Use these fun editable crayon name puzzles to work on name recognition and to teach kids to spell their names.
Importance of Name Activities
We all know that young kids LOVE themselves. That’s why name activities for preschool kids are such a motivating way to introduce letters and sounds. These crayon name puzzles are a fun way to help your kids learn to spell their names, learn to recognize their names, and learn alphabet knowledge.
The Editable Name Puzzles
Easy to Customize
Do you feel overwhelmed when trying to find and prepare fun activities for your kids? This editable activity is super simple to customize. Just add the letters of your kids’ names to the form and then print the puzzles. Create custom activities with each child’s name in very little time.
The following are included in the Crayon Name Puzzle resource
- 2 styles of editable name puzzles for names with 2-12 letters
- Class List Forms – Complete the form and letters are automatically added to the puzzles
- Print Planner- Helps you determine which pages to print
- Printable labels- for storage containers
Two Different Puzzle Styles: Two styles of puzzles are included in the resource. One has black letters that look amazing when printed on brightly colored paper. The second style has outlined letters so that kids can color them with crayons.
Easy-to-Use Class List Form: You can make crayon name puzzles for kids with 2-12 letters in their name. You will need to use the most recent version Adobe Acrobat Reader to add your kids’ name to my document. To customize your puzzles you just need to enter your kids’ names into the document’s class list form. Their names will be automatically added to the puzzles.
Print Planner Page: Consult the print planner page to quickly determine which pages to print.
Labels: When you print and cut the puzzles, you don’t want all of the pieces to get all mixed-up. Store individual puzzles in envelopes, plastic bags, or all those little plastic containers you have been hoarding. The resource also includes labels that you can attach to your choice of storage.
As kids work on their puzzles you can ask them questions about the letters.
- What letters do you see?
- What do you notice about the shape of the letters?
- Are there any duplicate letters?
- What sounds do you hear when I say the name?
They can practice letter formation by finger tracing each letter as they complete a puzzle. They can also attempt to write the letters in a salt tray, in playdough, or on a separate piece of paper
You can work on syllables by asking them to clap their name.
Have fun with the name and create a silly rhyme activity by changing the first letter of the name (Example…. Deena rhymes with Leena and Alex rhymes with Balex)
Complete a Friend’s Puzzle
In addition to working on spelling their own names, kids will enjoy putting their friends’ puzzles together. Does the friend have some of the same letters in his/her name as you have in yours?
The printable puzzles are fun to use for practicing names, but they can be used for additional activities too. Here are a few ideas:
- Fine motor/scissor skills practice– Let kids cut out their own puzzles.
- Glue them down– Kids can glue their pieces onto long strips of paper or sentence strips.
- Bulletin boards – Use these strips to create a name bulletin board.
- Color puzzles – Instead of names print puzzles with the names of colors.
- Word puzzles – Use the document to CVC word puzzles or sight word/hight interest word puzzles.
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Additional Name Puzzles
Here are some additional printable name puzzle ideas for you.