Letter J: Free Alphabet Worksheets for Kids

Letter J Alphabet Activities FREE Printable Worksheets from Roaming Rosie

If you’re new here, please read the Introduction to the Alphabet Activities first!

Here are all of the printable PDFs for the Letter J.  They are free for home and classroom use, but please don’t sell or reproduce them.

J is for Jaguar

J is for Jeep

J is for Jelly Bean Counting

J is for Jelly Beans

J is for Jolly Jesters Juggling

J is for Juice

J is for Jupiter

And here is a picture of the two Jelly Bean worksheets:

J is for Jelly Beans FREE printable Alphabet Activity Worksheets from Roaming Rosie

For the first one, I cut out little kidney bean shaped jelly beans from construction paper.  For the second, we used real jelly beans, which are usually pretty easy to find year round.  I tried to stick with the colors that come in most packages.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Letter J projects:

Letter J Alphabet Activities

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Letter I: Free Alphabet Worksheets for Kids

Letter I Day Alphabet Activities Free Printable Worksheets from Roaming Rosie

If you’re new here, please read the Introduction to the Alphabet Activities first!

Then make sure to check out all of the Letter I Alphabet Activities too!

Here are all of the printable PDFs for the Letter I.  They are free for home and classroom use, but please don’t sell or reproduce them.

I is for Ibis and Iced Tea

I is for Ice Hockey

I is for Icee

I is for Igloo and Iguana

I is for Iguanas Identifying Ice Cream

I is for Insects Investigating

I is for Insects

I is for Instruments

Here are a couple of the completed worksheets:

I is for Icee Alphabet Activity Printable Worksheet

Letter I Insects and Instruments Worksheets Alphabet Activities with Roaming Rosie

Don’t forget to check out all of our accompanying Letter I Alphabet Activities!  (Where I also talk more about the Icee worksheet too!)

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ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies (Free Printable)

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags

Well, now that the school year is starting again, I am reminded that I never posted about the Teacher Thank You tags that I made for my kids’ teachers at the end of the last school year.

Better late than never, amiright?

Anyway, I printed these up so that we could make some letter-shaped sugar cookies for their teachers and put them in little baggies.  This way the teachers would get a gift the girls made themselves and one that wouldn’t take up a bunch of space somewhere.

These tags obviously work best for teachers in preschool or kindergarten, but I think they would be pretty cute to give to a high school teacher too….. or is that just me??

Plus, I left a spot for your kids to sign the tags.  And that photo at the top of the post?  That scribble is actually how my 3yo was signing her name at the time.  I just wrote out her name on the back so that the teacher could remember who it was from.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags

All you have to do is print out the tags, punch a hole in them, and tie them to whatever gift you’re giving.

I picked up these snack baggies at Target and the string at the dollar store.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

We made A B C cookies to match the tags.

Well, actually, we made A, B, C, D, and then the first letters of both of my girls’ names.

And we used these Wilton cookie cutters.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

And the recipe I used was the same one I made last year to make some autumn leaves.

I just used different cutters and icing colors this time around.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

I love baking with my girls.  They enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking is a great way to learn all kinds of concepts, though mostly we just enjoy eating the food we make.  :)

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

Remember to roll out the dough extra thick so that you get nice, soft cookies.

And don’t over-bake them – they’ll appear “almost” done when they’re actually done.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

Mix up the icing using some Meringue Powder to make it nice and shiny.

This stuff is great.  It smells good and it lasts forever.

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

You can do just one color.  If you do multiple colors, please remember that you don’t need a lot of food coloring in each dish.  Unless you want super bold colors, like mine.

I had intended to go for a pastel look….. but I didn’t get there, obviously.  Can I blame it on my kids?  They WERE the ones distracting me after all…….

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

Anyway, the best way to ice them cookies is by just dipping them into the bowl of icing.

Make sure you stir the bowl between each cookie and let the excess drip off (or scrape it off the sides with the fork if it’s a LOT of excess).

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

Then just put them on the racks and let the icing harden.

See how thick they are?

*drool*

Printable ABC Teacher Thank You Tags and Cut Out Cookies

It makes plenty.  So you’ll totally be able to save some for yourselves.  Store the extras in a covered container.

And feel free to experiment with the icing – my 5yo did a few tie-dyed cookies.

So, first, here are is the PDF of the printable tags:

ABC Teacher Thank You Tags

And here is the cookie recipe that I used.  It’s the same one I used to make some colorful autumn leaves (scroll down for printable PDF):

Soft Sugar Cookies with Icing

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla (or almond) extract
1/3 cup sour cream
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Icing:
2 cups confectionery sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
1 teaspoon vanilla (or 1/2 teaspoon almond) extract
3 to 4 tablespoons water

Cream together the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, sour cream, and extract until smooth. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder, then slowly mix into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix. Separate the dough in half and roll each piece out between two sheets of waxed paper to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Refrigerate dough for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove dough from refrigerator and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. Gently gather scraps and reroll on a floured surface. Place cookies an inch apart on parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Do not over bake! Take them out when they appear just about to be done, and before they brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Mix all of the icing ingredients together with a fork. Start with 3 tablespoons of water and add more, about a 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until you reach a consistency where a thick line of icing slowly and smoothly drips off of the fork when lifted from the bowl. Dye it your desired color, dividing it between separate bowls first if using multiple colors.

Dip the tops of the completely cooled cookies into the icing. Gently pull out the cookie and use a fork or skewer to scrape off excess icing without touching the cookie itself. Set cookie on top of a wire rack that’s positioned over waxed paper or foil and allow to harden completely, letting the cookies sit for at least an hour. Store covered.

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And click here for the free, printable PDF:

Soft Sugar Cookies with Icing

There you go!  Happy Gifting (…and eating!)

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Letter G: Free Alphabet Worksheets for Kids

FREE Printable Letter G Alphabet Activities Worksheets at RoamingRosie.com

If you’re new to our Alphabet Activities, please read the Introduction to the Alphabet Activities first!

Here are all of the printable PDFs for the Letter G.  They are free for home and classroom use, but please don’t sell or reproduce them.  Click on each link to download or print the worksheet.

G is for Giraffes Gazing at Gardenias

G is for Gorilla

G is for Grasshopper and Guitar

G is for Green Glitter

G is for Green Grapes

G is for Green Grass

And don’t forget to check out all of our Letter G Alphabet Activities!

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Page with John 3:16 Quote

Free Valentine's Day Printable Coloring Page with John 3:16 Quote I made this coloring page not only for my kids to color, but also for my daughter’s Sunday school class.  My mom volunteers in the class and I offered it as an extra project for them to color as they arrived on the day they were going to discuss Valentine’s Day.

I try to incorporate the love that God has for us into all holidays when discussing them with my kids and I like the idea of blending “Valentine” with the Bible quote John 3:16.  I’d seen it done as a poster, but I wanted something that involved my kids a little more in a hands-on way.

Which is why I created this coloring page. It’s free for home and classroom use, but please don’t sell it! To get the free printable PDF, click the link below:

Valentine’s Day Coloring Page John 3:16

Some of my other free Valentine’s printables include:

Valentine's Day Letter Search  Free Printable Valentine's Day Tags for Bubbles

Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Letter Search FREE Printable Worksheet

Valentine's Day Letter Search FREE Printable Worksheet at RoamingRosie.com

I made this cute worksheet to include in my kid’s Valentine’s Day activities.

It’s great since my girls are learning their letters, but it’s still fun, even for older kids that are just beginning to read on their own.

It’s also a great worksheet to use if you’re following along with our Alphabet Activities.

It’s free for home and classroom use, but please don’t sell or reproduce it.

You can print the PDF by clicking the link below:

Valentine’s Day Letter Search

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Valentine’s Day Printable Tags for Bubbles

Free Printable Valentine's Day Tags for Bubbles

These are the Valentine’s Day treats that my kids will be giving to their class this month.

I chose bubbles because I really wanted to avoid adding even more sugar to the student’s pile of what was sure to be a large load of candy.

And bubble are always a hit with kids.

So I looked around and found these adorable mini bubbles at Target in the holiday section of the store.  I then found the Valentine’s colored bakers twine in the bargain section near the front of Target.

Of course, you can also sometimes find colorful bakers twine in the baking section of stores, and I’ve sometimes found fun colors of bakers twine in the craft section of my local Dollar Tree.

And if you’re having trouble finding mini bubbles, I’ve found that Party City usually has a large supply of colorful bubbles as party favors.

Free Printable Valentine's Day Tags for Bubbles

Anyway:  back to the tags!

I made these heart-shaped tags in red and pink, after playing around with other color combinations like red and blue or red and purple.  I found I liked the way these looked best.

And they probably would have looked even better for my photos if my printer hadn’t started running out of ink…..

I made two versions.  The first has both a “to” and “from” on it, and the second {seen in the photos} only has “from.”

I did this because my girls are in preschool and it just seemed easier on everyone if we only wrote their names on the Valentines instead of the names of all of their classmates, too.  But older kids might want to write who they’re for, so I made that an option.

Valentine's Day Printable Tags for Bubbles

To assemble the Valentines, I first wrote my girls’ names on the heart and cut them out.  Then I punched a hole in the heart with a hole punch on the left side of the top of the heart.

Next, I cut a piece of bakers twine about 10 inches long and tied it around the neck of the bubble bottle.  I double knotted it so it wouldn’t go anywhere.  Then I strung the heart onto one piece of the tied bakers twine and tied another double knot to secure the heart to the bubbles.

You could stop there, I guess, but I went ahead and tied a bow to make them look a little nicer.  I double knotted the bow as well, so it wouldn’t come undone.

I then packed all the bubbles into a heart-shaped basket we already had to make it easy for my girls to bring them to school

To open the free printable PDFs, click on the link below for the one you want:

Valentine’s Day Printable Tags for Bubbles  {with “To” and “From”}

Valentine’s Day Printable Tags for Bubbles  {with “From” only}

Happy Crafting!  And please share your photos with me here or on Facebook if you make these!!

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