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First Name

Using paper plates for a name puzzle

Month 4 · Activity 1 ·   Name Activity  


  • You will need two paper plates
  • On the first plate write the child’s name using uppercase print for the first letter and lower case print for remaining letters.  Repeat name on the second plate.
  • Cut one plate into 3 to 6 jigsaw type pieces. Can draw puzzle lines on the plate's back for the child to use as a guide
  • Let the child put puzzle pieces together to spell his name using the uncut paper plate as a guide


Let an adult cut one of the paper plates into jigsaw pieces.  A child can place cut puzzle pieces on top of the first paper plate to match his name.


If the child doesn't need the second name paper plate as a guide, cut that plate into a different jigsaw piece name puzzle with more pieces.  Use with spelling words for an older child.


You are outside for a whole day: what would you do?

What are your Dad/Mom/Grandma/Grandpa's first and last names?


  • 2 white paper plates
  • marker
  • scissor
  • Language Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills