Toasting the bread is optional. I did not toast mine. You can also spread peanut butter before you add the jelly if you desire.
If you will be doing this with a class of older children, having a few bottles of jelly would be more convenient. I bought this jelly at the 99 cent store so that would be cost efficient if you want to do it with a large class.
Children or adults can then practice alphabet recognition by writing their favorite letter using the squeezable jelly.
Literacy Connection: Read the book Jamberry by Bruce Degan before or after this activity. Children will enjoy the rhyming in this book about a boy and a bear on their search for berries to make jam!