This name letter hunt is a great one-on-one activity to do with your PreK and Kindergarten students who are eager to learn letters. Using their first name takes this activity from busy work to a more meaningful activity. Learning to recognize letters can be tricky for some children, and finding new ways to practice the same skill is vital. I will encourage teachers to use this letter hunt activity with students. If they struggle to recognize the letters in their name, make sure to work with them vocalizing the letter names as you search together. My students used this letter hunt in all different ways. Some looked for all the letters in their names, circling every A for example, while others spelled their names, including middle and last! Still, my beginning letter detectives looked just for their first few letters, which is ok too. This is so easy to adjust to your specific student.
If a child isn’t struggling, feel free to use this as a free choice activity in your literacy center. You can have some laminated and write your students’ names on the sheets or, better yet, have them write them themselves or write classmates or family names. Using fine-tipped dry erase markers offers your students practice controlling a writing utensil as well.
I have a lot of students who are eager to write, show off their letter knowledge, and how good they are getting at writing their name, so these write and wipe activities will be just what they need!
Lowercase letter hunt for my kiddos who are becoming letter superstars!
Different color dry erase markers? Yes! This is a great way to make it that much more fun.
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