Most of the time Matthew loves to work on writing his name. I say most of the time because he is a boy and boys don’t always want to sit down and work with pencil and paper. This is one of the great benefits of homeschooling- I lead my day based on the needs of each child.
Name practice for preschoolers is fun. I enjoy sharing these themed printables for our little ones to use and work on handwriting skills.
Today I am going to share with you a three page printable that is perfect for practicing writing their names, create a story or just being creative. This packet really is versatile with many possibilities for learning.
You Will Need:
- name practice for preschoolers Easter printable.
- cardstock or printer paper
- dry erase marker, optional
- reusable dry erase pocket , optional
- craft tray, optional
Matthew loves when I give him school work on a craft tray. I think it gets him in the mood for learning and all of his things are all together in one place.
Print out the three page printable set. I like to use cardstock, but print it on regular white printer paper if you want.
I take a bright colored highlighter and write his name neatly on one line of the printable.
Matthew uses the pencil to trace over it.
Repeat on other lines working together to spell his name.
Say the letters aloud as each of your write them.
The purpose of this is to increase motor skills with pencil holding and writing, as well as improve writing skills and learn the order of the letters in the child’s name.
Matthew’s handwriting is not perfect, but I firmly believe in letting them lead the way. His writing skills will develop and grow as we work on this more and as he matures.
Like I said before, there are three pages to this printable.
The first page has bunnies.
The second page has Easter eggs and a basket.
The last page celebrates Spring.
Another activity you can do when working on name practice for preschoolers is to incorporate reusable dry erase pockets. I love these for two reasons.
First, it keeps learning fun. My boys love to use markers and alternatives to just paper and pencil.
Second, I love that this allows us to recycle. We can reuse this paper over and over again using the paper sleeve. Just write, erase and create again.
I use the same method where I use a highlighter to write his name for him and then let him use the dry erase marker to trace over it.
We say the letters aloud as we go along, reinforcing how to spell his name.
Get creative and have fun learning.
This preschool season is so short. Enjoy each and every day and never make learning a chore for you or your preschooler.