Show and Tell Letter J: 60 “Jump for Joy” Ideas!


It’s no joke coming up with ideas for Show and Tell for Letter J! But, no worries for you! You’ve hit the jackpot with these 60 ideas!

Show and Tell Letter J

So, it’s time for Show and Tell Letter J! Let’s get ready!

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated weekly event in my household, and I love to lean into the excitement of it!

Throughout the week leading up to show and tell, my son and I keep a running list of items that start with the focus letter.  Not all items on the list are show and tell potentials, but we like to see how high we can get our list.  As an added bonus, this is a fun, low-key way to build phonological awareness!

How jazzed are you to check out my great ideas for show and tell for letter J and my best show and tell tips?!

Tips for Show and Tell

  • Plan Ahead. Don’t be caught last minute trying to scrounge up an item for show and tell for letter v. Use this list to prepare for the big day.
  • Consider Categories. When brainstorming for show and tell, you might find it helpful to think in categories like: food, characters/famous people, animals, toys, things, and places.
  • Think Outside of the Box. Sometimes you/a family member/ or friend may have a skill (Have you got some mad jumprope or juggling skills?) or an item (Maybe you’re a scientist with a preserved jellyfish specimen?) that is a perfect fit for the letter. You can contact your child’s teacher about about setting up an amazing learning experience for the class.


My #1 tip for Show and Tell? Don’t forget your item!

You can go digital and set a reminder on your phone.

Or, take the old school route and stick a post it note on the door

Show and Tell Letter J Ideas

THINGS that start with the Letter J

images of things that start with letter j
  • Jumprope
  • Jeep
  • Jaguar (toy car)
  • Jingle bells
  • Jet
  • Jet pilot
  • Jeans/any item made from jeans material (denim)
  • Jammies
  • Jacket
  • Joggers
  • Jewelry: A play set of jewelry is such a fun item, especially for princess-obsessed little ones!
  • Jewels
  • Jasmine(from Aladdin)
  • Jake(from Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
  • Jack-Jack (from The Incredibles)
  • Jack Skellington (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Jessie (from Toy Story)
  • Jasmine (the plant)
  • J sports team items: Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars, grab your gear!
  • J travel related items: Grab a t-shirt, hat, postcard or specialty item from your last trip to Jackson Hole, Jackson or Jamaica!
  • Jersey: Let your kiddo wear one from their favorite team or one of their own!
  • Jack-in-the-Box
  • Jacks
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Jurassic Park related item: ANY dinosaur can “be from Jurassic Park.”
  • Jack Frost
  • Jack-o-lantern
  • Jaw: Your preschooler can point out this out on themselves or figurine/stuffed animal of choice!
  • Jar
  • Jazz instrument
  • Jupiter: You could use a photo, sticker or model!
  • Jumbo _____: Any jumbo-sized item fits the bill!
  • January/June/July calendar page

FOODS that start with the Letter J

images of foods that start with letter j
  • Jello
  • Jelly bean
  • Jelly
  • Jelly roll
  • Jelly-filled donut
  • Jolly Rancher
  • Jaw Breaker
  • Jambalaya
  • Jackfruit
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jam
  • Jerky
  • Jiffy corn bread mix
  • Jordan almond
  • Juice
  • Juicy Juice
  • Java
  • Jamba Juice

ANIMALS that start with the Letter J

  • Jaguar
  • Jackal
  • Jackrabbit
  • Jellyfish
  • Jerboa
  • Jersey cow
  • Jumping spider
  • Jack Russell terrier
  • Jungle animal: This really opens the door for lots of possibilities!

You and your preschooler are all set for Show and Tell for Letter J with these jammin ideas!

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