Let’s have some fun today with J words!  Words that start with the letter J are happy and hopeful. We have a list of J letter words, animals that start with J, J coloring pages, places that start with the letter J and letter J foods. These J words for kids are perfect for use at home or in the classroom as part of alphabet learning.

Words that begin with the letter J like jellyfish
What are words that start with J? Jellyfish!

J Words For Kids

If you are looking for words beginning with J for Kindergarten or Preschool, you have come to the right place! Letter of the Day activities and alphabet letter lesson plans have never been easier or more fun.

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  • J is for Jovial, is showing high spirits and merriment.
  • J is for Joyful, is the feeling full of great happiness.
  • J is for Justice, the quality of being just.

There are unlimited ways to spark more ideas for educational opportunities for the letter J. If you are looking for value words that start with J, check out this list from Personal DevelopFit.

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Jellyfish starts with J!


There are so many animals that start with a letter J. When you look at animals that begin with the letter J, you will find awesome animals that begin with the sound of J! I think you will agree when you read the fun facts associated with letter J animals.

1. Jackal

Jackals are a type of canine, animals that are related to dogs, coyotes, foxes and wolves. They look like a cross between a German shepherd and a fox. They have the fox’s small face, delicate legs and fluffy tail, with the German shepherd’s long, alert ears. There are three species of jackal. Jackals are often both diurnal and nocturnal. This means that they are active during dawn, dusk and night. As omnivores, jackals like to eat both meat and vegetation. Their diet consists of leftovers from other animals’ kills, ground-dwelling birds, reptiles, antelopes, fruits, insects, berries and grass. They’re not picky, though! Each jackal family has their own yipping sound that only members of their own family respond to.

You can read more about the J animal, Jackal on Live Science

2. Jaguar

One of the big cats, jaguar’s are solitary animals, usually hunting at night, they often drag their food up trees for safe keeping, they love to swim and roam the rainforests of Central and South America. The jaguar is the 3rd largest of the big cats after the tiger and the lion and it is the largest of all the big cats in the Americas. With its spotted coat the jaguar most closely resembles the leopard which is found in Asia and Africa, however, the jaguar is larger and has a stockier build than the leopard, it also has less but bigger rosettes (spots) with small dots in the middle. Like the tiger, jaguars enjoy water and are good at swimming.

You can read more about the J animal, Jaguar on Science Kids

3. White-spotted jellyfish

White-spotted jellies are one species you don’t have to fear. The mild venom isn’t a problem for humans. These filter feeders are more focused on minuscule zooplankton, and an individual can filter as much as 13,000 gallons of water a day in its quest for a meal. The downside of this is a swarm of white-spotted jellies can clear an area of zooplankton, leaving none for the fish and crustaceans that also make a meal of the microscopic critters. In areas where they are considered an invasive species, such as the Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, their voracious appetite poses a problem for native species from corals to shrimp.

You can read more about the J animal, White-Spotted Jellyfish on National Geographic

4. Japanese Macaque

The Japanese Macaque spends most of its time in forests. It lives in a variety of forest-types. This beautiful primate feeds on seeds, roots, buds, fruit, invertebrates, berries, leaves, birds eggs, fungi, bark and cereals. It survives winter temperatures below 5° F, and is perhaps most famous for the amount of time it spends relaxing in naturally heated volcanic hot springs. The Japanese Macaque is very smart. It is the only animal other than humans and raccoons that is known to wash its food before eating it.

You can read more about the J animal, Japanese Macaque on Animalia

 5. Jerboa

Jerboa is a small mammal that belongs to the group of jumping rodents. They live in underground burrows. During the rainy season, it lives in the burrows located on the side of the mountains to avoid flooding.

You can read more about the J animal, Jerboa on Soft Schools


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J Is For Jellyfish Coloring Page

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J is for Jellyfish coloring pages.

Here at Kids Activities Blog we like jelly fish and have a lot of fun jellyfish coloring pages and jellyfish printables that can be used when celebrating the letter J:

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What places can we visit that start with J?


Next, in our words starting with the letter J, we get to find out about some fantastic places.

1. J is for Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. Indonesians living in Jakarta enjoy a tropical monsoon climate with a wet season from October to May, a dry season from June to September. Thousand Islands is a cluster of 76 coral islands off the coast of Jakarta, where you can see 144 different species of fish whilst diving or snorkelling, or simply enjoy the sun in the glorious surroundings. Jakarta is not actually a city, it’s so big that it’s officially considered a province.

2. J is for Japan

Japan is an island nation and belongs to the continent of Asia. Mount Fuji is the highest point in all of Japan. It endures man earthquakes each year and is home to many volcanoes. Ancient warriors of Japan were known as Samurai. They were very skilled fighters and swordsmen. Their main weapon was the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it. Sumo is recognized as the national sport of Japan, although the most popular spectator sport is baseball. Japan is a world leader in robotics. Japanese engineers are known for producing a range of human-like robots.

3. J is for Jamaica

Another island nation, Jamaica is very different and located in the Caribbean. Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. It then came under English rule in 1655 before gaining independence in 1962. The longest mountain range in Jamaica is called the Blue Mountains. Jamaica has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humid weather. It is prone to hurricanes, during the summer. There are no venomous snakes in Jamaica.


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Jam and jelly start with J!


Jelly starts with J. Jelly is so sweet and great on toast and biscuits. My favorite is butter and jelly on toast. And you can make your own. Here’s a simple homemade strawberry jelly recipe to get you started!


Juice is full of vitamins, usually vitamin C. It’s fruity, sweet, and great for breakfast. You can make your own juice.


Jelly beans start with J. We don’t have a recipe to make jellybeans, but you can make jellybean bracelets. Remember the candy bracelets? It’s like that, but better!



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