Alphabet Letter J Jet
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Crafts and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter J > J is for Jet

Paper Airplane
DLTK's  Styrofoam Jet

Holidays & observances
Aviation events

Transportation > Aviation | Air > Jet
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter J.

1.  Transportation > Aviation > Jet
A jet is an airplane (aircraft) that is moved by engines that give off a backward flow of heated gases to cause forward movement.

2.  Alphabet Activity > Letter J is for Jet

Present and display your option of letter J printable activities in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under
* Print letter J coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font #1 or #2 and a
jet (airplane) coloring page #1 | #2 behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter J words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter J's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter J's.  After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the jet coloring page and write letter J j and the word jet on the margins.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter J sound

* Present the Letter J Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Letter J words: 
The worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter J program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related J words.

Discuss other letter J words and images (refer to activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with examples.  You can print letter J in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter J posters and coloring pages or make a letter J classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter J Printable Materials

*Finger and Pencil Tracing
  *Trace letter J's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet.  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 numbers (on the upper right corner) 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 page and encourage them to circle them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter J's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.

Letter J Word Search & Handwriting Practice (select six word version)
The four and six word search game features a jet and letter J words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an jet behind the page or print a jet coloring page #1 | #2 .

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a jet and write letter J j.

3. Craft Option #1 Make a Paper Airplane [Jet] - Very Easy (3+ with help)
Here is a very simple paper airplane.  Print and cut the template and then you can trace over other pages to make several for a large group.  Children may want to decorate the template first with crayons, stampers, etc.  Go outdoors and fly them!  

4: Craft Option #2 DLTK's Craft:  Make Styrofoam Airplanes - 2 types (3.5+)
This is such a great craft and you get to recycle those Styrofoam trays.  There are two types of plane: cargo and jet templates.

You may want to try this alternative:  Print the template and trace the airplane body onto paper twice.  Have the children color and decorate them and then glue them to the Styrofoam pieces.
Printable Activities

Letter J Coloring page
Block 1 or 2
Print a jet coloring image

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter J Worksheet & Mini-Book

Available in D'Nealian and Standard font

Word Search & writing 

Drawing & writing paper: draw a jet & write letter J j

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Jet airplane coloring pages
1, 2, 3-pattern

External links

Letter J Jet
Handwriting Worksheet
Standard block
Coloring page

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