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Teaching a child to write can be challenging all by itself. But you’d be surprised to find that most schools expect children to come into kindergarten already knowing how to write both their first and last name!

If your child is just getting started with name writing then don’t worry! These Name Writing activities for preschoolers are so much fun that you’re child will know how to read and write their own name in no time!

Name Writing Activities for Preschoolers

Popcorn Name Activity

This is an editable freebie that will allow your preschooler to work on reading and identifying their name, spelling their name, and even writing their name if they are up for the challenge. Check out Sandbox Academy to get the printable and more ideas about how to use it!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Tree

Preschool Name Activity inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Here is a fun name activity for your preschooler inspired by the children’s book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!  It is also a great way to build fine motor skills.  Get the full details and ideas for use at School Time Snippets


This hidden name recognition art activity gets kids excited about discovering their names by incorporating literacy, art, and the senses! Check out the directions and other ideas at Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Preschool Dog Name Activity

preschool name activity free printable

These dog puzzles are editable with Adobe Reader so you can simply enter your child’s name and begin learning right away. Check out Simple Everyday Mom for the printable!


easy activity for toddlers to practice letters of their name

This is a fun and creative and sensory-specific way of helping your child learn their name. Not to mention it will promote both fine and gross motor development! What could be better? Check out The Crazy Outdoor Mama for more info.

Salt Tray Name Practice

This simple salt tray name activity for preschoolers is not only easy simple but it’s great for actual HANDWRITING practice for your preschooler. It also adds a sensory and fine motor component for doubling up on development! Check out Early Learning Source for more info.

Duplo Block Name Recognition

Handwriting activity for preschools to understand about letters structure #handwritting #preschooler

This activity is extremely simple, with minimal prep and clean-up time. All you’ll need is a large piece of paper, a marker, and some blocks. Check out Normal Life Mom for specifics.

Name practice Handwriting Page

This name practice handwriting page is easy for kids to understand. The different color lines make for easy practice! Grab a copy of it from Teachers Pay Teachers

Clothes Pin Name Recognition Activity for Preschoolers

preschool name activity

This name activity is easy to put together and will keep your little one occupied for a few minutes. And It’s great for name recognition! Check out the full details as School Time Snippets

FingerPrint Name Writing Activity for Preschoolers.


This is a great fine motor skills activity that will also help your toddler and preschooler recognize the letters of their name. This is also a great pre-writing activity. Check out all details for the full activity and other great name writing for preschoolers ideas at Happy Toddler Playtime.

How do you teach a child to write their name?