I do a lot of teaching with names in preschool! Since names are meaningful to children, they’re more invested in learning about them. For this reason, I enjoy incorporating a preschool name activity into many of my themes. Our recent fairy tale unit was no different! Check out how the students created royal, blinged-out names!
“royal” preschool name activity for princes and princesses
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White poster board or construction paper
Colorful, sparkly craft sequins
Creating Their Names
We had strips of white poster board in our school workroom, so I wrote the kids’ names on that with pencil. I told the children that we were using “royal treasure” to make their names.
The children outlined the letters in their names one at a time, then added the sequins to the glue. We talked about letter formation, the different letters in their names, and we compared their names to their friends’ names during this time. Once the names were done, we set them on our drying rack to dry.
Then the kiddos used the sequins and glue to create their own art. Some created people, others focused on random designs, and a few asked for helping writing words to bling out!
Ideas for Next Time
Next time I try this activity, I’m going to use basic craft sequins. While the kiddos loved the fancier sequins we had, not all of the sequins were flat. This made it extra difficult to get the sequins to stay on their names. Of course, the students didn’t mind having to use extra glue, but it’s something I’d likely change.
- Fine motor skills
- Patterns and colors
- Letter names
- Letter formation
- Letter sounds
- Comparing and contrasting
What’s your favorite preschool name activity to do with the kids? Have you ever tried making blinged-out names like this?
If you’re looking for more fairy tale ideas, please come by my Fairy Tale Pinterest Board.
For more literacy-related activities, I have a Balanced Literacy Pinterest board, too!
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