Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten

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Back to School season will be here before you know it and in my classroom that begins with learning how to spell our names. It is an important skill that we practice often! One of my favorite ways to work on names is with this Free Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten. It’s completely editable for customization so your students will be spelling their names in no time with this fun, hands-on activity!

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This free Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten is a fun, hands-on way for students to practice spelling their names!

Back to School Name Game

Learning to spell your name is a big deal. This is one of the first major accomplishments of a Pre-K/Kindergarten student. We usually start working on this skill in the first week of class, because students have often seen their name spelled out before, and thus have some prior knowledge on what the letters in their name look like.

Students can use the personalized crayon boxes to build their names with the letter crayon pieces.

What’s Included?

This is the perfect activity to welcome your students back to school! I love using this activity in my classroom because my students get so excited. Whenever they see their name printed on materials, it makes them feel a little extra special.

This activity comes with:

  • crayon boxes with each student’s name on them
  • colorful letter crayon pieces (including uppercase and lowercase letters)
  • a recording sheet for students
  • both color and black and white copies of all materials

To begin, students build their names with crayon pieces. Then they can color the letters of their name on the recording sheet.

Students can color the letters in their name on the back to school name game recording sheet.

It’s Completely Editable!

This Back to School Name Game is editable, so you can change it each year to display the name of each of your students with ease. Simply type the names of each student into the file, and it automatically inputs the names on all pieces of the activity!

It couldn’t be easier to change out the names on this activity, which makes it the perfect resource to use year after year in your classroom!

This Back to School Name Game includes editable crayon boxes, letter cards, and recording sheets!

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Grab Your FREE Copy of the Back to School Name Game

Ready to start practicing names with your students? Get your FREE copy of this super fun Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten today by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

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Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten


  1. Grab Your FREE Copy
    Ready to grab your FREE copy of the Back to School Name Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten? Then click the large, yellow download button below to snag your printable now and stay in the loop about the Print and Play Club! This is what you stated for a FREE copy but I never saw a yellow download button to retrieve the free copy of the BTS Name Game.

    1. Hi Melissa,

      There is a big “download printable here” button just below that statement. I would suggest possibly opening the post in a different browser. Hope this helps! Let us know if it’s still not working for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. It opened today just fine and there was a YELLOW download button. Thank you for the free download!

    1. Kelley,

      We are so happy to hear that you are excited about this activity. Thanks for the feedback! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank you for sharing this great resource. I am sure my class will enjoy forming their names with the crayons.

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