement as his magic beans grow into a beanstalk that reaches beyond the clouds! There are a lot of great re-tellings in this Keepsake Stories series.

 

 

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Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

When a bug sleeping on a jug is chased by a frog, he has to jump to get away. But then that frog (who’s sleeping on a log) is in for a similar surprise! He’s attacked by a cat…who needs to jump away from a dog…and on it goes, until not even a shark is free from getting a little fright! Building on repetition that’s fun to read and fun to listen to, Jump! is a rip-roaring, read-aloud with simple rhymes and lively illustrations that leap off the pages.

 

 

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The Giant Jellybean Jar by Marcie Aboff

Ben loves jelly beans, and every week he goes to Jo-Jo’s Jelly Bean Shop hoping to guess the riddle that will win him a whole jar full of them. He always knows the answer to the riddle, but he has never won the prize. It’s hard to speak out loud in front of so many people, but with a little help from his sister, Ben finally learns to say what he’s thinking.

 

 

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Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole

Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children this book creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. ‘This is the garden that Jack planted…’ The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden. And a concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines.

 

 

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Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill by R. A. Herman

This book expands upon the original nursery rhyme by building a little backstory about Jack and Jill and their adventures up (and down) the hill to fetch the pail of water. It includes the original nursery rhyme, word-by-word, along the top of each page, along with a story that’s being told along the bottom of each page.

 

 

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Julius by Syd Hoff

Julius, an enterprising gorilla, leaves the jungle for a circus job. This fun book, written by the author of Danny and the Dinosaur, introduces the reader to Julius’ surprising talents and all the fun he has with the circus people.

 

 

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The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway

It’s a dark day for Itching Down. Four million wasps have just descended on the town, and the pests are relentless! What can be done? Bap the Baker has a crazy idea that just might work…

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The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (“bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!”) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside. Clever rebuses and jaunty illustrations make The Jacket I Wear in the Snow especially fun for prereaders and new readers.

 

 

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Jellyfish (Under the Sea) by Carol K. Lindeen

This is a non-fiction book about Jellyfish by Pebble Press. Text and photographs introduce jellyfish, their physical characteristics including their soft, bell-shaped body and tentacles, and describes their behavior such as their stinging abilities and eating habits.

 

 

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Jump!: The Sound of J by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel and Robert B. Noyed

Simple text and repetition of the letter ‘j’ helps young readers learn how to use the letter J sound.

 

 

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Berries to Jelly by Inez Snyder (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made)

This is a non-fiction book that describes how jelly is made from berries, using strawberry jelly as an example.

 

 

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Jaguars by Julie Guidone (Animals That Live in the Rain Forest)

Another non-fiction book that describes the jaguar, a powerful cat that lives in the rain forest, and explains that even though it is a hunter, it is also endangered. Beautiful and vibrant photographs really bring this big cat to life.

 

 

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Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Have you ever wondered what little airplanes do when it’s time for bed? Jumbo jets, biplanes, helicopters–even Air Force One!–power down, wash up, and listen to stories with mommy and daddy planes beneath a blanket of stars, getting ready to fly to dreamland. Little airplane lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is the same for their favorite flying vehicles as it is for them, as they come down to earth for sleepy time.

 

 

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Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk

Sometimes a simple, everyday object can take you away on great adventures. Juna and her best friend, Hector, have many adventures together, and they love to collect things in empty kimchi jars. Then one day, Hector unexpectedly moves away without having a chance to say good-bye. Juna is heartbroken and left to wonder who will on go on adventures with her. Determined to find Hector, Juna turns to her special kimchi jar for help each night. She plunges into the depths of the ocean, swings on vines through the jungle, and flies through the night sky in search of her friend. What Juna finds is that adventure–and new friends–can be found in the most unexpected places.

 

 

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Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

Join this rhyming safari and meet everyone from the elphing elephant to the gangly giraffe, and maybe even the terrible tiger!

 

 

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Jupiter by J.P. Bloom

Learn about the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in our solar system with simple, easy-to-read text alongside striking images and diagrams that will assist young readers in learning. Complete with a table of contents, glossary, index, and More Facts section.

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Did I miss any other good letter J books for preschool? Let me know your favorites in the comments below!

J is For… Things That Start With J for Preschool

Words that Start With the Letter J

Need a list of things that start with J for preschool, kindergarten, or your other school-aged children? Here is a handy list of J words for kids that can make homeschool planning even easier!

Having list of words that start with J for kids can also be helpful as you’re looking for letter J show and tell ideas for school too.

J is For... Things That Start With J for Preschool

You can do all sorts of “J is for …” activities with this list

Here are just a few ideas for how to use this list in your homeschool planning:

  1. Put together a Montessori-style alphabet mystery bag including the letter J
  2. Gather ideas for things to include in a letter J sensory bin
  3. Know what kinds of letter J books to search for that start with, or feature, these words that start with J
  4. Look for videos that feature these letter J words to re-enforce the sound.
  5. Find toys that start with J words for your children to play with

There’s all sorts of things you can do with the letter J for letter recognition and to re-enforce the sound. I hope this list will help you get started as you plan your letter J activities for your preschooler, kindergartner, toddler, and older children. Have fun learning!

Words That Start With J for Kids

On to the list of J words for kids! First I have an alphabetical list of all the words that start with J so you can easily copy and paste them where needed. Scroll further down if you need ideas from a specific category, like animals that start with J or food that starts with J, etc. I also have a free printable of all the things that start with J at the bottom of this post for easy reference.

  • Jacket
  • Jack Rabbit
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Jacks
  • Jack-in-the-box
  • Jaguar
  • Jam
  • Janitor
  • January
  • Japan
  • Jar
  • Jeans
  • Jeep
  • Jello
  • Jelly
  • Jellybeans
  • Jellyfish
  • Jesus
  • Jet
  • Jewel
  • Joey
  • Jog
  • Joke
  • Juice
  • Jug
  • July
  • Jump
  • Jumprope
  • June
  • Jungle
  • Jupiter

Animals That Start With J

  • Jack Rabbit
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Jaguar
  • Jellyfish
  • Joey

Clothes That Start With J

  • Jacket
  • Jeans

Food That Starts With J

  • Jam
  • Jello
  • Jelly
  • Jellybeans
  • Juice

People That Start With J

  • Janitor
  • Jesus

Places That Start With J

  • Japan
  • Jungle
  • Jupiter

Toys That Start With J

  • Jacks
  • Jack-in-the-box
  • Jumprope

Transportation That Starts With J

  • Jeep
  • Jet

Verbs That Start With J

  • Jog
  • Joke
  • Juggle
  • Jump

Other J Words for Kids

  • January
  • Jar
  • Jewel
  • Jug
  • July
  • June

Free Printable: Things That Start With J Editable Checklist

To make your homeschool planning even easier, I’ve gone ahead and put together a handy printable list of all the things that start with J. I’ve included all of the items on this list in two formats: 1 alphabetically-ordered list, and 1 list ordered by category like above. Print these out and place them in your homeschool planner for easy reference as you plan your homeschool for your child.

To get your free printable, CLICK HERE

Did I miss any things that start with J? Let me know in the comments below! And I’d also LOVE to know how you’re using this list in your homeschool planning. 🙂