Letter J

Happy Letter J day! We are making our way through the alphabet and getting closer and closer to completing our ABC Book.

Here are some ways to fill your day with the Letter J!:

Or, you could look at a picture of Journey playing Jack in the Box! lol….picture below!

J is also for Jack o’ Lantern!

“The Irish brought the tradition of the Jack O’Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O’Lantern was not a pumpkin.The Jack O’Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History.” Here is the story…

Make your own Jack O’ Lanterns to keep ‘Jack’ away! Here is how we did it.

What you need:

  • Construction paper (orange, green, black, yellow)
  • Crayons, markers, etc.
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What to do:

  • Cut out small and medium sized triangles and squares (Eyes and nose) using the black and yellow paper. Also, cut out half circles or frown shapes to use as the mouth.
  • Using the orange paper; Fold the paper in half for small pumpkins or you can make big pumpkins leaving the paper unfolded and just cut out the pumpkin shape.
  • Use the green paper to make the leaves and the stem for the top of the pumpkin.
  • Now you are ready to assemble your jack o’ lanterns.
  • After the pumpkin faces are done then you color and decorate how you wish.
Making Jack O' Lanterns!

Making Jack O' Lanterns

  • Attach a string to the top to have them hang or use tape to hang them on the wall as decorations. You could hang them in the window, but they might get faded after a while. I would like to keep these for at least another year for decorations so we hung them up around the playroom door.Can you guess who made the “Princess Pumpkin”!?

  • Now for your Letter J page: Use black paper for the background. Cut out small pumpkin shapes from the orange and a block Letter J. Using your green cut a rectangle and make snips to look like grass.
  • Arrange the Letter J to one side and place the “grass” near the bottom. Then place the pumpkins in their “pumpkin patch” of green grass. Or maybe you could use a brown crayon to make it look more fall like. Decorate and color the picture how ever you want.
Yes, those are PINK pumpkins!

Yes, those are PINK pumpkins!

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to Learn, Laugh and Lounge!

Kalisha and Reneca

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2 Responses

  1. Where WERE you ladies when I was running a preschool out of my home? I could have used all of your great suggestions!

  2. Great Jack-O-Lanterns! And they’re “irish” my hubby will love that! LOL. I love this time of year and all the cool Halloween crafts that go with it!

    Happy “J” day!

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