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Alphabet Pages | Letter Jj
Fun Things to Do With the
Activities & Crafts
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes
Activities & Crafts:
Finger Painting with the Letter "J"
Choose items for the children to use as "paint" such as jello, jam,
Painting with the Letter "J"
Purchase or make your own sponge shapes in animals or other objects
that begin with the letter "J". (jaguar, jelly beans, jar,)
Recognizing the Letter "J"
Introduce the letter "J" to the children by showing them the written
word "jar" and helping them to see that it begins with a "J". Cut
a large jar shape out of paper and write the letter "J" on it. Have
the children tear or cut out magazine pictures beginning with the letter
"J" and then glue the pictures on the shape.
Jumping can be fun! Bring out the jump ropes; do jumping
jacks; jump over an object and sing "Jack Be Nimble, Jack be quick, Jack
jump over the "??"" Practice jumping on one foot, two feet, feet
together, feet apart, jumping high, jumping slow, jumping fast, jumping
slow....Have jumping races! Jump like grasshoppers, rabbits, frogs, jumping
Jack in the Box: Decorate a large box (large enough to
hold a small child inside) with an attached lid. Let the children
help! When decorated, allow the children turns being "Jack" as the
others sing :
"Jack in the Box, Jack in the Box
Curl up small.
Jack in the Box, Jack in the Box
Jump up tall!"
Make jewellery. String all kinds of objects on string or
dental floss; beads, dyed
paste, lifesavers, etc.
Sensory Activity: Make clear gelatin (add food coloring,
if desired) or jello; put it in a large tub and let the children touch
Paint with Juice: Cut out the letter J and let the children
paint it with grape juice!
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes:
Do you have "J" song to share with us? Please send us an email!
This is a good one for little ones. Place 1 tsp of honey, 2-3
drops of lemon juice, and one cup of thrawed & drained frozen berries
in a large ziplock bag. Let the children take turns mashing and kneading
the bag. When thickened, spread on crackers or bread.
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