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Easy DIY Name Recognition Activity for Preschoolers

March 31, 2021 1 Comment

Name Recognition Activity for Preschoolers

DIY Name Recognition Activity Board
DIY Name Recognition Activity Board for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Help your toddler and preschooler with name recognition by creating this DIY name building board!

Alright friends, this is one activity I cannot wait to share with you! I have been trying to think of activity ideas that we can continue to do over and over again that will help prep Little Miss for her “official” start to preschool.  This DIY name recognition board came about with just a few household items on a Saturday morning.

I have been seeing the cardboard activity trend for so long and honestly who doesn’t have a huge stash of boxes taking up space in their garage currently?!  So, I knew I needed to jump on the chance to use a recycled seltzer can box to create this DIY name building board.

I am a huge advocate of hands-on activities and this name recognition board is no exception. When a child is learning their name there are so many complicated steps that go into it. I wanted this board to give Little Miss multiple opportunities to recognize the letters in her name, build it, and then finally trace it.

DIY Name Building Board for Toddlers
Create a diy name recognition board out of cardboard and household items.

This one name recognition activity is hands-on, tactile, and reusable.

There are three parts to this name building board to expose her to her name as much as possible. The activities included in this name recognition board are:

  1. Match it-match the post-it’s to the letters on the board
  2. Build it- build the name with magnets, letter stamps, letter sticks, etc.
  3.  Trace it- I cut and glued parts of Ziploc bags to create the reusable write and wipe part that I put over her name in sharpie marker. If you have packing tape that would probably work better!

That is all you need to do to create this diy name recognition activity!

The materials you need are:
-sharpie marker
-post it’s
-plastic bag or packing tape
-letter magnets

DIY Name Recognition Activity for Preschoolers
Create a DIY name recognition activity for preschoolers using cardboard and household items.


Now you have yourself a hands-on way for your little one to continuously practice their name and build that simple recognition.

Will you make your own diy name board?

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1 Comment

  • Lyla Styiens April 9, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Thanks Jayme for the wonderful DIY name recognition projects! Super helpful!

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    Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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