An important skill for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners is name recognition. Learning how to recognize, spell, and write their names takes lots of practice. But practice doesn’t have to just be writing names over and over again. Try some of these fun and creative name activities for early learners. These simple and effective ideas are great for practicing name recognition both in the classroom and at home!
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Creative and Fun Name Activities
Make learning names hands-on and fun with these engaging name activities. With these activities, your students will be excited to practice their names!
Use Jenga blocks to build name towers!
Use a bag filled with gel to practice name writing. / Kids Activities Blog
Clothespins make such a fun tool for learning your name. / School Time Snippets
Let kids practice how to write their name in this fun puzzle activity. / Teach Preschool
Use playdough to physically shape letters in a child’s name. / Growing Book by Book
Aluminum foil makes a surprisingly fun way to learn names. / Nurture Store
Make names out of crystals! / Playdough to Plato
This homemade name puzzle will keep kids occupied for hours! / Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Let kids drive on roads made from their names. / Buggy and Buddy
Turn name recognition into a sensory activity! / Teach Preschool
Who wouldn’t want to make ladybug names? / Here Come the Girls
Playdough always makes an amazing way to learn names. / Learn with Play at Home
Kids will love this fun game for spelling their names. / No Time for Flash Cards
Turn name writing into creative art with this fun project. / Happy Hooligans
A rainbow puzzle is tons of fun for name recognition. / Hands On As We Grow
Use playdough to trace names. / Hands On As We Grow
Spell out a rainbow name for a fun project that combines literacy and art. / Hands On As We Grow
These say it, make it, write it mats are perfect for name recognition. / You Clever Monkey
Use beads to help kids learn their name. / Powerful Mothering
This scratch-and-sniff name activity is one of my favorites! / Fun A Day
Learning names with Duplo blocks is tons of fun! / Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
Use letter stamps and clay to write your name. / Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
Glass rocks and mirrors make learning names tons of fun! / Mama Papa Bubba
Turn name recognition into a busy box activity. / Mama Papa Bubba
Paint the child’s name onto rocks. / Mama Papa Bubba
Every writing activity is more fun with bubble wrap. / Coffee Cups and Crayons
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