jump to the jacket
Associate the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j with the /j/ sound as in jump, jeans, and jog.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Jump to the Jacket