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
- Amazing Animals: Jellyfish by Valerie Bodden
- Full of fascinating jellyfish pictures and information.
- I Am Not a Fish by Peter Raymundo
- The is a clever book about a Jelly Fish who feels he has been misnamed. There are lots if fun jelly fish facts hidden in the story.
- Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett Krosoczka
- A story about kindness.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly (a Narwhal and Jelly Book) by Ed Clanton
- Sophie LOVES this series.
- Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (an I Can Read Book) by Jane O’Connor
- Fancy Nancy overcomes her fear of jelly fish after a trip to the aquarium.
- The Jelly Bean Fun Book by Karen Capucilli
- This book is interactive! You will solve puzzles, find hidden messages, and count jelly beans.
- The Giant Jelly Bean Jar by Marcie Aboff
- A Puffin Read-To-Read book about overcoming shyness.
- How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti
- A Giant Picture Book about large numbers.
- Jelly Beans series by Laura Numeroff
- A series about 4 very different friends whose initials spell B.E.A.N. They learn to overcome their differences and help each other. (Sophie loved these books, though they were not my favorites).
- 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.
- 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