Every year I try to think of creative ways to display the childrens names so the children in my class can learn to identify their name and begin to write their name. I always have name cards available but I like to incorporate their names into every area of the classroom in as many ways as possible. It is amazing how quickly they learn their own names, their friends names and identify the letters that make up the various names.
1. PIPE CLEANER PEOPLE WITH NAME BEADS
These are my favourites!! They can be used anywhere and stimulate so many play scenarios.
I have a big basket of these that are currently in the writing area but I have put them in the block area and on the discovery table with some branches and pegs.
This is a good fine motor and letter recognition activity.
4.POP STICK CANDLE NAMES
A very quick and inexpensive idea for the playdough table.
These are great for the water trolley and sand tray.
6.MAP WITH NAME HOUSES
This was a lot of messy fun!!! The children drove the cars in paint and drove their car around the map and tried to find their house. They also started reading their friends names and had great fun visiting their friends and parking at each other's houses.
7.GINGERBREAD PEOPLE WITH PHOTO FACES AND LABLES
The gingerbread children are spread out on a table on arrival and they try to find their name tag and put it on their body. They are very cute- sorry I can't show you their faces.
8.BEAN BAGS WITH NAMES
These can be used both inside and outside in so many ways.
9.WOODEN PEOPLE WITH NAMES
Once again, these are very versatile and are great in the sand, blocks, playdough and drawing area. These need a bit of decoration by the children.
10. SHELL NAMES
I have used these mainly on the wonder table and in the water trolley.