UPDATED September 2016! I have used this activity many times as a starting point for studying the Ancient Greeks. The lesson plan/activity includes an introduction to the Greek alphabet, hints for writing your name using the ancient Greek alphabet, and some text examples of modern names written with the Greek alphabet. There is also a chart showing the Greek alphabet and the English sound each letter makes. I have also recently added images of six different nametags completed by my students this past year when they worked on this activity.
TIPS: I recommend first having the students writing their Greek-lettered name on the thick white art paper (approximate measurements of nametag are 30 cm x 10 cm) with a pencil. Spacing and equal sizing of the letters is vital. Then have them make the letters into block form and fill those in with black marker. Finally, they can do the background in any design of their choice with colored pencil. The effect and contrast are then very nice! This resource contains examples of what my students do with this project!
Students end creating a name tag which you can laminate and attach to the corner of their desk. Alternately, they can be placed on a classroom bulletin board in a design pattern. They love it and it makes a great impression when visitors come into your social studies class!