Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Beaded Name Hearts

Beaded name hearts are wonderful for name recognition and learning the sequence of letters in your name!

Today is the first day in the Name Recognition and Writing Series!!  I have been looking forward to this for over two months, and am so happy to get it started!  During the next few weeks, bloggers with young children will be sharing fun tips, ideas, activities, and strategies for helping your preschoolers learn to recognize and write their name!  I am SUPER excited to share it all with you!  These bloggers are passionate about early childhood!  Many of them are very experienced teachers and experts in their field!  Click here to see the current schedule!

Today's activity (Beaded Name Hearts) is a great name activity that also promotes fine motor and reasoning skills.  You will need these

Simple Supplies:

* wooden letter beads
(Ours were provided by Craft Project Ideas)

* pipe cleaners or other fuzzy sticks

Easy How To:

1- Let your children choose a color for their pipe cleaner and find the beads with the letters in their name.  If they can't find their own letters, provide the letters in their name with their name printed on a small piece of paper.

2- Encourage them to "write" their name on the pipe cleaner with the beads.  About half of my kiddos accidentally did it backwards...if this happens, show them how to "read" it and double check if it is correct.  They may need to redo it.  :)

3- When they're done, help them fold it into a heart...or any other shape they like!

Do you have a favorite name-learning activity?  I'd love to share it if you do!!

And be sure to join in the rest of the series here!!

I may share at any of these parties!

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Tarana Khan said...

This is a fun idea! It would make a cute hand made gift too :)