jog with j

Jog with J
Target text


Recognize and name the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j.


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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • jog
  • jump
  • jab


  • Large letter cards
  • Small letter cards
  • Jog with J chant

The children will jog, jump, and jab as they recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.

Literacy Activities
Jog with J

  • Write the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the J and j in the air with their fingers.
  • Teach the children the Jog with J chant.
  • Have the children form a circle, then invite them a few at a time to stand in the center. Give each child in the center a large letter card.
  • Have the children in the center “jog with J” while everyone else repeats the chant.
  • Have the children take turns being in the center and jogging, jumping and jabbing with J.

More Practice
Write and identify the target letter

  • Give the children the small letter cards and have them trace the letter J and j with a crayon or marker.
  • Have the children stand behind their chairs and jog, jump, and jab with their letter cards as directed.
  • Transition to the next activity by having the children jump with their J as they put their papers away.
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SEEL Target Texts

Jog with J Chant

Jog* your J in,
Jog your J out, 
Jog your J in,
And jog it all around.
Do the jogging J
Just jog and jog and jog. 
We love the letter J!
*Replace with other action words like jab and jump for more verses.

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SEEL At Home



Recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.


  • Jog with J chant
  • Letter cards
  • Crayons or colored markers

Activity: Jiggle and Jive

  • Review the Jog with J chant with your child.
  • Sing the song and do the different actions with the letter J.
  • Have your child trace the J and j on the letter cards with a crayon or marker.
  • Help your child write the letter J and j on another piece of paper.


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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.