Using paper plates for fun learning activities is always handy with preschool aged children. This activity combines art, letter identification and one-to-one correspondence to make learning to spell their name fun for preschoolers.
I have a preschool child who is not really interested in sitting with a worksheet and tracing her name. In fact, I have had to get creative to get her interested in learning. She really enjoys this learning activity for spelling her name.
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your child’s name)
Velcro dots or strips
Make the Preschool Name Spelling Activity
(My in-laws were in town when we completed this step, so I think even my mother-in-law painted a plate!)
While the plates dry, you can print out the letters.
It is so compact and works well for these types of activities.
When the plates are dry, punch a hole on each side of the paper plates, and tie the plates together with the ribbon or yarn pieces.
You will only need one hole on the first plate and one hole on the last plate. Tying the plates together will help keep this game together and makes it easy to store.
This is a great memory tool for preschoolers, because when they try writing their name, they have a little song they can sing to help them figure out what letter comes next if they get stuck.
You can pile the plates on top of one another-leaving them tied together. Then place the stack of plates and the letter cards into the bag together. Next time your child wants to play, the name spelling activity is ready to go! I hope you enjoy it with your preschooler.
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What fun! My 4 year old has her name almost down. She gets an N mixed with an M. I think she would really enjoy this. Thanks!
You bet. It is a nice one for teaching the letter order in their name.
Melissa Matters says
Cool! I'm definitely going to try this with my three year old. He doesn't know how to spell his name yet.
He is at a perfect age to try this out. My 4 year old was tough to get interested in learning activities at 3, and she was willing to do this one. I hope it goes well!