11+ Ways to Practice Name Recognition with your Preschooler

11+ Ways to Practice Name Recognition with your Preschooler

Inside: Preschool Name Matching Games and Activities. 

Name activities are currently our jam. Especially with my 2.5-year-old.

It began with "What are these numbers mom?" to now, "Look! Here's my number.  H!" Progress. - No, it is not a number, but the interest is there and he is beginning to identify and recognize letter names! 

Slow and steady you will always see progress when your preschooler shows interest

Find your name. 

Match your name.

Where is your name? 

All super important fundamentals of preschool education. This is also a  simple way you can practice at home AND have some time to get breakfast going. 

Preschool Name Activities

WHY IS NAME RECOGNITION IMPORTANT?

By Kindergarten, children will begin to be asked to recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

Children will also begin to be asked to recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

So let's get started! 

  • Tape down a large piece of paper
  • Write different family names throughout the paper. 
  • Write the same names on notecards or here I used sentence strips (listed below). 

Here's What You'll Need:

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Let's Play our Preschool Name Game! 

Allow your preschooler to shuffle through the basket of names to find their match. 

Once this is mastered, try adding mom and dad! 

preschool name activities

Want More Preschool Name Activities?

Of course, you do!  Here are 11 more of my favorites! 

Breakfast Invitation Names - Days with Grey 

Sticker Names - Busy Toddler 

Name Recognition with Movement - Munchkins and Moms 

Hot Glue Name Recognition - Stay at Home Educator 

Family Name Cards - Days with Grey 

DIY Name Cards - The Mama Workshop

Sticker Name Sort - Busy Toddler 

Name Recognition Soup - Munchkins and Moms 

DIY Name Construction - Days with Grey

Button Name Recognition - Stay at Home Educator

Scholastic has some tips on where to begin!

10+ best name games for preschoolers

How do we keep track of our preschool ideas? 

We use our Alphabet Activity Cards. 

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