Letter of the Week – Letter J

Letter of the week preschool activities and crafts are a fun and hands-on way for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens to learn and practice the alphabet. Our Letter J work included jelly fish printables, a jelly bean craft, and a fun, frozen jello sensory play activity

Today’s homeschool post is all about the Letter J!

PRINTABLES

Bear practices writing her J’s with a printable from the blog 3 Dinosaurs . . .

Her rainbow writing from Time 4 Kindergarten . . .

And her Animal ABC’s (Jellyfish!) from 1+1+1=1

Fofo worked on letter identification with do-a-dot markers with a printable from Over the Big Moon . . .

And then her work for her ABC book. J was for Jake!


CRAFT

I was inspired by No Time for Flash Cards for this activity. I saw jelly beans, and I knew I needed to look no further. It’s a super simple activity and one that the girls just loved. The hardest part was keeping from eating all the jelly beans. Ok, and me too 😉

I started by just cutting out a letter J, which the girls glued on the paper.

Then they simply glued the jelly beans on to the J. A simple letter identification activity that also worked fine motor skills.



SENSORY PLAY

I was so excited to do this frozen jello sensory play that I found on The Imagination Tree. Actually, at first I was a little scared because I can literally not make jello. No joke. Never sets up for me. So I knew this sensory play would be interesting.

Right off the bat, the girls loved the smell of the gelatin.

We mixed up the gelatin according to the directions and then added some glitter. The girls stirred it up some and then we put in the fridge to set up.

I got a pleasent surprise when the jello set up. I got it to work! Woot!! The girls then scooped the jello into some ziploc bags.


Then they played with it in the bags for a little mess-free fun. With Fofo’s head apparently.


Then into the freezer it went! After it froze, we took it out for some more fun. Bear dug right in . . .


But Fofo was a little more cautious. I think she was worried about it being too cold.


They LOVED this activity and got the jello out to play with several times. Playing with it both inside the bag and out. Towards the end we put it out on a cookie sheet so they could really dig in. It was awesome sensory experience. From the smell, to the feel of the different textures, and look of it with the glitter. So fun!

What about you? Have you done any fun crafts or sensory play lately? Thanks for reading!

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