Preschool activities that begin with the letter J for letter of the week theme

Sensory Bin

Welcome letter J week! Do you teach by letter of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right spot. Check out what I did for my classroom for the letter J.

Jellyfish alphabet match

Every week I change the outdoor sensory bin to a new set of Zoo-Phonics themed alphabet cards. Kids can discover, match, and find uppercase and lowercase letters. Check them out here.

Jurassic Park

Boy do my kids love dinosaurs! I could set this up everyday and they would never get tired!

  • Dark colored beans
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dino eggs
  • Logs
  • Leaves/vines
  • etc.


Welcome to the jungle! This is probably the ONLY time we use these monkeys in the class 😂.

  • Brown colored rice
  • Leaves/vines
  • Stones/rocks
  • Logs
  • Shovels/tools
  • Monkeys
  • Etc.



Every time I post this activity i just HAVE to state it for the record….I LOVE THESE PAGES!!! They are so much fun and I love seeing how creative the kids are with out any guidance. They are intended for open ended play and incorporate STEAM/STEM skills, problem solving, and more. Check out the A-Z set here.

The set comes with 6 different jungle scenes for variety. Laminate your pages for reuse. You can provide each child with a different basket of loose parts, but I just use the same parts with different pages. When choosing your parts, I encourage you to be creative and pick different sizes, shapes, and textures. You will be amazed what a kid can do with a handful of buttons!

I display the pages and provide a basket of loose parts. I let the kids take it from there! They choose their page and what to do with it.

Jewel thief

We love a good game of musical chairs…only we never use chairs 😂. The kids are pretty fond of a game I created, I like to think I created it anyway, called musical cards. I know, I’m probably not the only one who has thought of this genius idea. We are always finding new ways to play.

I placed one ring in a jewelry box and closed it. The kids raised their hands high and I played a song. When the song stopped, they placed their hand on a box. Whoever had the ring inside was the jewel thief and was out! Continue this until there is only one person left.

Peek-a-boo page

These are so fun and you can tailor them to any age group! This time I had the younger kids come to the science center so I made the bags easy to see through. I added food coloring and water to a bag with some glitter. Sealed it tight, and placed it on top of the laminated page. The kids touched the bag and moved the glitter around to find and mark off each image. These pages are not listed yet, but will be soon!

You can find this activity here.

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Jigsaw puzzle

Sometimes, a teachers gotta take the easy route. Ya know what I mean? 😎.

Dramatic Play


Juice Shop

Other activities you might like

Learn it all-worksheets for all subjects

Solve the case– choose from several themes to solve the crime!

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