Name Songs for Kids

Activity for ages 2 to 5.

Whether you’re a teacher who’s looking for a helpful way to teach students their classmates’ names or you’re a parent who needs an easy way to help your child learn how to spell her name, this trick’s for you.

There are tons of great ways to teach kids how to spell their names but my hands-down favorite is changing the lyrics to a popular tune and making their own name song. It’s a surefire way to make learning their spelling a snap.

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Name Songs for Kids. Such an awesome way to help kids learn how to spell their names. {Playdough to Plato}

Picking the Tune

The tune that works best for your child’s name really depends on the number of letters it has. My oldest son has five letters in his name so we changed the words to the popular song “BINGO” and spelled his name instead. To help you get started, I recorded some videos demonstrating tunes that work for names with three to seven letters. Scroll down to the number you need and start singing. Have fun!

Three Letter Names

Four Letter Names

Five Letter Names

Six Letter Names

Seven Letter Names

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30 Comments

  1. Peggy

    I have been doing this for over 15 years. The kids love it! I teach Special Education. Some of my former students remain at a 3 year old developmental level. I can still sing “their song” with them years later when I see them. Brings a smile to all of our faces! Thanks for posting this!

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    • Ashley

      That is just wonderful, Peggy!
      Thank you so much for sharing!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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      • Amy

        Is there a printable available that I can send home with parents of my students for all of these name songs??

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        • Ashley

          Hi Amy,
          Thanks for reaching out.
          However, we don’t currently offer a printable version of the name song. You are welcome to pass this link along to the parents of your students though 🙂
          Warmly,
          Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

          Reply
  2. Kristi

    Malia,

    Everything is blank under the three-seven letter name songs until it gets to the editable name games. Any ideas as to why? I was just hoping to know more about the songs you use with more and less letters than 5!

    Thanks

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    • Ashley

      Hi Kristi,
      Thanks for reaching out. In that section are the videos where Malia demonstrates using the songs with 3-7 letter names.
      It might be taking some time to load, so you could let it sit for a bit or try viewing the page on a different browser.
      I hope that helps!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  3. Kelly

    Any song suggestions for 8 letter names?

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    • Malia Hollowell

      Hi Kelly! Great question! I like to use the “Happy Birthday” tune for 8 letter names. I basically spell the name four times so it sounds like this:

      (Sung to the Happy Birthday tune!)

      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y

      Just make sure to sing it really slowly so that every letter can be clearly heard. 🙂

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  4. Chandra

    Thank you!!

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    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Chandra!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  5. Ashley

    Any tips on a 9 letter name like “Catherine”?

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    • Ashley

      Hi Ashley,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      For 9 letter names, we suggest using the tune “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
      You’ll sing the letters of the name 3 times, then end with “That spells _________ all day!”
      Hope that helps!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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