Homeschool · Letter of the Week · Preschool

J is for Jellyfish and Jelly Beans

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Here is our Letter J Book and Activity List!

J is for Jellyfish and Jelly Beans Book List

Here is a printable book list to take to the library! J is for Jellyfish Book List

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Literacy

  • Talk about the sounds that “J” makes.
  • See if you child can find the J on the cover of each of the Jellyfish and Jelly Bean books you read.
  • See if your child can think of any other words that start with the “J” sound:   Jump, juggle, jug, jello, juice, jeep, jam, jail, jacket, jay, jog.
    • Note: It is okay if they come up with some “G” words (giraffe, gem, gym, giant, etc). It is good that they are recognizing the correct sound.
  • Draw “J” bubble letters and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
  • Download this free letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
  • Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.
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My girls LOVE making these crafts for each letter!

Other Activities

  • This is a chance to do some tasty math!
    • Sort Jelly beans by Color
    • Count how many jelly beans you have of each color
    • Practice simple subtraction by eating a jelly bean and then talk about how many are left
    • Make patterns with the jelly beans (ex: red-blue-red-blue) and have them guess which color will come next.
    • Check out these Jelly Bean Counting and Estimation activities.
  • Try these Jelly Bean toothpick building activities

 

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I make a *very* simple watercolor page for each letter. The girls love it and it reminds me that homeschooling at this age does not need to be complicated 🙂

 

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