Do you have blocks laying around? Perhaps it is wooden building blocks or blocks from a game like Jenga. Use Jenga blocks for this fun name or sight word recognition activity, name towers!
Building Name Towers Name Activity
Being able to recognize your name is a skill that a child needs for kindergarten. You can help a child develop this skill by using all kinds of fun, hands-on activities and frequent incidental reading of the name.
Building name towers are just that: fun! To get started, gather your materials.
Firstly, write the name of the child on the tape. If the name has 6 letters, you will have to write it six times. Cut the letters up and attach to the blocks.
Tip: build a tower as you go to keep track of what letters you already have.
The image above will be the way you set it up for the child at first. The first (bottom) row of blocks is the “sample” name.
Then, the first letter is left out in the first row, then 2 letter in the next row, and so on. Until you reach the top and the child can spell the name with only the last letter in place. (You can do another row where the child can then spell the whole name.)
Names can also be spelled vertically. (It is good for a child to be able to read his/her name vertically because it might be on a file he/she needs to pick out, for instance.)
In fact, the more ways (different fonts) a child can read his/her name, the better!
This name recognition sight word activity is perfect for preschoolers and would be a great individual activity.
Build towers AND learn to read your name while having fun (and work on fine motor skills and letter recognition too)!
Editable Name Activity Pack
Looking for awesome, easy prep name activities for kids? Make learning their name even more fun for your students with this editable name activity pack from Playdough to Plato!
With 10 editable name games, you won’t have to hunt down fun ways to practice names with your kids – it’s all here for you! Plus, the prep is so easy.
Just type your child’s name in once, and it loads onto all the activities! Such a time saver!