Recently, my toddler has started to write her name all by herself. It is not perfect, but she’s quickly improving. She has known how to spell her name for about four months now. Tonight, I’d like to share one of the name activities we have done to help build this skill. This activity is great for young preschoolers but can also be done with toddlers.
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Materials We Used
This is an open ended activity and we encourage you to use whatever you have on hand. I’m going to list what we used.
- Two Pieces of Construction Paper
- A Marker
- Tissue Paper
- Gems and other small pretty crafty supplies
I started by cutting the first letter of my daughter’s name out of construction paper. If your child is able to use scissors, you can just draw the letter and let them cut it out.
Next, I wrote “S is for _________________” on the other piece of construction paper.
After that, I gave my daughter the tissue paper and other crafting supplies and let her glue things on the S. In addition to letter recognition, this is also great fine motor skill practice!
After she was finished, we let it dry for a bit. Once it was dry, I helped her glue the S onto the other piece of paper.
To finish, I gave her the marker to write her name after I read her the sentence. Because we made this to share with all of you, I did help guide her hand. If your child still is unsure how to spell their name, try writing down their name on a scrap piece of paper for them to copy. This activity was fun at home, but is also easy enough to do in a classroom setting!
Little learners love when you pair an activity or craft with a book! Here are some suggestions we have for this activity.
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