These 25 awesome name games are sure to keep kids entertained for days. They’ll love crystallizing, tracing and painting the most important word they’ll ever learn.
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Crystalize their name with a simple pipe cleaner, water and borax.
Trace their name with Matchbox cars. // Buggy and Buddy
This one’s a family favorite! Make up a simple song teaching kids how to spell their name.
Paint it with some salt, glue and watercolors. // Happy Hooligans
Turn a photo into a name puzzle. // Totschooling
Glue a batch of name rubbing plates. // Pre-K Pages
Have them trace their name six times: once in red, then in orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. They’ll make a name rainbow!
Paint a symmetrical name. // Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi
Make their letters magically appear with watercolor paint.
Fill a Ziploc with gel and trace the name. So easy and motivating! // Kids Activities Blog
Hunt for household objects that start with their first letter.
Build it with alphabet magnets. // Mrs. Bremer’s K
Go on a letter hunt. // Pre-K Pages
Clip their name onto a clothespin dinosaur. // Play to Learn Preschool
Stamp it in playdough. // Growing Book by Book
Feeling crafty? Cut and paste the first letter of their name.
Cut out a rainbow name puzzle from foam. // Still Playing School
Use painter’s tape to make name artwork. // Learn with Play at Home
Spell their name with LEGOS.
Compare the number of letters in classmates’ names on a colorful chart. // Mrs. Bohaty’s Kindergarten Kingdom
Bend it with pipe cleaners. // Parents
Trace it with candy. Yum!!
Play a couple rounds of name ring toss. // Hands on as We Grow
Smash baked name cotton balls. // I Can Teach My Child
Have kids compare their name to a friend’s. // Conversations in Literacy
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