Your Lil’ needs to spell their name using magnets, but the evil villain has taken all the letters of their name and hidden them around the house! Turn your Lil’ into a superhero as they rescue all the letters and spell their name.
This activity will work on gross motor skills, spelling their name, and dramatic play.
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

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Can write name

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play to represent known and make-believe situations

Required Materials

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Name Rescue Template

*Letter Magnets

*MINNIE EASEL (OPTIONAL)

*Markers

Step #1
Print the Name Rescue Template.

*Pro Parents be sure to type a space in between each letter so that the magnets fit.

Step #2
Write your Lil’s name in the center of the template.
Step #3
Hide the letters around the house.
Step #4
Send your Lil’ dressed in their hero cape and mask (optional) to rescue each letter and match it to the template.

Encourage them to only get one letter at a time so they extend the activity and move more.

Teacher Tip

Tape the paper to a magnetic surface so that your Lil’ can attach the magnet letters. If your Lil’ is ready for the challenge, do not put their name on the template and see if they can spell their name correctly using the letters.

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