Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Names, Names, Names!

Today's idea is simply to write your child's name on a piece of paper and use it for all kinds of easy name activities.  We laminated ours, so we could use the same paper over and over again (if you missed my post, it's not too late to check out the great laminator deal at Amazon)!

You need:
Paper
Markers
Dry erase markers
Playdough
Straws 
1.  Write your child's name on a sheet of paper.  Laminate, if possible.

2.  Cut straws into pieces of varying lenth.  Trace the name in straws!

3.  Roll out playdough snakes (easy recipe here) and trace the name.

4.  Trace the name with several colors of dry erase markers.

What are your ideas?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Terra said...

Wonderful idea! I still need to get that laminating machine before the deal ends.

July 14, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Jackie H. said...

I love that idea. I never thought to laminate. I guess contact paper would work too?
I used playdough in a different way to practice the letters in my son's name. We made a name puzzle. http://readysetread2me.blogspot.com/2010/07/ilove-letters-diy-name-puzzle.html

July 14, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Chickpea said...

Make a picture out of every letter in the name, from the sound of that letter. For example, the "M" could be drawn on to look like a Mountain with snow on top of the peaks in the M. The "O" could have eight legs and be an Octopus.

January 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Chickpea said...

You could make a picture out of each letter in the word from the sound the letter makes. For example, the "M" could be drawn on to look like mountains, with snow on top of the peaks in the M. The "O" could turn into an octopus with eight legs drawn on the "o" body.

January 31, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

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