There’s no word on the planet that my 3.5 year old loves spelling more than his name. Recently, he became extremely motivated to learn how to write it too.
Like most things, I knew that he would need plenty of practice before he would master his new skill so to make writing and rewriting a little more fun, I invited him to create a rainbow with the letters of his name. The activity was simple to prep and so motivating to play.
To start, I wrote his name in large yellow letters and added a green dot at the top of each one so that he’d know where to place his crayons first.
Then I invited him to trace each letter with the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple crayons I pulled out of the box. First he used the red crayon …
Then the orange one …
And so on until he’d used all six colors to create his rainbow name. So simple and colorful, isn’t it?!
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