Preschool Name Activities

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Learning the Letters in My Name: 12 Name Activities for Preschoolers

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know how much I love to do name activities in preschool. Preschoolers love to see their names everywhere, and will point it out each time. Learning the letters in our names is a big part of our literacy curriculum. When putting together name activities, I make sure they are hands-on, fun, and enjoyable. As they begin to recognize their own names, they then move on to recognizing  their classmate’s names, too.  When they are ready to start writing, they usually want to begin with the letters they are most familiar with – those in their names. Here are 12 activities that expose preschoolers to name recognition.


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preschool name activities

  1. Write your name in a rainbow with this salt tray.

  2. Turn a name into a puzzle.

  3. Play the Name Game!

  4. Spell your name with glue, salt and watercolors.

Preschool Name Activities


5. Hang the letters of your name on a clothesline.
6. Play the Spell Your Name Game.
7. Make a colorful mosaic name.
8. Get moving while playing name ring toss.


preschool name activities

9. Play a name activity using cars.
10, Make a “My Name Book”.
11, Put your name on a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree.
12. Stamp your name in play dough.


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