We did this activity a long time ago, but it was so fun, it’s one we don’t want to forget! We made “junk jars” for letter Jj.
J is for Junk Jar Activity
Maybe this is why I have a hard time throwing things out – possibly it’s hereditary? My mom had these small jars for *years* at home, in a drawer, saving them for oh, I don’t know, something! Someday! Definitely too cute to throw out. When I was there helping her clean out cabinets, she gave them to me. I knew exactly what we’d do with them!
We made junk jars! Or you could call them collection jars or sensory jars even.
Each child chose miscellaneous items from a container and put them into their jars.
- foam shapes
- mosaic pieces
Some chose to pour colored sand in theirs as well. You may want to glue the lids shut depending on the ages of your group.
These were treasured little jars!
A couple other activities we did with jars:
Ping Pong Ball Toss Game
Similar to the carnival game, I put several jars in a bin with low sides. You can also use a carboard box or one turned on it’s side so it catches the balls. Mark a spot for the child to stand and have him/her toss the balls into the jars. It’s not easy! They pop out very easily but it is fun!
Clothespin Drop into the Jar Game
I always liked this party game and preschoolers like it too! I have a party set but you can pull together your own with a regular jar and clothespins.
Have fun with letter J!