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First Name

Identifying letters in a child's name and listen to ABC (The Alphabet Song) 

Month 1 · Activity 1 · Name Activity

Instructions

  • Together select the letters needed to spell child’s name
  • Spell child’s name on the cookie sheet using the magnetic letters
  • Remove first letter saying name and sound of letter and give to child
  • Have child replace letter in the proper spot saying aloud name and sound of letter
  • Remove second letter saying name and sound of letter and give to child
  • Have child replace letter in the proper spot saying aloud name and sound of letter
  • Repeat until all letters are replaced
  • Mix up all the letters and together place in correct order for child’s name
  • Listen together to the ABC Song (The Alphabet Song) and begin to sing along.  Listen for the letter that begins the child’s first name.

Simplify

Write child's name on a piece of paper so they can use as a guide when selecting each letter

Extend

Instead of taking away just one letter, remove two or three letters at a time for child to place correctly on cookie sheet to spell name correctly

 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

What are the materials you are using in this activity?

If you could choose a different name for yourself what would it be and why?

Materials

  • Language Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Meets State Guidelines