Category Archives: Letter J

Play-Doh and the Letter J

Play-Doh activities are by far the easiest for me to get Noah interested in.  This is the Play-Doh that we put glitter in a few weeks ago.  So fun!  Here we just pulled out the alphabet stamps and made impressions into the Play-Doh.

While we were at it, I pulled out the alphabet Play-Doh mats you can grab for free from

Today we start a new week and a new start.  I’m really struggling to get out of the teacher mode and into the “lets have fun and see what we can learn in the process mode.”  How inefficient, don’t you think?  Hope with me for the best, and I’ll let you know how it goes.



J is for Jelly Beans

Last week we pulled out the bag of jelly beans and our patterning strips. 







You can find the free blank or colored printable strips on my post here:

Math is all about patterns, so this early childhood/preschool concept is an important one.  Noah still doesn’t seem to grasp the idea of patterning, but this is one of those things that I’m going to keep doing with as much assistance as he needs until the day he can do it on his own.

J is for Jug

I’m still catching up from last week when we had fun with Js.







Our bingo dauber J art from  I’ve seen Noah progress so much on this activity.  A few months ago when we started doing these, I had to do a lot of hand-over-hand assistance with him, and he often missed the circles or applied so much pressure the ink pooled.  Now he is doing these totally independently and is getting every dot in progression.  This fine motor activity is setting the tracks for writing, and I’m making sure to have him begin each letter where he would if he were writing it.  It is so empowering to know that we don’t have to rely on occupational therapy appointments to address some of his special needs.  There really is so much we can do at home!!!