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Name Recognition and Practice

For pre-school and kindergarten students, the most important word in the world is their name!

My students enjoyed tracing their names in sand, colored salt (with warnings about not to put it in their mouths!) and paint filled zip lock bags that were secured with electrical tape.

Name outlines for mosaics, coloring, bingo daubers, paint and play-doh activities.

Rolling play-doh and making snakes to fit into our name outlines is a great fine motor activity.

Name outlines for mosaics, coloring, bingo daubers, paint and play-doh activities.

We also used name outlines with paint and q-tips or bingo daubers.

Name outlines for mosaics, coloring, bingo daubers, paint and play-doh activities.

And with tweezers for picking up tiny pieces of paper and gluing them into the outlines as a mosaic. Talk about working those muscles!

Name outlines for mosaics, coloring, bingo daubers, paint and play-doh activities.

We also had lots of practice with letter tiles and magnetic letters matching.

Letter matching names workmat - editable

We used editable name worksheets that were personalized for each student, where they had to find their name and color. You can see Kate working on hers here!

Name recognition and name practice editable personalized worksheets.

We learned the letters in our name and their names. You know students enjoyed this personalized coconut tree coloring sheet!

Name recognition and name practice editable personalized worksheets.  Chicka chicka boom boom letter recognition in names!
Editable worksheets – I typed in all my students’ names and a set of personalized worksheets generated for each!

We continued to develop our fine motor skills by cutting out letters and building our names.

Name recognition and name practice editable personalized worksheets!

All the above activities are available here from my TpT store. I also have this FREEBIE so that you can try out some personalized name worksheets for your own students.

Easy to use – simply type in names and worksheets are automagically generated! I hope your students will love seeing their name in print as much as mine did!

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