Name recognition and writing are one of the first things kindergarten teachers must teach their new students. Do you need new and engaging activities to teach this very important skill? Here are four fun, engaging, and purposeful name activities & their videos from TikTok to teach your new incoming little learners.
Seasoned kindergarten teachers know and understand that most new kindergarten students do not know how to recognize, spell, or write their own name. However, there are many multi-purposeful activities to teach these skills.
Pool Noodle and Popsicle Stick Name Activity
Here is one of my new favorites.
Supplies are inexpensive and easy to obtain.
This is a multi-purposeful activity that can also be used with letters in a literacy station or numbers in a math station. What other activities can be explored with this project?
Cut the 12×18 paper in half. Write the names on the paper making sure the letters are spaced apart. Give your students paper scraps to tear. Lastly, have them glue the paper on the letters. Voila!!! An artsy name mosaic that is both meaningful, fun and helps hone fine motor skills.
Build Your Name Activity
This is a *FREEBIE** activity that combines name practice along with math. Watch the video then click below to download your free resource.
Editable Playdough Name Mats
This activity is a must-have for all kindergarten classrooms. Not only is it fun, engaging, and multi-purposeful it also hones fine motor skills. Your students will love this hands-on activity while learning to recognize and spell their own names.
Check out blog post “The Best Name Activities for Kindergarten” for more ideas.