This is a preschool name writing activity that is easy to practice over and over again.
It’s empowering for a young learner to learn how to write their own name. It’s one of the first words that preschool kids learn to recognize and write! Learning their name is usually pretty motivating but that doesn’t make it easy. There are many beginning skills that a child has to master to be able to write their name so often times it takes a lot of practice.
When I was in the classroom, writing names was a skill we practiced a lot at the beginning of the year! Some kiddos came to school with the skill and others did not. I would try to integrate a bunch of different ways to practice that were quick and low prep so they wouldn’t lose interest practicing the same skill over and over.
This was an activity I introduced today to my little guy that only took about 3 minutes to prep and then he practiced for about 3 minutes…we’re talking about a short-attention span 3-year-old here. ;)
Dry-erase marker or crayon
Standard sheet protector
Sheet of paper
Preschool Name Writing Activity
First, put the child’s name on the sheet of paper. Use alphabet stickers if you have them available. I often find alphabet stickers at Target in the dollar bins. It would be preferable to use both uppercase and lowercase letters to create the child’s name. If you don’t have stickers on hand, it works perfectly well to print the child’s name using markers.
Place the paper with the child’s name inside the sheet protector.
Have the child practice tracing their name with a dry erase marker or dry erase crayon – writing directly on the sheet protector. When finished, it’s super simple to erase and practice again.
This name writing activity is just hanging out on our kitchen table at the moment. It’s an easy way to practice yet, it keeps learning fun!
Now, let the practice begin!
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