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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter J.
Who is a jester?
A jester is an specific type of clown that was hired to tell jokes in royal courts mostly associated with the Middle Ages in Europe. Jesters often made fun of court life. They wore a distinctive floppy hat with three points and jingle bells called cap 'n bells.
Other names for a jester are: fool, buffoon/boufon, narr/naar or juglar
Alphabet Activity: Letter J is for Jester
Present and display your option of alphabet printable materials listed:
Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page for a first presentation for young children four years old or younger or handwriting practice worksheet for older children.
* Finger and Handwriting Tracing:
Trace letter J's in upper and lower case with your index finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page or tracer. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil, and explain the direction of the arrows and point to the numbers with arrows that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter J's: Have the children find all the letter J's in upper and lower case on the coloring page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter J's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter J words: Letter J Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book This activity worksheet and mini-book can be used as part of Letter J program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related J words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or even make a letter J classroom book. For related images visit: Letter J Printable Materials.
Letter J Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and six word search game features a jester and letter J words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of lined paper, or drawing and writing paper to draw and color a jester and practice handwriting.
Craft activity > Jester Printable Crafts
Visit these jester theme printable crafts at DLTK-Kids.com:
1. Jester and juggler number three buddy
2. Jester craft (uses a toilet paper tube)
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