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 First Name

Playing game "I Spy" to identify letters in name

Month 2 · Activity 1 ·   Name Activity  

Instructions

  • Write each letter of child’s name on a different index card
  • For example with name Elissa use 6 cards E - l - i - s - s - a 
  • Play I SPY
  • Mix up the cards with letters right side up and say,  “I spy with my little eye the letter  "i”
  • Let child “spy” and find the letter “i” and pick up the card to place in front of him
  • Next the adult says, “I spy with my little eye the letter “a”
  • Let child “spy” and find the letter “a” and pick up the card and place in front of him also
  • Continue until all letters in child’s name are chosen
  • Guide child to place the letters in the correct order for their name
  • Variations:  

   I spy the first letter of your name

   I spy the last letter of your name

   I spy the letter that makes the “s” sound

   I spy a letter that makes the first sound in the word “lion”, etc.

Simplify

Write child's name on paper as a guide and place the index card letters on top of the letters in child's name on the paper as they "spy" each letter 

Extend

Use other family names, ( grandma, dad, etc.) street name, city name, teacher’s name, etc.  Use last name of child after you have played using their first name. Use for spelling words with older children

Materials

  • index cards
  • pencil
  • Language Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills