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Editable Pocket Chart Back to School Name Game


Learning each other’s names the first week of school can be tricky, especially for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We practice using each other’s names, writing each other’s names, and playing games with each other’s names frequently. So this FREE Editable Pocket Chart Back to School Name Game is the perfect addition to your Pre-K or Kindergarten back to school plans!

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This FREE Editable Pocket Chart Back to School Name Game is the perfect addition to your Pre-K or Kindergarten back to school plans!

Editable Pocket Chart Back to School Name Game

I love to learn through play, and so do my students! So learning our names is no different. We play lots of different games to get comfortable with everyone’s names in our class.

I always have a pocket chart with each student’s name written on sentence strips or other cards for things like Morning Sign-In or pocket chart graphs with the class. This means student names are visible and can be read and recognized by all students.

We practice reading and recognizing all students’ names (over time of course), not just our own. This name game allows us the opportunity to practice reading our classmates’ names in a fun and engaging way.

Students will love saying the chant together and placing their name in the pocket chart!

The Cookie Name Game is so much fun for your students to play. Plus, the set up is simple for you!

The file is editable! Each year, you simply type in the names of your students, print, and you are ready to play. I like to print these on cardstock and laminate the pieces. This way we can use them over and over again throughout the year (or for years to come)!

Students will love saying the chant together and having their name chosen for the pocket chart!

I like to add the student names to a small basket to pull from and add to the pocket chart.

How to Play

You can use this back to school name game lots of different ways with your kiddos. My favorite way is to start by picking a student’s name from the basket and reading the name aloud.

Once my students can recognize their own name, I like to put all of the cookie cards in the pocket chart and let them find their name to use in the chant.

After students get good at recognizing other classmates’ names, you can let a student select a friend’s name from the basket or pocket chart and read it to use with the chant.

Get it in a BUNDLE!

If you love this Back to School Name Game, you will love the whole bundle of Social-Emotional Pocket Chart Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten! Not only do you get this Cookie Name Game, but you also get pocket chart games and activities to discuss being a good friend, making helpful choices in school, and exploring feelings.

These super fun social-emotional activities for pocket charts are a great way to explore and support the social-emotional needs of your students!

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2 Responses

  1. My class has been using the cookie chart all year to select our daily line leader. The kids love it! It didn’t take long for them to read along with me and recognize their classmates’ names when the cookie was selected. Of course, they have to do their dramatic drum roll while I am choosing the line leader cookie 🙂

    1. Lori,

      What a fun way to use this resource! Love the dramatic drum roll. Kids always find a way to make things even more exciting and fun Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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