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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 readers

"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?"
"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 "
"great idea:) actually i'm gonna use it for my next k-orientation"