NAME ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE LEARNERS
These resources will help your students learn all about their names. This packet of name activities includes a variety of differentiated whole group, small group, and independent activities for name practice. Furthermore, most of the pages can be personalized for each of your learners. (More information about editing below.)
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First, edit the page for each child. Then, have the children practice writing their names with markers, crayons, pencils, etc. Finally, they can also use this page to rainbow write their name.
Name Work Pages:
First, edit the page for each child. Then, have each child complete their own work page to help them learn all about their name.
First, edit the labels for each learner. Then, print and post the labels around the room. For example, post labels in students' cubbies, desks, etc.
First, using a paper towel roll or rolled-up brown construction paper, create a tree trunk. Then, print the letters for each child’s tree and leaves. Next, each child can glue their name on the tree trunk. Then, cut the leaves on the lines and attach the leaves. Furthermore, you can also use the Chicka page on a cookie sheet and add magnets to the letter cards to practice making names and words.
King/Queen of the Day:
During calendar time have each child have a turn being King or Queen of the day. To begin, print out all the pages for each child. Then, have the child come in front of the class to identify, count, order and match the letters in their name. Most importantly, print and create a 'crown' for the King and Queen of the day.
Word Wall Cards:
First, edit the page for each child. Then, print a passport size picture for each child. Next, attach the image to their name card. Finally, laminate and add to the Word Wall or writing station.
First, have the children count to find out how many letters are in their name. Then, using a pocket chart and the number cards, create a graph. Finally, each child can add their name to the correct number of the graph.
First, edit each page with each child’s name. Then, attach their picture in the picture frame and laminate. Finally, read whole group at the beginning of the year. Most importantly, add the book to your classroom library!
First, edit and create a mat for each child. Then, print and laminate the mats and letter cards. Finally, have the student match the letters correctly on the mat.
Pocket Chart Names:
First edit and print the name cards, letter cards, and picture cards. Then, have the students match each child’s picture to their name. Finally, use the letter cards to spell the name correctly.
I Can Spell:
First, edit and print the resource for each child. Then, have the children spell their name by rainbow writing, creating a tactile name with rice, pasta or glitter, making letters with playdoh, and so much more!
First, edit the page for each child. Then, print and attach the letter dots to a clothespin or popsicle sticks. Finally, have the children match the letters in their name.
First, edit the page for each child. Then, use a Q-tip to paint the name or practice making small dots of glue and add glitter.
Name Letter Sort:
First, print the mats and letter cards. Then, have the learners sort the letters by letters in their name and NOT in their name.
Read this blog post for more details on the name activities includes. Then, pick and choose the activities that best meet your learners' needs. Above all, be sure to adapt the activities in a way that works best for you and your learners.
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