My kids were playing with their toy animals a lot. I noticed that my toddler already knew the animal names, and my oldest was nearly at reading age. In the midst of one of their pretend play sessions, I asked them if they wanted to make name tags for the animals.
They are usually game for a fun activity! With items we already had at home, I made some simple name tags for each of their little animal toys.
Learning animal names with name tags is a simple, but cute activity for preschool. This activity is a fun way to inject some print into your child’s regular pretend-play experiences with their toy animals.
It is so simple to make your own animal name tags. too!
Learning Animal Names
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Miah Ramos says
I am trying to teach my 3 year old daughter how to read but it's so challenging, especially if she is more interested in playing. She got bored after my first attempt in teaching her the sound of the letters. Hehehe… Well, we have a few animal toys at home, I'd like to try this on her as we play the pretend game… 🙂
Three year olds are definitely learning a lot through their play and interactions with us. This one may help infuse a little literacy into her play. She is young yet, so letter sounds are a great place to be focusing right now. It is amazing between 3 and 4 what they soak up! All the best!
My son had the animal stickers on the walls and I have to say the nametags are a great idea. Will be trying them.
Sarah McClelland says
Great job. My son would like this. He loves animals!
Thanks, Sarah! I hope you try it out and he has a great time.