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. These name recognition activities use the connection children already have with their name and use that to learn more about literacy. Using what your students already know and feel confident knowing, as a springboard for trickier tasks is a great way to challenge your students without tipping the scales into frustration. That is what I love about using names as a base for learning.
How To Teach Children Thier Names
I love this activity because children really learn where to put each letter and can practice it over and over. Get your own set of Duplo here with my affiliate link –> Buy Duplo here.
This craft is fun, even for older kids who are interested in trying cursive. You don’t have to use the foam balls either, instead, try glitter!
This craft is a fun way to make names in a hands-on approach that will also serve as a visual reminder of how to spell their name.
These are wonderful for name recognition and learning how to spell your name or your classmates’ names too! These puzzles are quick to make and a perfect addition to your writing center at preschool.
This is a fun game that works on letter recognition, taking turns, spelling and more. Oh, and this could totally be used for sight words too.
More Name and Other All About Me Activities
For more name and other All About Me activities, check out our very popular All About Me printable thematic unit.