Need some fun and free letter J worksheets for your kindergarten students or preschool lessons?
The below letter worksheets will help your younger children work on letter formation, handwriting, letter sounds, letter identification, and more.
There are also some fun activities and coloring pages for those ever developing fine motor skills!
Scroll through the sheets below to get some tips from me on teaching the tenth letter of the English alphabet.
At the bottom of the post, you will find a link that will take you right to a PDF instant download file for all the worksheets.
Free Printable Letter J Worksheets!
A fun way to kick off learning the letter J sound is to color all the pictures that have a beginning sound of /j/.
The above worksheet shows a jellyfish drinking juice with jello on its head, jets, a jar, a jack in the box, jam, and a jug.
As you are doing this simple activity with your young learners, you may have someone call out “giraffe” or “gym” or “germ” as an example of a J word.
While your young children are just learning this letter of the alphabet, I would wait to fully explain that those are soft “g” words. Just gently say you will talk more about those special “J words” another time.
This practice sheet will help your child learn to write the uppercase letter J and the lowercase j.
The dotted lines and line height give plenty of space for practice.
Be sure to tell your child to pay close attention to which direction the “tail” of the J goes as they are writing it.
Your young student can now practice writing uppercase letters and lowercase letters independently of dotted lines.
There is still lots of space for small hands to practice, make mistakes, and improve.
One of the most important skills of letter formation with the letter J is that the lower case letter j has a distinct dot above it. Make sure their dot is not too light and doesn’t blend into the line below.
This skill will be similar to what they already learned with the letter I.
The capital letter J has a straight line across the top…but sometimes it doesn’t.
More on that later down below.
This letter identification worksheet will have your child sifting through a box of capital letters that seem to have spilled on the floor.
Can they find all the Upper case J circles with their Do-A-Dot marker?
This letter recognition worksheet will have your young learners sifting through an ocean of small letters.
Can they find all the j-j-j-jellyfish babies among the other letters of the alphabet?
This printable worksheet is always a hit with young children.
The opportunity to have some fun, be creative, and do something original!
****If the child is at all struggling with the letter J, I would recommend they tell you what they intend to draw before they start.
This alphabet worksheet is a great way to check-in and make sure the child is grasping the beginning sounds of J words.
They should color jail, jigsaw puzzle, jar, jellyfish, jacket, and jump rope.
I love making alphabet books for learning letter sounds!
Have your child color the picture and finish tracing the simple sentences.
Cut them out and easily bind with staples.
For best results, keep it on hand for kids who are struggling with telling the difference between /j/ sounds and /g/ sounds.
Another coloring page!
You really can’t have too many.
Your child should color in jeep, jellyfish, jacket, and jar.
Many kids will struggle with remembering “which way” the letter J goes, so I included a little extra practice with tracing activities and writing the letter Jj.
On the next page, we’ll look into a variation in writing uppercase J.
This is the last of the printable activities, and hopefully a fun one for your child!
There are several different activities: mazes, tracing, drawing pictures, coloring, and a small box where the child will learn that sometimes the capital J does not have a line across it.
They should learn to recognize it, and you should tell them which way you prefer they write this letter for now.
I hope you and your kindergarten kids enjoyed these letter j activities and all of the free alphabet printables on this site!
Be sure to catch the next one I have coming out soon!