Name Kits for Preschool and Kindergarten - simple but meaningful way for teaching young children about their names and other early literacy concepts:
Name Kits for Preschool and Kindergarten - simple but meaningful way for teaching young children about their names and other early literacy concepts
Books about Names is a fun book list for back to school or a learning your name unit!
rainbow names craft in an ESL classroom
beginning of the year name book
Reading Begins with the Child's Name: RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach
LOVE this!! Beginning of School Environmental Print / Poem / Pocket Chart Activity, via Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.
Name sort activity - by letter. I might do this with the letter of the week. I'll pick out the names that have that letter in them, write them on chart paper, and then have the kids help me find the letter.
Even more fun, make a class book, with each student getting a page. The words would be in a speech bubble, "I am----", or "My name is---and I like---". Kids who are ready for more complex sentences could interview kids and write the results.
Initial Letter Name Activity and Bulletin Board – Prek – K
Mrs. Wood's Kindergarten Class: back to school
Beginning of the Year Kindergarten Activity
Freebie Name Venn Diagram template to use at the beginning of the year, or anytime!
This worked well as a daily sign-in procedure. Children found their name puzzle and spelled their name at the beginning of each day. They loved it!
Emergent Literacy - give child a page with the beginning letter of his name - have him draw a picture of something that starts with the same letter
Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten: Name Cheers!
The kids rainbow write their classmates names. They trace over each name 5 times. The teacher has a free download of the master on her blog.
Measurement: The kids write their names, one letter to a square. And put the names in order from shortest to longest (or longest to shortest!) We talk about how the squares on the paper helped us keep our letters the same size and why that's important.
Getting to know you chart for beginning of year. Can also have name, picture match as a station.
15+ Name Activities for Preschoolers from Fun-A-Day! Fun, engaging, meaningful ways for preschoolers, as well as kindergartners, to learn their names!
Online version of Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Run Time: 8min 33sec. Wonderful book to build a positive classroom community!
All About Me Unit!