Use these custom name writing activity books filled with a variety of activities to help your kids learn name recognition, letter recognition, and learn to write their names.
Why Are Name Activities Motivating?
A child’s name is the most important word in their life. Learning to recognize, and spell their names is an engaging way to begin learning about the features of print and early literacy concepts.
These name activity books include a variety of name activities ideas to help kids learn to recognize their names, recognize the letters in their name, and work on writing their names. The books are available in my store.
Easy to Customize Name Books
I know that you don’t have a lot of extra time to make editable activities for your kids, so I make sure to make sure that these name books are easy to customize. You don’t have to install any new fonts on your computer, but you do need to use the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To customize your little books all you have to do is type your kids’ names and the individual letters of their names into the class list for at the beginning of the resource. When you do this, all of the names will be automatically added to the different pages throughout the document.
There are many page options that you can choose from. You can use the print planner pages to help you determine which pages to print. Create a book with a variety of pages or create a simple book with duplicate pages.
Easy to Assemble
Again, because you don’t have a lot of time, I make the books very easy to assemble. You can prepare books for an entire class in no time.
The books print 4 per page and can be easily assembled. After printing, stack one set of pages neatly into a pile.
Next, place two staples on the left side of each book as shown in the picture below.
Finally, you can cut the books apart on the dotted lines to create four individual books.
Customize Your Name Books with Many Page Options
There are many pages that you can use to customize your own name activities for preschool. Select the pages that meet your needs to create your customized books. Here are the page options that are included in the resource.
Kids can work on name recognition and naming the letters in their names as they color each of the title pages. Can they find their book when it is in a pile with other books? What makes their name look different? Help kids find some special things about their names.
Beginning Letter Page:
The most important letter of their most important word is the first letter of a child’s name.
Kids can name the first letter in their name, finger trace the large letter, color the large bubble letter, and identify or circle the letter in their name.
Name the Letters Page:
On this page, the letters print with a dot below them. Kids can focus on learning each individual letter and begin to learn how to spell their name as they touch each dot on this page.
Name Tracing -Dotted:
If your kids are ready to learn to write their names, the document includes three sets of name tracing pages. On the first, kids can trace the dotted letters of their name. You can use a marker to make a small colored dot on the starting point to help beginners with proper letter formation.
Name Tracing – Dotted with Lines:
Another tracing page includes lines to help kids learn the proper height and formation of each letter. This page also help kids see that some letters are tall and some are short. Do any of the letters have tails, hooks, or dots?
Name Tracing – Over the Solid Line:
I think that it’s difficult to see letters that are traced over dotted lines. If you like a cleaner looking tracing method, try this page. Kids can trace the letters in their names by writing over thick gray letters. Again, you can use a marker to make a small colored dot on the starting point to help beginners.
Rainbow Writing Page:
Kids will enjoy tracing the bubble letters with one color of crayon and then tracing over that color with additional crayons. Want to make this activity more playful? Make a color die from a small square cube to help kids determine which colors to use as they trace.
Write in the Letter Boxes Page:
Here is another page that will help kids with letter recognition. They can see that some letters are tall, some are short, and some have tails as they write each letter of their name in the boxes.
Name Writing Page:
In this blank box, kids can print their name.
Make a Name Page:
On this page, kids can glue letter squares (from the next page) to make their names. They can also use stickers or stamps to make their names on this page.
This final page includes letter squares that kids can glue to the previous page. Kids can cut the squares out on their own or you can cut them out in advance, place them in a plastic bag, and attach it to the book.
You can certainly make amazing custom books with the resource, but there are other ways that you can use it. Print the same name onto 4 tracing pages. Use it as a sign-in sheet when your kids arrive every morning. Place them in a binder and you will have a record of how your kids have progressed.
Individual Pages for Name Activities
Instead of binding the activity pages into books, you can use them for individual activities in your learning centers. Laminate tracing pages so kids can use them over and over again or prep letter squares to create a name puzzle activity.
Purchase The Name Activity Books
Get started creating custom name writing activities for your kids. Visit my store to purchase the Name Activity Books today.
The name books can also be purchased as part of the money-saving Name Activity Bundle.
Additional Name Activities
Are you looking for additional name practice activities for your preschoolers? Check out these ideas.