In keeping up with our preschool alphabet book, we’re moving on to the next letter of the alphabet! The letter J!
Figuring out what to make for the letter J was pretty simple since the preschooler loves the beach and anything to do with the ocean. In fact, he was pretty much ecstatic that he got to add a jellyfish to his book 🙂
Now, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, this craft is super simple to make! Actually, all of these alphabet book crafts are and that’s part of what makes them so much fun. You don’t need a lot of crazy materials to create your own book.
For this little guy though, you’ll need:
- 2 different colors of construction paper (you could any colors you like, we however chose to use 2 shades of blue)
- A sheet of white card stock
- Googly eyes
As always, the first thing you’re going to do is cut out your letter. We used our darker shade of blue (although the picture doesn’t really show that) to make our uppercase letter J.
From the lighter shade of blue, we cut out the top of our jellyfish.
To assemble your alphabet sea creature, start by having your child glue their letter right onto their card stock. To make the top easier to add, try to have them glue the letter closer to the bottom of the page.
To create your jellyfish, cut a few lengths of ribbon that are long enough to hand down the page, but not so long that they’ll get caught up in the other pages of your book and ripped off.
Have your child take a few small pieces of tape and use them to attach the ribbon to the back of your jellyfish. They’ll have a blast and they’ll get in a little fine motor practice at the same time 🙂
Add however many pieces of ribbon you like, just try to have them stretch all the way across by the time you’re done.
Once all of your ribbons are attached, turn your jellyfish over and glue him to the top of your uppercase letter J.
Add a couple of googly eyes, draw on a smile, and you’re all done! See? Super simple!
Just grab the uppercase letter J page to add to go along with it and you’re all set!