Creative and Fun Name Activities

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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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Learning to recognize, spell, and write our names takes lots of practice. Make it fun with these creative name activities for early learners!

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

This list of name activities includes hands-on activities that include paint, cutting, and even play dough.

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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