On this page, you will find 10 cursive J worksheets that are all free to download or print! These printables are great teaching aids in helping students become more confident in writing cursive, and in particular, the letter J.
For this series, I tried to make these worksheets fun, educational, and easy to follow so they can be used both in the classroom and at home. Included are jumbo-sized cursive J letters, upper and lowercase cursive J sheets, cursive J letters with directional arrows, cursive words starting with J, and many more!
All of these PDF worksheets are on US letter-sized paper, but they also fit perfectly onto A4-sized paper too! For a complete set of all these worksheets, you will find a single file further below. Enjoy!
Due to multiple requests, I have combined all of the above worksheets into a single multi-page PDF!
With this single PDF file, it will hopefully make downloading and printing a breeze! Not to mention, it will make it much easier to turn these worksheets into a booklet for students to work on.
If you have any recommendations or addition to this series, please share them in the comments, as I plan on updating these sheets as time goes on.
7 Ways To Use Cursive J Worksheets
When your students are ready to take on the cursive letter J, here are seven ways you can use my worksheets to facilitate their learning.
7. Practicing The Pencil Movement For Uppercase And Lowercase J
Rather than tracing as their first step, consider giving the children the time and space to feel out the shapes of the uppercase and lowercase cursive J’s.
What that means is setting aside some blank guideline space and encouraging your students to simply make the pencil movements for both iterations of the letter.
For the uppercase cursive J, which is very swoopy, have them practice making that initial top loop; then, add the bottom loop and pull up.
For lowercase, have them practice the pull down into the loop and the pull back up.
Don’t worry about perfectly shaping the letters or even fitting them into the guidelines; this is all about building muscle memory and getting them used to the motions of the pencil.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase J
Of course, once they are proficient at making the shapes, there are lots of opportunities for tracing uppercase and lowercase J on my worksheets.
This is where they’ll learn to shape their letters perfectly and adhere to the handwriting standard.
I recommend starting with the uppercase cursive J worksheet, then moving on to the lowercase J, and then having them do the worksheet which combines the two.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase J Independently
Hopefully, you held onto those tracing worksheets, because they also offer ample blank guideline space for writing uppercase and lowercase J independent of tracing.
You might want to print out multiple copies per student so that they have more than enough worksheets on which to practice their letters.
4. Linking Uppercase And Lowercase Cursive J’s To Other Letters
I have a worksheet where students can practice linking lowercase cursive J’s to other letters, but you could also use the blank guideline space to create your own traceables.
Using dotted line lettering, you could create a worksheet where the students link both uppercase and lowercase J to every letter of the alphabet.
You could also encourage them, if they’re feeling emboldened, to see if they can write J + letter on their own.
3. Tracing Lowercase J Words
Another important lesson in learning to write cursive J is tracing short words that begin with the letter.
I have two whole worksheets devoted to just that, with three- and four-letter lowercase J words ready to go.
However, you could also use some blank guideline space to create your own, like if you wanted to create five- and six-letter J words.
Or you might instead create words that begin with uppercase J, so that students can practice how that letter links to other letters.
You could also create traceables of words that contain the letter J, such as “Ajar” or “Fuji.”
It’s important that students learn not only how J connects to other letters, but how other letters connect to J.
2. Linking Other Letters To Lowercase J
This brings me to this lesson, where you could use blank guideline space on one of my worksheets to create traceables linking other letters to the lowercase cursive J.
So, for example, “Aj,” Bj,” “Cj,” and so on.
While it’s not likely they’ll encounter a word with the letter combination “Cj,” it’s nonetheless good practice for them to learn how each other letter links to J.
1. Linking Uppercase And Lowercase J To Each Other
On the sheet where students trace and write uppercase and lowercase J together, why not have them actually link the two for practice?
While there aren’t any words that start with a double J (at least to my knowledge), it’s still a great way to get them to practice the fluidity of cursive, with so many loops and swoops.
Get them to trace it and then encourage them to try writing it on their own!