September 11, 2015

6 activities to help your child recognition their name

This year for preschool we are part of a co-op preschool group. I put together name recognition activities for all the kids in the preschool. Here are the activities.

Name sticks 
To make this activity. I got paint stick stirrers and used Mod Podge to glue the letters of the child's name on to the stick. Then used mounting tape to stick the letters onto the clothespins. Your child matches up the letters to spell their name. 

Name Block Matching
This can be made in any word document or you could make make it easily be hand.  
Name Puzzles

Here are free puzzles patterns for 4, 5, 6, and 7 letters names. 

 You can either hand write your child's name or 
open in a word document to add your child's name

Just right click on the each image,  save and print. 
I recommend printing on cardstock paper so it is more durable

4 letter name

5 letter name

6 letter name

7 letter name

Name Tracing
You can download free front from this website to make these tracing cards in a word document. The font is called ABC Print Dotted. This is laminated and so it can be used over and over again. 

Name Path
For this activity, you can use any word document and create a table. Then can choose what letters you want to use and what path to create to spell your child's name.  This is also laminated so it is reusable. 

Progressive Name Tracing
This idea is also part of the Preschool learning binder I put together.

I download free front from this website to make this in a word documents. The names of the fonts are ABC Print Arrow, ABC Print Arrow  Dotted, and ABC Print Dotted.

All of these activities are stored in a laminated  9 x 12 folder. I used an X-acto knife to cut a slip in the top. I like this folder idea because it keeps things together and can be passed around easily to each home when it it our turn to teach preschool. 


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  2. Really??? You call yourself and educational site?? You NEVER use all capital letters to teach reading and writing a name. That's basic teacher education 101! You need to fix this and not spread this inacurate way of teaching. This leads to reading problems.