Alphabet Letter J Jack-o'-lantern Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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A jack-o'-lantern is a pumpkin or turnip that is hollowed out and has a face carved into it and a candle in the bottom. Jack-o'-lanterns are used at Halloween as lamps or decorations. Jack-o'-lantern @ wikipedia.org
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Activities > Letter J is for Jack-o'-lantern
Children age 3 and under:
Print letter J coloring page D'Nealian or Standard block and a jack-o'-lantern coloring page 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 image and write letter J j and the word jack-o'-lantern on the margins.
Handwriting worksheet tips:
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Have the children find all the letter Gs in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.
Children ages 3+:
Letter J words: Letter J Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (hard g sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter G home or classroom book. For related images visit Letter J printable activities.
Letter J Word Search & Handwriting Practice > The six-word search game features a jack-o'-lantern and letter J words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a jack-o'-lantern and write letter J j.
Letter J Coloring page
Letter J Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Word Search & writing
(choose 6 word)
Drawing & writing paper