This is such a cute activity that I’ve seen so many times on Pinterest and I have been dying to try it with Rea.

Rockets are obviously a staple during space month and these editable templates are perfect for your Lil’ to work on identifying and writing their name on their own.

This activity will work on your preschooler learning to identify and write their name.

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 Skills

  • 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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Name Rocket Template

*Markers

*White Paper

*Glue

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Name Rocket Template.
Step #2
Write your Lil’s name on the rocket.

Their full name will go on the plain white rocket and one letter of their name per square.

Pro Parents be sure to type in your Lil’s name before printing.

Step #3
Glue the triangle to the top of the paper.
Step #4
Trace over the letters on the squares.

If you are using liquid glue you’re going to want to trace over the letters before you glue them down, but if you’re using a glue stick you can certainly trace when you’re all done.

Step #5
Using the white rocket as a guide glue the letters in order to spell your Lil’s name.
Step #6
Glue the three diamonds to the bottom of the rocket.

Teacher Tip

I really couldn’t decide how I wanted to do this activity. I loved these adorable name rocket crafts, but I also liked the idea of this being something that I put in our morning breakfast invitation centers rotation so I wanted it to be something that could be reusable. In the end, we did it twice: once just as the directions said and once after I laminated it and put it in the breakfast invitation centers.

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