Teaching preschoolers how to recognize and spell their first name is an important task, not only for practical things like finding their cubbies but also because it makes letters and how they work together more meaningful for them. This preschool name activity is easy to do and before you scream “You’ll ruin those Duplo!”, don’t worry permanent markers can be wiped away using dry erase markers, it’s like magic! I will be doing this preschool name activity later in the year in my own classroom when my students are ready, but I couldn’t wait to share it with you now. I plan on creating this for each student to do one on one on different days. The novelty that it is “their” day will help engage students.
Gather your materials. You will need some Duplo blocks, a permanent marker, and a base for the Duplo.
Start by writing your students name on the blocks. I am using the same colors for each letter as an extra scaffold for my young students, older children may or may not need that.
Spell out their name on the base and add the extra blocks to the tray. Invite the student to the tray.
Simple activities like this are perfect for teachers to set out and work with their students one on one, some children will need a lot of support, and it will be smooth sailing for others.
More Preschool Name Activity Ideas
For more name and other All About Me activities check out our very popular All About Me printable thematic unit.
Where did you get that flat part for the base?
Allison McDonald says
The Lego Store I believe… but you can find them on Amazon search “Duplo Base”
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I love this activity! Do you have suggestions for where to find trays? I can search Amazon but thought you might have links! Thanks so much!!
Allison McDonald says
So sorry this is so late – Target and Micheals!