Teach the alphabet to preschoolers by starting with name recognition using these hands-on preschool name activities that are perfect any time of year.
When introducing the alphabet to preschoolers I always prefer to start with engaging preschool name activities. It’s an easy way to help kids personally connect with their learning. Plus their name is one of the most important words kids will need to learn to read and write for years to come. Kids will love the hands on experience with letters, and will have even more fun making and playing with their own name using these creative name activities for preschoolers. Learning letters and reading has never been more fun!
In this collection I’m sharing nonseasonal name activities that can be used any time of year. Use them as kids begin to show readiness for learning letters. Then sprinkle in some of our seasonal name activities throughout the year for additional practice.
So far we already have a spring name activities collection, and soon we’ll be creating the collections for summer, fall, and winter.
Preschool Name Activities
All you need is two simple materials for this fun Bubble Wrap Name Activity, and kids get excellent fine motor practice as they pop pop pop their way to learning to spell their name.
This fun Name Hop Gross Motor Name Activity is a great way for your little ones to practice their names as they hop from letter to letter!
Add in a bit of science with this Name Recognition Scramble. Kids will experiment with gravity as they sail the letters of their name down the slide. Then put them back in order to spell their name.
This fun Magnetic Rainbow Name Busy Box activity is a great mess-free way for your child to practice spelling their name! Set it up in its own box for individualized center time, take it on the go.
You only need a few materials to make this Scratch and Sniff Names 5 Senses Activity for Preschoolers. Kids love the result!
This fun Pick-Up Sticks Name Game includes a few variations to help kids learn to spell their name.
This Building Names Activity is such a fun way to use post-its and create name puzzles for your little ones!
Get creative and use this fun Hidden Name Art Preschool Name Activity and sensory bin for some art fun in the classroom.
With this Pool Noodle Name Recognition Activity your kids can not only learn letter recognition but also get fine motor practice too!
This Ping Pong Push Name Recognition Activity will help teach your kids to learn and recognize their name. Kids love pushing the ping pong balls through the holes.
Looking for a fun way to help your kids practice their name daily? You’ll love these name bag activities for preschoolers.
Help your kids learn to build and recognize letters with this Mega Blok Names activity.
Seasonal Name Activities
Click the links below to see inspiration for seasonal name activities.