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Name Puzzle

How you can help at home: Have your child make a personalized puzzle to help her spell her name.

By Miriam Myers , GreatSchools Staff

In this activity your child makes a puzzle that helps her spell and recognize her name.

What You'll Need

  • 8.5-by-11-inch white card stock or thin cardboard
  • Different-colored crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Large ziplock bag

Here's How to Do It

Have your child write her name across the card stock or cardboard in large letters with a black crayon or marker. To emphasize her name she can make "bubble" or square letters. Then have her decorate the space around her name with different-colored crayons or markers. Cut the card stock into 9 to 12 puzzle pieces. Mix up the pieces and have your child put them back together. After she completes the puzzle you can store it in a ziplock bag for later use.

Comments from GreatSchools.org readers

07/29/2009:
"I like the idea of the puzzle to help my child learn his name,but he is the type of child that gets fusterated easily. how can i get him to learn, where he wants to learn how to spell his name the right way?"
04/17/2009:
"my daughter is 5 year old and she doesnt know how to memorize the alphabet sometime i did some techniques i buy DVD'S books and if im going to teach her she always crying "
04/9/2009:
"great idea:) actually i'm gonna use it for my next k-orientation"
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