Show and Tell Letter J Ideas

50 Jammin Show and Tell Letter J Ideas

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I created all of my Show and Tell A-Z lists when I realized I was struggling to think of things for my preschooler to share each week. Here are all of my show and tell ideas for letter J – so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute too!

Tips for Finding Show and Tell Items

When I try to think of items for show and tell, I try to go through various categories of things we have in our house:

  • animals
  • books
  • food/drinks (real or pretend)
  • TV/movie characters
  • family member names (to send a picture)

If all else fails, I send a foam letter from our bathtub toys or a letter from a wooden alphabet puzzle.

Show and Tell Letter J Ideas

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Ideas for Show and Tell Letter J

Here are all of my ideas for things that begin with I (that you may find in your home):

Animals that begin with letter J

You may have stuffed animals, plastic animals, or books with these creatures:

  • jaguar (or Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • jellyfish
  • jackrabbit
  • Jack Russell terrier

Books that feature the letter J

Food and drinks that begin with the letter J

Check with your child’s teacher before sending real food or drinks to school.

  • Juicy Juice pouches
  • juice
  • jelly
  • jellybeans
  • Jello
  • jam
  • jerky
  • jalapeños (although not a typical J sound, could be an interesting discussion)
  • jicama (another J food that doesn’t play by the rules with that beginning sound)
  • jelly roll
  • Jamba Juice
  • JIF peanut butter
  • jackfruit
  • jambalaya

TV/Movie characters that begins with letter J

  • Joe and Josh from Blues Clues
  • Jessie (Toy Story)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Jake (Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

Common Names that begin with J (for photos of family members)

  • Jordan
  • Jayden
  • Jaxon
  • Jada
  • James
  • Jessica
  • Jorge
  • Jamie

Other possible words for show and tell that begin with J

Check your toybox or closets for these items:

  • jar
  • jeans
  • jacket
  • jewelry
  • jigsaw puzzle
  • jack-in-the-box
  • jet
  • jeep
  • jump rope
  • jacks
  • jingle bell
  • jug
  • Jupiter
  • Jade
  • Japan (picture from a map or a flag)
  • jungle animal
  • See our full list of toys that start with J here!

Get a head start on next week! See our full list of Show and Tell Ideas from A to Z here!

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