What can you do with the letter J? I’ll tell you! Trace it, name it, say it, dot it, find and color it! And a few other things, depending on how creative you like to be. The Free Printable Letter J Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds set was created with you in mind! Low-prep, high engagement, and TONS of valuable, free letter recognition practice. It’s the perfect set for a whole-year alphabet review, or to use as you introduce each letter of the alphabet.

Free printable letter J alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Recommended Grade Level:

Printable Letter J Worksheet Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayon/Pencil
  • Dot Marker
  • Dice

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Learning the Alphabet

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LETTER WORKSHEETS

LEARNING THE ALPHABET IS A CRUCIAL FIRST STEP IN LEARNING TO READ. IT’S OFTEN THE FIRST EXPERIENCES KIDS HAVE WITH FORMAL LEARNING.

Typically, kids learn the letters in their own name and then the rest of the letters sort of take off like wildfire.

It’s really important to include a lot of time for preschoolers and kindergarteners to explore letters from a lot of different angles: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, letter names, letter sounds, letter tracing, letter formation.

Since that is so many skills wrapped up in one LARGE package we call the alphabet, it helps to have a lot of varied and engaging activities to give to our kids.

The Letter J preschool worksheets are ideal practice pages to target a number of different skills:

  • Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
  • Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
  • Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
  • Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
  • Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter J
  • Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
  • First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /j/ sound at the beginning of words
  • Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter J
Letter J Alphabet worksheets for preschoolers 30 free worksheets

What Do Preschool Letter Worksheets Teach?

LEARNING LETTERS AND SOUNDS WITH PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS

PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS NEED PLENTY OF PRACTICE AND REPETITION TO BECOME CONFIDENT IN LETTER NAMES AND SOUNDS. IT LAYS AN IMPORTANT FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE READING SUCCESS.

It can be difficult to find worksheets that target more than one skill. I wanted to include options for both letter tracing worksheets (free), letter formation worksheets, and letter sound worksheets so you can differentiate based on your students’ abilities, skills, and needs.

Use the Letter J sound worksheets and printable activities to encourage thinking, comparing and contrasting:

  • What are the letters in your name?
  • Do you have letter J in your name?
  • What other words start with the /J/ sound?
  • Does letter J have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
  • Does uppercase J look like lowercase j?
Free printable letter J alphabet worksheets find and color

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Letters and Sounds?

Letter recognition worksheets and activities are an important part of learning how to read. When kids become familiar with letter names and sounds, they will learn how to read with greater ease.

Visual Discrimination

Identifying letters (both lower and uppercase) encourages kids to use visual cues to discern between them. This is an important skill when later discerning letters to decode words.

Improve Understanding

As children learn to name letters and sounds, it helps them connect to what “reading” really means and gives them valuable insight and background to the idea that they, too, will soon learn to read!

Automaticity

The goal is for children to effortlessly recognize letter names and sounds interchangeably before they begin to put the pieces together to learn to read. If recalling sounds is too laborious, it will be difficult for a child to read with fluency.

Confidence

Kids need lots of time and repetition to accurately name all of the letters and sounds. Imagine how proud they feel when they accomplish such a lofty goal!

How to Make the Free Printable Letter J Worksheets

To Prep:

Just print the letter J alphabet printables.

30 Free printable letter j alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

To Use:

Kids can use these to write the letter J, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

Once the worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheets-free-over and over again!

Free printable Letter J alphabet I Spy

First Sound Cards

If you download my whole set of alphabet printables, you can use the Find and Color pages for each letter at the literacy center to help build first sound fluency.

Reusable Pages

Laminate the traceable letter worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.

Playdough Mats

The do-a-dot Letter J page lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish and sculpt playdough letters.

Sensory Bin

Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase J or the letter of the week. Use one of the activity pages to place the Js on when found..

Make a J Book

Students that are ready for sight word reading can staple the Read and Color pages together to make a Letter J book for practice.

Play a Game

Many of the pages in the Letter J free letter tracing worksheet packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”

What is included in the Letter J  Worksheets set?

Free printable letter J alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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