Teach your toddler about the letter J by using a jungle theme.
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Make the Letter
Cover a tray with shaving cream. Then, have your toddler practice writing Js in the shaving cream.
Let your toddler color the jungle animals on this printable. This printable is included in the Toddler Curriculum.
Toddler Trays from the Toddler Curriculum
Draw a spiral on a construction paper circle. Cut on the line to make a spiral snake. Add googly eyes and decorate.
Hot glue artificial leaves to green beads. Bead leaves onto a “tree” (skewer stuck in brown playdough).
Sort pearlized squishy frogs with tongs by color into a divided food tray.
Glue squishy frogs to the top of penne pasta. Stick pasta in styrofoam to look like a tree. (I had to put hot glue on one of the penne, then stick a pin through the frog and into the glue to keep the frog on. Unfortunately, the hot glue alone did not stick to the frogs).
Spoon toy lizards into the openings of an egg tray, empty egg carton, or ice cube tray. (Unfortunately, a spoon didn’t work well with these lizards, but our tongs were great and provided a different type of fine motor practice.)
Have your child stamp Js on this stamping page.
Help your toddler paint this J page for a Homemade ABC book. For extra fun, use cotton balls instead of paint brushes.
We enjoyed all of the books on the book list in the Toddler Curriculum, but I also found How Loud is a Lion at our library and all the kids loved it. There is a fun surprise at the end. 🙂
Toddler Curriculum Letter J Craft
Decorate this monkey mask for our jungle craft. The printable for this mask and a few other masks are in the Toddler Curriculum.
I used colored sand for the base of the sensory bin. Your toddler will enjoy tracing the Js with their finger!