Jump to the Jacket

Jump to the Jacket
Target text


Associate the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j with the /j/ sound as in jump, jeans, and jog.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • jeans
  • jewelry
  • jog
  • jiggle
  • jump
  • joy
  • just


  • Picture and action blocks
  • Picture of a jacket, jewelry, and jeans

The children will jump, jog, and jiggle as they say the /j/ sound in words such as jog, joy, and jacket

Literacy Activities
Jump on Jeans, Jacket, and Jewelry

  • Cut out and assemble the picture block and action block.
  • Let the children decorate pictures of a jacket, jewelry, and jeans by writing the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j on the pictures, emphasizing that the letter J makes the /j/ sound.
  • Have the children stand in a circle and place the pictures in the center of the circle.
  • Choose a child to roll the picture block and action block together.
  • Have the child move to the middle and perform the action on the correct picture while saying the /j/ sound.
  • Have the other children repeat the action while saying the /j/ sound.
  • Repeat the game with other children taking turns to roll the picture block and action block.

More Practice
J jump

  • Create a hopscotch game by drawing a hopscotch grid on a large piece of paper or by placing smaller sheets together.
  • Invite some children to fill each square by writing a J or j.
  • Roll the picture block onto one of the squares and tell the children not to jump on the square where the block landed.
  • Have the children jump from square to square while saying the /j/ sound.



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.