Letter "Jj" Week

Well, jumpin' jelly beans, if it ain't the letter Jj week!


What you'll need...
  • paper plate
  • paint (watered down with water on your brush)
  • googly eyes
  • tissue paper cut into strips or streamers
  • tape
  • glue
Cut half of the paper plate like shown in the picture.  Add a little water to your paint (or use watercolors) and paint your little jellyfish.  Add some eyes and tape on strips of tissue paper or streamers to the back of the plate. 

Jelly Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.
  2. Cream the butter with the white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix the flour and baking powder together. Stir in the flour mixture into the butter mixture and combine.
  4. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Make an indentation in each cookie and fill with jelly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.               
Letter Hunt:  Your letter bucket is filled with jellyfish, jets, jellybeans, jaguars, and jack-o'-lanterns.

Fine Motor: Playdough Jj's
Let your little one fine tune their fine motor skills by shaping and molding the letter J with playdough.

Coloring Page: Print off the Jj is for Jet coloring sheet on the Fisher-Price website. Click on the link: http://www.fisher-price.com/us/ms7/alphabet-coloring-pages.asp

Books: Below are a few suggested readings for your little ones. You should be able to find most of these books at your local library or around the house.
  • Jack in the Beanstalk
  • Jack and Jill
  • Joey and Jet by James Yang
  • Just A Little Bit by Ann Tompert
"Little" Tip of the Week:
When you're reading to your smartypants, point to the words from left to right as you say them.  Make sure you're not blocking their view though!


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