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Name Board – Basic Letter Recognition Activity

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

Name Board is a simple, fun, and creative way of practicing letters and teaching your toddlers how to write their name!




What you’ll need:

  • White kraft/butcher paper

  • Post-it notes

  • Thick sharpie marker

  • Tape


5 Easy Steps:

  • Roll out a piece of the kraft paper and write your child’s full name (not a nickname) on it.

  • Then, roll out a large piece of the kraft paper and write down your child’s name a number of times, while leaving a letter or two out each time.

  • Make sure to leave enough space for a Post-it wherever you leave a letter out.

  • Try leaving out more and more letters – progressively making the activity more challenging.

  • On the Post-its, write down the missing letters and tape on the wall.

Now let's play -

  • Sit with your children and go over the letters in their name and the different sounds they each make.

  • Instruct them to complete all the names, just like the example above!


Pro Tips!

  • Making a fun song to emphasize each syllable of the name can make it easier for your child to remember.

  • This teaching technique is totally adjustable and versatile – you can try teaching your child any word with it - animal names, colors, and more. You can also adjust it to different developmental levels.


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