Preschool Letter J

Last week we did our Preschool Letter J! We used our Beginning Sounds scoops to start us off. I turned the scoops and cone upside down and Filip turned over each of the three scoops, identified the beginning sound and then checked his guess by turning over the cone. Yep, he was right: they all started with the J sound!

As with the previous Preschool Letters, we used our Alphabet Playdough mats and Filip learned the path of motion for J by finger-tracing the letter. When he was confident finger-tracing the letter, he used a whiteboard marker to trace upper and lower case J.

He continued with an upper and lower case letter recognition sheet from my Letter Find unit. He loves using his dot paints for these worksheets! Once he found all the letters, we counted the upper case letters and recorded the number in the circle provided. We did the same for the lower case letters. He gets a kick out of seeing who wins – this time it was a tie, much to my little man’s dismay! (Click on the picture to get letter J.)

Next, we practiced identifying the sound of our focus letter, and used this page from my Beginning Sounds Color It unit. This week, we did an upper case letter J. (Click on the pictures to get letter J.)

We then moved on to our focus number for the week: 2. Once again, we used our Number Playdough mats to help Filip learn the path of motion for writing the number… He actually makes car sounds as he forms the numbers. Never does this for the letters, but always for the numbers! Interesting!

And then, once confident in forming the number, Filip used a whiteboard marker to write the number and color the dots on the ten frame.

Filip also did a number matching cut and paste worksheet… Of course, I helped him colour in! (Click on the picture to get the free unit from my TpT store.)

And we finished the first day with a number puzzle. Now, we have just moved into a new house and we don’t have our number posters up. (Click here to get them free from my TpT store)!

This posed a bit of a problem for Filip as he had to rely on his knowledge of number order to correctly place the puzzle strips. (Click on the picture to download the free unit from Google Drive docs).

We started Day 2 of our Preschool Letter J with our Letter J playdough mats. And this time we used play dough!

Filip also worked on this Letter J foldable activity mini book: (Click on the pictures to get letter J).

Tracing upper and lower case J:

Coloring pictures that begin with J:

And dot-painting upper and lower case J.

Filip also used our CVC Word Sliders to practice reading words that begin with the letter J: (Click on the picture to get letter J word sliders.)

We then moved on to our number of the week and used play dough to form it on the Number Play Dough mat.

Filip also did a Number 2 maze using dot-paints: (Click on the picture to get the Number 2 maze).

A Number 2 worksheet for preschoolers:

We finished off Day 2 with our Number 2 flip book from my Numbers Flip book unit. I cut out the booklet:

Then Filip and I assembled it and we had lots of fun reading and counting together!

We started Day 3 with some sand tray letter formation practice.

We also did some CVC word building: (Click on the pictures to get letter J cards)

Before placing the letter tiles on the cards, I asked Filip to point to each empty box and tell me the sound that goes there. Here is a pic of him sounding out the word “jet.”

Then he placed the letter tiles in the correct boxes, and read the word.

Here are our 4 words for the week:

Filip then did a CVC words cut and paste activity page. (Click the picture to download the printable.)

We finished our Preschool Letter J with our alphaphabet craft, which is always a favouite. This week, it was an uppercase Jellyfish and a lowercase jack-in-the box. (Click on the picture to get Letter J templates.)

And there you have it; Preschool Letter J all done!

If you’d like all the freebies presented here in one file, click on the image below to obtain a pdf document. Please note: this freebie pack DOES NOT include freebies linked to my online store.

23 thoughts on “Preschool Letter J”

  1. Shannon Rahming

    Very nice. The CVC Worksheet would go good with your Write the Room Alphabet. I also have the foldable activity mini books and my firsties adored them too. Sometimes as an extra treat I let them fold it themselves to make their little book and they feel like ‘big kids.’ Filip seems to be enjoying himself tremendously. Well done.

    1. We are having lots of fun doing table work! I’m actually surprised that Filip can remain focused for such a long time at his age, but we’ll keep at it as long as he continues to ask for “school work” πŸ™‚
      You’re right about the CVC worksheets; they would go nicely with the write the room activity! I’m hoping to complete a page for each consonant and have it available as a unit very soon!

  2. Yay for moving to a new house! πŸ™‚ I love the sand tray letter formation practice. My 3-year-old is a bit lazy tracing his letters (well, he’s only 3!) so I think I will use your sand tray idea! We were supposed to do letter J last week but life caught up on me with year-end class activities…so thank you for the freebies, which I’m sure we’ll get to use shortly! πŸ™‚

    1. Yay! So glad you’ll be able to use some things for your letter J, Cherie πŸ™‚ Do you have e-mail subscription available on your blog? I’d love to sign up, if you do! Please let me know πŸ™‚

  3. Oh Lavinia, I forgot to say that it was awesome for you to include the Letter Puzzle Mat. I always create a puzzle mat for my 3-year-old because he is not able to order numbers independently yet, and also because he doesn’t like his puzzle strips to be ‘crooked’, and likes to have a mat to guide him. So thank you for the brilliant addition! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks so much for sharing these! I’ve purchased several things now from your store but I can’t find the number mazes or letter focused cvc cards or the word sliders. Are these not available yet? If not, I’d certainly buy them when they come up for sale!

    1. Hi Sarah. The resources you mentioned are not available for sale in my TpT store yet… only because I haven’t managed to find the time to complete each set! I’m hoping to have CVC cards and worksheets ready to go soon, so keep an eye out for them πŸ™‚

  5. Filip’s expression is a classic as he traced the number 2 with a whiteboard marker. My son does that too (sticks his tongue) when he writes. Must be a boys thing…
    By the way, do you plan to create a set of number worksheet for preschool in the future? (I’m referring to the photo above Number Flip Book.) I didn’t see it in your TPT store.

    Please advice.


    1. Hi Jan. I do have plans to make a complete set of the preschool number worksheet (up to 20), but the process is slow with all that’s been going on! I’ll let you know when it’s ready πŸ™‚

  6. Daniel Abeyta

    Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. I am new to teaching and am learning so much from your blog πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks so much for the letter puzzles. They will be a great addition to the alphabet activities I have, especially since they also involve counting.

  8. Do you have a cvc word boxes for all the letters. I am looking around and have not been able to find anything I like, but I love your work.

  9. What fabulous activities and printables! I’m so excited I found this post. I hope you don’t mind being included in a CVC Round Up Activity post. You have some great ideas and I can’t wait to share them with my readers. I also invite you to hop on over and share more of your fabulous activities and printables at the Kids Learning Printables Linky Party at Every Star Is Different!

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  11. Hi Lavinia. I absolutely love your resources and have used many of them with my students! They work so well. Do you happen to have a whole unit available for purchase with all letters of the alphabet of your CVC cut and paste worksheet shown in this post? I am referring to the worksheet where your son colored, wrote, “jam, jet, jig, job, and jug,” and then cut and pasted each letter.

      1. Kimberly Perkins

        Thank you! I purchased 5 of your sets on TPT today. LOVE all of them!! I wish I knew about them sooner.

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