Today’s letter of the day for tracing had an edible treat at the end – jellybeans!
Travis easily traced both upper case J and lower case j, and then I told him he was going to love our 3-D model today because it involved a favorite treat.
Place jellybeans on a sheet of parchment paper, and challenge your child to recreate the letter with the candies.
Travis didn’t even need to look at an example. I helped him make his dot a bit more precise…
…but then it was impishly gobbled up.
For the big J, I pulled out a few old winter scarves (how jolly!), and I asked him to make them into the upper case letter. This wasn’t as easy as the candy. He looked at me in amused confusion.
I helped him form one scarf into the hook. He still couldn’t quite see where the second should align…
Aha, now he saw how to cross it at the top.
As with the other letters we’ve tackled this summer, these hands-on models are fantastic for reinforcing the two-dimensional lesson of tracing on paper.