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.
These name activity mats from my store provide multi-sensory 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.
Easy to Edit
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.
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.
The top-right section of the name mat has an opportunity for kids to trace their names. Provide a dry erase marker or crayon for them to use.
Cover, Trace, or Rainbow Write a Name
In the center section of the mats, names are printed with a large open font. There are many ways that you can use this section.
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 the name.
- Kids can cover the letters with small items such as beans, buttons, or beads.
Name Puzzle & More
The final section of the name activity mat is blank. Letter squares, which are part of the editable document, can be printed and used in this space. Kids will enjoy spelling their names with the letter squares.
There are also many different ways that you can use this space on the name activity mat.
- Kids can write their name 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.
Black & White Ink-Saving Option
In addition to the full-color options, the name activity mats document includes a black and white option. These look awesome when printed on brightly colored paper!
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.