When you’re teaching the alphabet, one of my favorite ways to help children remember their letters and the sounds they make is through alphabet crafts. In this version, we’re focusing on the letter J. There are tons of letter J crafts out there, but I love how this particular J is for jellyfish letter craft turned out. Learning the ABCs is way more fun when crafts are involved! These crafts can be used with preschoolers or kindergarten kids, or you could even use them as decorations in a first grade classroom or daycare. They look so cute hanging together on the wall. See the complete alphabet craft series here.
Don’t forget to download the letter J activity pack to go along with this letter craft!
J is for Jellyfish Letter Craft
This little jellyfish looks adorable perched on the side of the letter J. It’s like she’s just waiting for you to take her home! But watch out, those tentacles can sting.
What you’ll need to make the J is for jellyfish alphabet craft:
- letter J template
- Glue sticks
- Googly eyes
- Construction paper
Cut out the letter J using the template. You’ll also need to cut out six tentacles for each child and one jellyfish body for each child. If you cut all the pieces out in advance, the craft-making process will go much smoother, especially for preschoolers.
Give each child a jellyfish body, six tentacles, a letter J, and two googly eyes.
Show the kids how to put their J is for jellyfish alphabet craft together. While making the craft, talk about all the things that start with J. The J sound is sometimes difficult for little kids to say, which makes learning this letter even more entertaining.
Add even more learning to this activity when you get the Letter I activity mini pack!