When I asked my friends who are kindergarten teachers what they wish their students knew before entering kindergarten, every single one said they wish that all students knew how to write their name. This is why I make sure to include a name activity every single week in our lessons.

Preschool name activities like this one help your Lil’ recognize letters in their name and put the letters in the correct order. Our Pro Parents can edit the template so your Lil’ is tracing over letters and learning to write their name on their own. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Begins to write name

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Can write name

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Animal Name Activity Template

*Markers

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Animal Name Activity Template.  

Step #2

Write the letters of your Lil’s name on the animals with one letter per animal.

Step #3

Lay out the letters on the table in random order.

Step #4

Grabbing one letter at a time, have your Lil’ spell their name in the correct order.

If your Lil’ needs a little extra help, you can write their name on a piece of paper for them to use as a guide as they put the letters in order.

Teacher Tip

Pro Parents whose Lil’s are practicing writing on their own, invite them to select one letter at a time in order, trace over the letter and then grab the next letter in their name. So they are grabbing, tracing, and placing the letters in order.

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