Name Recognition

Daily attendance with a me stick puppet

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Making our own stick puppets for our daily attendance board in PreK!

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The name game

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We’ve all heard of the “Name Game” song, but this is a fun large motor game with lots of different possibilities!

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Paper name puzzle for preschool

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Exploring our first and last names with a paper name puzzle in preschool!

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Printing in the salt tray in prek

Using the salt trays to promote name recognition and pre-writing skills in PreK!

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The value of name recognition in preschool

See how our names are an interactive part of our daily preschool classroom activities.

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Digging up the letters of our name in preschool

Combining rice with a name search makes for a wonderful learning and playful experience!

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Literacy Beginnings | Chapter 20 | Names

The most powerful and effective way for children to begin learning the complex process of learning about letters is by writing their own names.” ~Carol Lyons Retrieved from Literacy Beginnings on July 25, 2011 Today I am sharing the highlights from Chapter 20 Names: A Powerful resource for Literacy Learning by Pinnell and Fountas. This […]

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Learning to recognize our names all day long

Young children can learn to master their names with a “name-rich” environment.

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A simple name writing activity to do with preschoolers

Practice this simple name writing activity with your preschooler! In the middle of a room full of play and noise, I happened to notice a group of children gathered around their teacher doing a little name recognition and writing. As each child would get a turn, the teacher would ask if he or she wanted […]

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My name book: A preschool printable

Each school year, I like to create a name book for my preschool students to use. I put them together with all kinds of materials but to simplify things for my readers, I created this little name book template. In advance I create a book for each child. The number of letters each child has […]

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Name graphs for young children

Help preschoolers learn to recognize their names with these graphing activities. The activity you choose to use will depend on the age and readiness of your students. When participating in any type of graphing activity, always make sure your students are involved in the process and once the graph is completed, ask the children questions […]

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Name sensory for young children

Create a name sensory card for each of the children in your class and then try the activities described below! What the teacher will do… Print each child’s name on a sentence strip using upper and lower case letters. Trace each letter of the name with a thick line of glue. Set aside to dry. […]

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Create a name game for your preschoolers

Some names are long and some are short. Play this little concentration game to help your preschoolers recognize their own name and the names of their classmates. To prepared the game… Print each child’s name (upper and lower case) on a two separate sentence strips. Cut one name apart leaving one letter of each child’s […]

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Create a name puzzle for your preschooler

Help your preschoolers recognize the letters in their name with this little puzzle activity. Write each child’s name on a sentence strip using upper and lower case letters. Write each child’s name on a sheet of construction paper and add a rectangle with the same number of columns under the child’s name. Create a second […]

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Take time for a little name printing practice

These are just a few activities I have used to teach or provide some practice in name writing skills… Laminate a name card for children to view and reference as they print their name throughout the day without having to constantly ask the teacher for help… Provide a variety of name printing activities throughout the […]

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