Make Custom Printable Name Puzzles for the Whole Year

Use these fun printable name puzzles for motivating and meaningful literacy activities for the entire year.

Why are Name Activities Important?

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

It’s no secret that preschool kids love themselves and they find any activity involving THEIR names to be extremely fun and motivating.

On the practical side, when kids learn to recognize their name, they can identify their cubby or their shelf on the drying rack.  But most importantly, the skills of name recognition and name spelling are foundational literacy skills that will help kids understand how letters and sounds work.

What Can I Teach with Name Puzzles?

Every day I hear from excited teachers and parents who use my printable name puzzles.  They tell me that kids LOVE using them.  That’s why I love creating name puzzles.  I’m excited to tell you about my new bundle of 11 name puzzles for preschoolers.  You can use them all year long for fun and meaningful literacy activities!

Name Recognition

You can use name puzzles to help kids learn to identify their names.  The name puzzles include printable labels so that you can prep the puzzles and store them in a labeled envelope or plastic bag.  As kids begin to recognize their names, they can select their puzzle envelope.  I like to encourage them to first look at the first letter of each name to find the correct one.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Soon, they will also begin to identify their classmates’ names.

Name Building

Let your kids use the label as a model so that they can practice constructing their names.  With practice, they will learn to construct their names without a model.  eventually, kids can begin to use the puzzles as a guide when they are ready to write their names.

Letter Recognition

As kids assemble their puzzles, talk about the letters that go together to create their names.  They can even use their finger to trace the letters to help them remember their shapes.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Here are some questions you can ask?

  • Which letter is first?
  • What letter is at the end?
  • How many letters make your name?
  • Does your friend have any of the same letters?
  • Can you find this letter somewhere else in the room?
  • Do any of the letters have tails? curves? diagonal lines?

Beginning Sounds

Encourage kids to listen for the beginning sound as you say their name.  Do any of their friends’ names have the same beginning sound?  Can you think of other words that start with that same sound?

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Syllables

After a child completes his or her puzzle, you can make it into a syllable activity.  Say their name and clap out the syllables.  For example, DeShawn has 2 claps and Alexander has 4 claps.

Rhymes

You can make a fun rhyming activity with the name puzzles.  Substitute the first letter in a name with another letter to create a new, rhyming name.  Be aware that this doesn’t work well with names that start with vowels and remember that some names could create questionable rhymes so think about this in advance.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Make 11 Different Name Puzzles

The Name Puzzle Bundle in my store includes 11 themes.

The name puzzles can be easily customized with your kids’ names.  It’s like having 11 different name puzzle generators.

You can also purchase the bundles individually.

Crayon Name Puzzles

Crayon name puzzles are perfect for the beginning of the school year.  The complete puzzles are large and also work well on a bulletin board or as hallway or door decor.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

School Bus Name Puzzles

The school bus name puzzles can be used for name activities at the beginning of the school year or at the end of the year to get kids excited about riding the kindergarten school bus.  They are also fun to use for a transportation theme or community helper theme.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Pumpkin Patch Name Puzzles

These sweet pumpkin name puzzles are perfect for October and your pumpkin or Halloween theme.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Turkey Name Puzzles

Use these turkey theme puzzles for name activities with a Thanksgiving twist.  You can also use this set to make some fun color matching activities by printing blank turkeys in different colors.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Snowman Name Puzzles

Snowman name puzzles make fun literacy activities that are a perfect addition to your snowman, winter, and holiday themes

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Celebration Banner Name Puzzles

Use the celebration banner name puzzles to ring in the New Year or to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Heart Name Puzzle

These heart banner name puzzles will be a fun addition to your Valentine’s Day theme.  Place a puzzle in a special envelope to create a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Caterpillar Name Puzzles

Are you looking for additional activities for your bug and insect theme?  Try these cute caterpillar name activities.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Dog Name Puzzles

The dachshund name puzzles are one of my favorite designs.  Kids love to see their dog grow in length as create their name.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Train Name puzzles

The train name puzzles work well as a transportation theme activity, but you can also use them for a fun Polar Express activity.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Ice Cream Name puzzles

Ice cream name puzzles work perfectly as an end of the school year or summer-themed activity.  My son thinks that ice cream is the perfect year-round treat, so don’t feel like you have to use this name activity during warm weather months.

Use these 11 different printable name puzzles with your preschoolers for name and literacy activities. Find ideas for the whole year! Perfect for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, or at-home learning or homeschool. Teach your kids to spell their names, construct their names, and the beginning steps to writing their names with these hands-on activities. Make learning fun in fall, winter, spring, & fall with themes from pumpkin, Thanksgiving, caterpillar, snowman, and many more!

Purchase the Name Puzzle Bundle

Are you ready to make custom printable name puzzles for your kids?  Stop by the store and purchase the bundle today.

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