One of the first words that many toddlers and preschoolers learn to read, write and spell is their own name. You can help them along the way by labeling their items, putting a sign on their door etc… but it’s always great to get hands-on with some activities for kids
Activities for Learning to Read, Write and Spell Names with Toddlers and Preschoolers
Use this fun Snowball Fight Game to Learn how to spell names perfect for some winter themed learning to read, write and spell names.
Use Bear Paw Marks to learn how to spell and read names with this simple activity which includes a free printable.
Fantastic Fun and Learning shared 5 fun activities for learning names – last week, Clothes Pin, Magnetic Letters, Craft Stick Names, Foam Letters and Glass Beads.
Toddling in the fast Lane has 3 great activities for learning names with tots, a variation on clothes pins, laminated letters and a great paint and cut activity.
Check out these other fun ways to learn the alphabet with our Fun and Simple Alphabet Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
I love felt boards (reminds of being a child a playing with fuzzy felts) and Mama, Papa, Bubba has created their own Felt Board to help with learning names with full instructions I’ve added this to my to do list this year for J and T.
Make Name Spider Webs to learn how to spell names as your child creates the web of their name.
Use a salt tray to learn to write their name – this was a favourite activity of ours when the children we young and I love how over on Bounce Back Parenting the siblings are helping each other with learning to write their name in the salt tray.
Build your name using shapes a hands-on activity for learning to read, write, and spell their name for toddlers and preschoolers.
Have fun with this name soup from Munchkins and Moms a fun hands-on activity for your toddlers and preschoolers to pick out the letters from the soup to spell their own names.
Work on letter recognition as well as spelling, reading and writing your name with this easy chalkboard activity – That Letter is in my Name!
This activity from Hands-on as We Grow helps children to recognise and read their names as they trace their name using different techniques 3 times over.
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