Fun Name Crafts and Activities for Kids

Fun Name Crafts and Activities for Kids

One of the few things children learn in their early years is listening and recognizing their names. Why not make them memorize it, maybe writing also and create some fun activities with your kid. Isn’t that interesting? Yes. Keeping that in mind, we have curated multiple name writing activities for preschoolers.

These crafts and activities will let your child learn their name and imbibe a sense of creativity. It is said that the initial seven years of the child’s brain development are very crucial. Make them a part of something creative that they carry throughout their life. The sooner you start, the more interest the child will develop. That said, let us now learn what all is in store for your kids!

10 Name Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers and Kids

It is fun to teach toddlers their names and spark in their love for alphabets. Once they start finding these activities fun they will want them to be repeated multiple times, which hones their skill. Soon they will ask you to teach their parents names, then friends and so on!

These activities will give them a sense of learning and confidence. And you feel accomplished by your child’s interest and love for learning. Also, their motor skills and hand-eye coordination improves. Above all, you avoid your child’s few hours of screen time. So here are 10 name crafts and activities for your toddler that will benefit them for sure!

1. Tracing Raised Letters

This activity needs a little prep beforehand, but it’s magical and fun for your kid. It works on their multiple senses. It starts with tracing raised alphabets with fingers, and then they get colorful name cut-outs.

What You Will Need

  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • School glue
  • White paper sheet
  • Masking tape
  • Crayons

Instructions

  1. Cut the cardstock sheet in the name size you want.
  2. Take a pencil and write your child’s name on the cardstock.
  3. Trace the name with glue.
  4. Wait till the glue dries completely.
  5. Once this preparation is done, let your child trace the name with index and middle finger together.
  6. Teach those letters as they trace.
  7. Next, stick a white sheet of paper over the name card.
  8. Give the child a crayon and ask to scribble over the paper. His/Her name appears on the white sheet!

2. Paper Plate Caterpillar

This is a quick and easy to create activity at home. This is because most materials required for this activity might already be present in your house. So let us get started!

What You Will Need

  • Paper plates (equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name)
  • Marker
  • Crayons
  • Scissor
  • Large chart paper
  • Black craft paper
  • Painter’s tape

Instructions

  1. Color the back of one paper plate red and rest all green. You can use your child to color as well.
  2. Cut two rectangular strips to make antennae and tape them to the red paper plate.
  3. Write each alphabet of your child’s name on the paper plates beginning with the red one.
  4. Now take the large chart paper and stick it on the floor or table.
  5. Trace the paper plate circles over the chart paper equal to the number of letters in your child’s name. Write down the name alphabets in order in the circles.
  6. Now ask your child to match and stick those paper plates over the chart paper.
  7. Talk about the alphabet while matching them.

3. Name Crayon

This name puzzle will look like a crayon. And probably crayons must be the favorite possession of your child at this age. So why not make your child’s name crayon!

What You Will Need

  • Your child’s favorite color craft sheet
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • White paper
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut squares from the craft sheet of equal size and equal to the number of letters in your child’s name.
  2. Cut a triangle for the crayon tip and a thin rectangular strip for the bottom.
  3. Now write an alphabet of your child’s name on each square cut-out.
  4. Now together, start sticking the crayon from triangle to name squares and then rectangular strip on a white sheet of paper. Your crayon is ready!

4. Clothesline Names

This engrossing name crafts for children lets your child learn with loads of fun. It also incorporates fine motor skills.

What You Will Need

  • Small empty containers with lid – 2
  • 2 dowels
  • String or yarn
  • Envelope
  • Mini clothespins
  • Craft sheet preferably of different colors
  • Scissors
  • Plaster of Paris (POP)
  • Hot glue
  • Black marker

Instructions

  1. Write each alphabet of your child’s name on a long-rectangular strip cut-out of the craft sheet.
  2. Place these cut-outs in an envelope and write the name of the child on the envelope as well.
  3. Now make a small X-type cut on the container lids. Put POP inside the containers.
  4. Push the dowels inside and leave the containers to dry.
  5. Now tie the string on the top ends of dowels and fix it with glue.
  6. Next, ask your child to open the envelope and start hanging the letters of his/her name in the correct order. And it’s done!

5. Name Rocks

After learning about so many name activities for kindergarten kids, another one is lined up for you. As the name suggests, we will be doing some rock painting and name assembly here. The materials required for this activity must already be present in your house. Also, the painted rocks can even be used as decoration in your child’s room. Let us know more about it!

What You Will Need

  • Flat rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Black marker or black paint

Instructions

  1. Collect small flat rocks equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name.
  2. Paint the rocks with the same or different colors as you like.
  3. Next, write each name-alphabet on each piece.
  4. Ask your child to arrange in the name order. While arranging, talk about the particular alphabet.

6. Flower-Themed Name Activity

This simple yet beautiful activity will reinvent the way your child learns. The child will love to see pretty paper-cut flowers decorated with their name on them. This cute activity does not require you to spend ample time preparing, and the material required must already be at your home. So without much adieu, let’s start!

What You Will Need

  • Paper cups (equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name)
  • Colored cardstock
  • Soil
  • Scissors
  • Craft sticks
  • Black marker

Instructions

  1. Cut different color flowers from cardstocks equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name.
  2. Write each letter on each prepared flower and stick the craft sticks to it.
  3. Fill paper cups with soil and write each name-alphabet on the paper cups too.
  4. Now ask your child to put corresponding flowers in the correct name pot, and your cute flower pots are ready!

7. Name Blocks

Has your child stopped playing with the building blocks? Do you want the blocks to be put to use again? We have a superb idea that will utilize the blocks and let your child learn his/her name. Also, you don’t need much preparation to build up this activity for your child. Read along to know more!

What You Will Need

  • Building blocks: Any size and equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name.
  • Craft sheets
  • Black marker
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. Cut square paper pieces from the craft sheet equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name.
  2. Stick the paper-squares on the side of the block.
  3. Ask your child to join the blocks from left to right in the name order. Talk about the alphabet while you join.
  4. Do not worry if the child joins from bottom to top. Eventually, the child will learn that way too!

8. Train Name

Every child gets fascinated with some means of transport, whether air, water, or land. Why not use some medium of transport to make them learn their name. We will be using a train for the same. You can go ahead and use an airplane as well.

What You Will Need

  • Craft sheets
  • Black marker
  • White chart paper
  • Glue
  • Scissor

Instructions

  1. Cut an engine for your train (the way you like) from any color craft sheet.
  2. Cut different color square sheets equal to the number of alphabets in your child’s name.
  3. Now cut two wheels for each square cut and two for the engine.
  4. Now let us start sticking the train on the white chart paper.
  5. First, stick the engine and its two wheels.
  6. Next, ask your child to paste the first letter of their name square along with two wheels and so on.
  7. The final product will make the child really happy and learn the spelling easily!

9. Pinned Name

Now let us integrate your child’s small toy cars to use. This activity brushes your child’s fine motor skills, makes them play, and teaches their name simultaneously. Get, set, and go!

What You Will Need

  • White chart paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Black paint
  • White sketch pen or marker
  • Few toy cars

Instructions

  1. Take white chart paper and write your child’s name very thick so that the alphabets can be used as roads.
  2. When the paint dries, use a white marker in the middle of each alphabet to create road like effect.
  3. Now ask your kid to start tracing the alphabets in order using the toy car.
  4. Talk about each alphabet while driving over it.

10. Apple Name Puzzle

Till now, we have shared so many name crafts for toddlers. Now let us look at a puzzle that teaches the name spelling too! Isn’t it exciting? Let us start!

What You Will Need

  • Red cardstock
  • Green cardstock
  • Black marker

Instructions

  1. Draw an apple on the red cardstock.
  2. Now cut it out.
  3. Next, write your child’s name on the apple cut-out with each letter a little-little far apart.
  4. Now draw lines in between alphabets and cut along. You will have roughly rectangular strips of alphabets with you now.
  5. Now ask your child to re-create the apple by keeping a keen eye on the alphabet written over it. Let them know they are steadily learning their name as the puzzle completes. Talk about the particular alphabet.

Hoping the name crafts for children shared by us helps the teaching name easier for your child. We have tried and included the most fun activities that work on all developmental skills of your child. Make learning fun!

Also Read:

Bible Crafts & Activities for Children
Apple Crafts & Activities for Children
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