If you’re a regular reader of Fun-A-Day, you already know how I love teaching using kids’ names! There’s so much learning that takes place as children explore their names and the names of their friends. Previously, I shared over 15 preschool name activities to try with the kiddos. Since then, my students and I have done even more with name learning. So here are 10 more name ideas to try out with your preschoolers!
#PLAYfulpreschool learning with preschool name activities
If you’ve been following along most Wednesdays for the past few months, you’ve seen some themed posts from the #PLAYfulpreschool team. I’ve really enjoyed sharing lesson plans with other parents and educators, and I hope you all have enjoyed it too. This Wednesday’s focus is sharing a round-up of preschool ideas. Below are 10 preschool name activities to try out soon!
9. Name snowmen
How do preschool name activities teach kids?
The main reason I like using kids’ names to teach is because names are meaningful. I am ALL ABOUT fun and meaningful learning experiences! Children have ownership over their names, which makes their names important. Therefore, kids will be more interested in anything done with their names!
Here are just some of the concepts that can be taught using children’s names (as well as their friends’ names, their family members’ names, their teachers’ names, etc.) –
- Letter identification
- Letter sounds
- Letter formation
- Reading/writing left to right
- Comparing and contrasting
- Sight word recognition
What are some of your favorite preschool name activities? I love hearing how other parents/teachers integrate learning with kids’ names. I’m sure I’ll be doing even more in the next year!
More #PLAYfulpreschool ideas to use in the new year
Free preschool thematic lesson plans from The Educators’ Spin On It
Favorite literacy ideas for preschool from Growing Book By Book