Preschool Activities for the letter J

Preschool Activities for the Letter J

What you will need:

Preschool Activities for the Letter J |

Jelly Bean Science Experiment

What you need – 

  • Jelly beans
  • Ice Cube TrayPreschool Activities for the letter J |
  • Water

How to – 

  1. Talk about how an experiment works, and have them come up with what they think will happen with the jellybeans.
  2. Fill the ice cube tray with water, have your child add one jelly bean to each part of the ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze until the ice cubes are solid.
  4. Pop the ice cubes out of the tray and observe!

 **We have done this experiment several times and there is a range of results, the kids always love seeing what happens. This time, the jelly beans turned white and the ice turned colors, but I have seen where the jelly beans completely dissolve.

JellyFish Paper Bag Puppet Preschool Activities for the letter J |

Materials – 

  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Googly eyes
  • Blue, purple, and pink paint

Instructions – 

  1. Have your child paint the paper bag with several colors of paint, let dry.
  2. You or your child can cut strips in the paper bag to act as tentacles.
  3. Glue the googly eyes to the bottom of the bag.

Jaguar Hand Print 

Materials – 

  • Card stock or construction paper [white works best]Preschool Activities for the letter J |
  • Orange and yellow paint
  • Black marker [Sharpie works best if supervised]


  1. Optional – Mix the yellow and orange paint to create an orangy-yellow
  2. Paint your child’s hand
  3. Press their hand onto the paper with the four fingers down and thumb out [will be the head]
  4. Let the paint dry
  5. Using a marker draw spots like a jaguar, a face, and feet

**If you want to see pictures and learn about jaguars, this is a good site.

Jumping Beans Painting 


  • Jumping beans or regular dried beans
  • Plastic container
  • Paint – your choice of colors
  • Construction paper or card stock [white works best]


  1. Cut the paper to fit into the plastic container
  2. Have your child dip a bean into paint like a paint brush
  3. Drop the bean onto the paper, put on the lid and shake! [If you have jumping beans you don’t have to shake]

Do you have a favorite letter J activity? Share it with us below! 

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