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J Is for Jellyfish Craft

J Is for Jellyfish ABC Craft

Take the sting out of learning letters with this week’s ABC Craft! But watch out–our jellyfish will wrap her pretty pink tentacles right around your heart!

Here’s What You’ll Need

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter J Craft

  1. Print the J Is for Jellyfish Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter J and the jellyfish body and tentacles onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter J and the jellyfish pieces.
  4. Glue the letter J and the body and tentacles onto a full sheet of card stock (we used green, but you can use any color you like) to form a jellyfish.
  5. Affix two googly eyes to the jellyfish.


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Learning with Your Letter J Craft

As you and your child assemble your J Is for Jellyfish Craft, practice saying /j/–/j/–jellyfish together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

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children smile at their letter j craft

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Shannon

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Cute idea!!

Renee

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My kids love the Crafts we do with their AAR levels!

Stella K

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This is such a fun idea! I can’t wait to do this with my kids.

Falon

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I am so thankful to have found this site with all these awesome resources. They have definately helped us through our first year of homeschooling!

Robin E.

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Falon,
We are so pleased to hear that we have been able to help you in your first year of homeschooling! Thank you for letting us know.

Lorain

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I love this letter craft.!!

Dan

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Glad I found this site!

Michelle

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My daughter and her friend are doing your alphabet crafts together each week. They love it! Thank you for such a cute resource!

Robin E.

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Michelle,
I think doing these each week with friends would make it especially fun! Great idea!

Cynthia McNeil

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This is the best site ever!!!!

Robin E.

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Awww, thank you, Cynthia!

Lindsay

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Great idea! We are planning to start preschool at home with my little girl and this would be a great introduction to letters :)

Robin E.

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Lindsay,
Enjoy preschool with your little girl! It is such a fun period of learning.

Anne

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This looks fun!

Courtney

says:

So cute! My girls would love to make a this jellyfish craft :)

This looks like so much fun. I love the letter makes a jellyfish. I know the children will love this.

Carrie

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Fun and creative!!

Panvi

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This looks like something my kids will enjoy! Thank you for sharing this. :)

Amy Dyson

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Cute Idea!

Cindy Hebert

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This is so cute! I think my little one will enjoy it!

Sakira L Baez

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This is great!

Lonnie Pena

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I wish I knew about these activities daughter was younger. Love the craft.

Julia

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I JUST love these ABC crafts that y’all have come up with. I wish that I would have had them when mine were younger. Super cute!

Robin E.

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Julia,
I know what you mean. Sometimes I see these and want to borrow a friend’s preschooler just to have the fun!

Julie Masters

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When I taught school, we did this craft with crepe paper and hung it around the classroom. It was a favorite craft.

Robin E.

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Julie,
Oooo, crepe paper jellyfish would be a fun project! Thank you for the idea.

Lisa

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This is really cute. My children are going to love doing this craft.

Rebecca

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This is a great activity for my 3 and 4 year old granddaughters. I just signed up with you and started receiving the ABC craft but I started at J. Is there a way I can get A-I?
thank you
Rebecca

Robin E.

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Rebecca,
You will find the links for crafts A through J as you scroll down on this page.

Kendra

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These letter activities are perfect for my preschooler who is our fourth child and wants to keep up with the big kids with school. Also simple and takes very little prep. :)

Robin E.

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Kendra,
Thank you for letting us know that they are both simple for mom and enjoyable for child!

Danielle Levins

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I love these! I do have a question though, what do you do with all the paper that accumulates from crafting. I look and see oodles of waste, and know that my kids can draw letters and be super happy out in the yard drawing in the dirt. I think they’d like these too, but how to you balance a months worth of daily paper crafting with more than one kiddo? (I am NOT being judgmental or rude, this is a struggle I personally have, and want to know how others cope with not being drowned in a billion pieces of paper with “look Mommy” attached to each one.)

Robin E.

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Great question, Danielle! I have five kids, ages 21 to 10, and they have produced a LOT of arts and crafts and coloring pages over the years.

Things like these ABC crafts I keep together in a book or binder. This page includes instructions on how to make a book with the pages and I’ve done something similar with a drawing-based grammar program we did a couple years ago. Then, after the school year was over, the books were put away with their finished school work as part of the record for the year.

When my kids were preschool and did similar sort of ABC craft pages, I put the pages into binder page protectors and made binder books out of them. My preschoolers enjoyed looking through the ABC books they made themselves for a long while after they finished them, so I left them that way for a year or two. Then, when they had mostly outgrown the desire to flip through the book regularly, I took the pages out of the binder, tied them up with string, and filed them in the accordion file I have for each child that has a selection of school, art, and other papers from their childhood. I call them my “nostalgia” files. :D (They aren’t thick accordion files. Each is only about an inch thick empty and even when stuffed full isn’t more than 2 inches thick.)

Now, other random art and craft projects are treated differently. My husband strung thick copper wire on the wall in three rows and I placed bunches of clothes pins on them. Arts and crafts get displayed there. This photo shows one row of the wire with Chinese character art projects we did a couple years ago. If the wires get too full, or if the art has been up there for months and we are bored of it, the kids go through it. They decide what they want to keep, although I may step in and decide I want one for my nostalgia file. After having hung up on display for months, they are often very willing to let pieces go. If not, it goes into their room, either on a shelf or in a box they keep for treasures, and they end up going through their rooms once a year or so and getting rid of things then too. I have found leaving the “what to keep and what goes” decision with them is the best way to keep the amount of paper that is kept under control.

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