I present today’s post: the ultimate resource guide to helping kids learn their names. There is sure to be something here for everyone! From quick and simple name learning activities to complex ones to messy ones and more!
- Happily Ever Mom shows you how to help kids learn their names with personalized sun catchers
- This flier from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has some great tips and activities to help all kids learn their names.
- First-School shares some simple suggestions for helping children learn their names.
- Even eHow has suggestions in their article “How to Teach Preschool Children to Write Their Name by Themselves“
- Rhyme time shares some fun ways to help kids learn their names
- Mamas Like Me shares some great activities that look like so much fun!
- Just Mommies also has a list of suggestions
- WikiHow gets in on the name writing suggestions as well
- 123 Homeschool for Me offers free Learn my Name worksheets you can help your child fill out and 28 name activities as well
- Education.com offers advice on practicing the writing of kids’ names
- About’s Parenting section offers some suggestions as well
- 123 Kindergarten has a few activities in their Kindergarten Readiness series
- A Place of Our Own answers a reader’s question about how to help her 3 year old write her own name
- HubPages also offers free worksheets to help kids who are learning to write their names
- Living on a Latte has 10 excellent ideas
- Bright Hub Education offers 3 simple crafts to help your kid learn their name and a preschool name writing lesson plan and an article on how to teach name recognition in toddlers
- Hands on As We Grow! has a list of 35 activities separated into name recognition activities and spelling their name activities
- Puddle Wonderful Learning has name activities as well
- Toddler Approved has tons of name activities and crafts, including exploding names, a name egg hunt, a very hungry caterpillar name game, a bottle cap name matching activity, name monster puppets, and digging for your name. Check out all of their great name activities!
- Love Play Learn has a toddler art name activity
- Nurture Store has a fun paper plate name activity
- The ever popular Kids Activities Blog has a list of 10 ways to teach your child to write their name as well as a list of Christmas name practice
- Play to Learn has many name writing activities as well as a spelling our names activities
- Picklebums has 3 ideas for using a name card
- Ready-Set-Read has 14 ways to explore the letters in your child’s name
- Cheerios & Lattes has wonderful name songs that you can sing to your children. I personally have been singing these songs to Dominic and Allen since they were little. She also has a great Wednesday Play Group post about names.
- Kindergarten Lifestyle has some name activities she did with her kinders who needed some “name TLC“
- The Domestic Notebook has a fun name game using post-its
- Fun-A-Day has a great name activity for winter – name snowmen!
- Mrs. Kelly’s Kindergarten shares her name work station
- Structured Play has many different name activities including this digging activity and more!
- House of Baby Piranha has these awesome name rockets
- Learn with Play at Home has delicious smelling chocolate name activities
- Teach Preschool has many name activities as well as My Name Book
- Fantastic Fun and Learning has some great quick name activities if you are short on time
- Smiling like Sunshine has a sensory tray name activity
- Toddling in the Fast Lane has 3 more activities for you
- For your kids that need to move to learn, Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk has a great name bowling activity
- Motherhood on a Dime has these name craft stick puzzles and name on a notecard (that we did a few weeks ago with Dominic as part of the God’s Little Explorers curriculum we are doing – she even has a bunch more name activities as well. He really loved the name on a notecard especially.)
- This is not directly related, but if you have Netflix, currently Signing Time is available on instant watch. The first episode contains a section on learning how to sign “Hi, my name is” and “What’s your name?”
Those are all free resources above, but down here we have some resources that cost money.
- Giving Greetings offers a Learn to Write personalized name stamp for $23.95
- Top Teacher has a name activity in case you have one of their paid subscriptions ($29.95)
You can also use custom name books! We have a few and the boys love them. Below are the places we have books from. Disclaimer: This section contains an affiliate link.
- I won a Lost My Name book for Dominic in a giveaway several months back and he just loves it! The quality and writing are excellent. If you purchase from my link, you will receiver 15% off and if three people purchase we’ll get a free A-Z book with the entire alphabet.
- Dominic loves the personalized name items we’ve received from Frecklebox (I won a gift card). Shipping is fast and the quality is great. We especially love their puzzles.
So there you have it! All the resources that you could ever want or need for helping your kid(s) learn their names!
Do you have any helpful hints for helping kids learn their names? Did you write a post with some ideas for helping kids learn their names? Leave your thoughts or links below and I’d be glad to include them!