Their name is one of the most important words a child will learn how to say, read, write and spell. It’s also likely to be the first word that they will try and read, write and spell as well. I remember when my two started preschool before they started we spent a lot of time spotting their names and it was fine with my eldest who is called by his full name. When it came to my daughter her name isn’t the name that is on her birth records we’ve shortened it. That was a fun day when she was asked to find her name and couldn’t because they had her full name down and not the name she was known as. In this week’s activity for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we have a fun snow-themed game for toddlers and preschoolers to learn their names with a snowman vs snowball name fight.
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Materials Needed for this Learn your Name Game
How to Make your Snowmen and Pom Pom
You can find full instructions on making the snowmen cups and pom pom snowball over on our Snowball Bowling Math Game post – although this game is for older children and aimed at addition of fractions you could follow the guide for number bonds snowmen bowling and use the cups to work on numbers as well.
In addition to the snowmen cups and the pom pom, you will also need to write your child’s name on to post it notes – if you want and have the time you could make the post it notes into hat shapes for the snowmen but I like quick to set up activities so we just used post it notes.
How to Plan your Learn your Name Snowball vs Snowmen Game
- Attach the post it notes letters to each of the cups of the snowmen.
- Then ask your child to bowl over the correct snowmen to spell their name.
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