This is What You Need to Make Name Practice Motivating: Name Activity Mats

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. You will love these multi-sensory name activities.


Multi-Sensory Name Practice

These name activity mats from my store provide so many ways to work on name recognition and name writing skills.  The editable mats are divided into 4 different sections which will give your kids many ways to work on name practice.  Let me show you how you can use them.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

Editable

Before using the name activity mats, you will need to customize them with your kids’ names.   The name activity mat PDF document is very easy to edit.  You will not need to download any new fonts onto your computer.  But, you will need to use the most recent version of Adobe Acrablot Reader to edit the document.

The document includes a class list form where you can type all of your kids’ names.  You will need to type the names and then type each individual letter of each name.

When you add names to the class list form, they will be automatically added to the name mats on the document.  A print planner page is included so that you can easily see which pages you need to print.

Two Versions

There are two versions of the name activity mats that you can use.  On one version, you can attach a photograph to the upper-left corner.  On the other version, the first letter of a child’s name is featured in the upper-left corner.

If you choose to use the photo version, you will need to add digital photos of your kids to a photo grid document.  The photo grid is provided in both a Word document and a Google Docs.

Using the grid helps you print the square photos at the perfect size to fit on the mats.  After printing the photos, you can cut them out and attach them to the square.

Now the name activity mats are all ready to laminate and use.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

Name Writing Practice

The top-right section of the name mat has an opportunity for kids to practice handwriting as they trace their names.   Provide a dry erase marker or crayon for them to use.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

Cover, Trace, or Rainbow Write a Name

In the center section of the mats, names are printed with large bubble letters.  There are many name activities that you do do with this section of the mat.

Here are some ideas:

  • Form the letters with playdough.
  • Kids can use their index finger to finger-trace the name.
  • Provide multiple colors of markers or crayons so that kids can rainbow write their name.
  • Kids can cover the letters with small items such as beans, buttons, or beads or mini erasers.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

Name Puzzle & More

The final section of the name activity mat is blank and provides an opportunity for kids to learn to construct or spell their names.

Kinds can use printable letter squares, which are part of the editable document, in this space.  There are also many different ways that you can use this space on the name activity mat.

  • Kids can write their names in this space.
  • They can use magnetic letters, or letter beads to spell the name.
  • Use letter stamps to stamp the name.
  • They can stamp their name into a glob of playdough or sensory sand.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

Make a Worksheet

In addition to the full-color options, the name activity mats document includes a black and white ink-saving option.  These look awesome when printed on brightly colored paper or you can use them to create an instant home worksheet.

There are so many ways that your kids can work on name practice with these editable name activity mats. Perfect for early childhood, preschool, and pre-k classroom, this is a fun way to work on name recognition, the alphabet, letter sounds, spelling their names, handwriting practice, fine motor skills...etc.. You can even include pictures. Use for back to school, the beginning of the school year, an all about me theme unit or lesson plans. #preschool #nameactivities #backtoschool

What are Teachers Saying About This Resource?

I know that your kids are going to enjoy using these name activity mats.  Here are some things that teachers just like you are saying about them.

“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Easy way to individualize for each student and they really enjoy using their name mats. It helped many with learning their names this year. Thank You so much!” – Heather L.

“Thank you! These are so easy to edit and print, I can’t thank you enough! I have purchased dozens of other similar and just had to give up because it was too complicated. This is a life saver! Just what I needed and quick and easy to edit for my needs. Thank you!” – Kathryn D.

“Awesome that it copies the name throughout the document! Absolute time saver and my kids loved using it when they finished their work.” – Tahni R.

“This has been such a helpful product for my PreK class! The kids love it using it, and it was super easy to put together on my part!” – Andrea H.

Purchase Today

The Name Activity Mats are available in the store.  You can purchase the resource individually or part of the Name Activity Bundle.  Click on the images below to check them out.

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Additional Name Activities

Are you looking for additional name practice activities for your preschoolers?  Check out these ideas.

[one-half-first]Name BooksUse these custom name writing activity books to help your kids learn name recognition, letter recognition, and learn to write their names with a variety of activities. A child's name is the most important word in their life....and you can use it as an engaging way to teach concepts of print and early literacy. These books are easy to edit or customize and are easy to assemble. Perfect for your preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classroom literacy centers. Use for back to school or year round[/one-half-first] [one-half]Crayon Name PuzzlesUse these fun editable crayon name puzzles to work on name recognition and a variety of literacy activities with your kids. Your class will love these personalized printable puzzles. Use them in your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten class to work on name recognition, alphabet knowledge, letter recognition and learning a variety of pre-literacy skills. Perfect for your literacy centers. #preschool #nameactivities #alphabetactivities[/one-half] [one-half-first]Name Activities for PreschoolersCheck out these fun name activity ideas that you can use in the preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. Kids love themselves and they love their name. That's why using name activities is a super way to help kids learn about early literacy concepts in a meaningful way. Perfect for your literacy centers, this article has tons of ideas from free printables to circle time ideas. Young children can work on learning and spelling their name while learning letter sounds. #nameactivities[/one-half-first] [one-half]Name Cards for your Word WallUse this free template to make name cards for your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten word wall. The free printables are great for your writing center, circle time activities, literacy centers. Great for name spelling, name recognition and name writing, and phonemic awareness activities when teaching in an early childhood classroom. Use the fun name cards in pocket charts, on bulletin boards too. Children will especially love that they can see their pictures and names on your word wall.[/one-half]

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