Wednesday, July 7, 2010

iLove Letters: DIY name puzzle

Most children learn to recognize the letters in their name first. Here is a cheap, easy, and fun way to promote knowledge of the letters in your child's name.
Activity: Playdough Name Puzzle
  • Playdough
  • Letter cookie cutters
Roll out playdough and cut out your child's name.

Roll out a contrasting color of playdough and cut it out again.

(You could just do it with one color but we liked it better with a contrasting color).
Having a "puzzle" to fill in helps avoid confusions with directionality!! (As we had BEFORE I thought of making a name puzzle).

Logan really enjoyed putting the pieces in over and over and over and over!
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  1. What a great idea ... another thing to add to my shopping list, letter cookie cutters!

    Princess is learning to spell her name outloud, so this might help her with that one letter she always misses (which is completely different each time! LOL).

  2. They have letter cookie cutters?!!
    I'm going to get some too!
    This is a very clever idea. :)

  3. How fun!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and don't worry, yours will be just as great, if not better! :)

  4. Hi Jackie! My kids love play- doh! Do you know where you found these cookie cutters? I like the size and shape of the letters! From one reading teacher to another. :)

  5. Oooh that is a clever and fun idea :)

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  7. Stopping by to say hi!! Hope you have a great Friday!!

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  9. following from Friday follow.
    ♥the blog and love the play-dough

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  11. What a great idea for teaching letters! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I just loved hearing about your grandfather.
    Blessings to you,
    Sue :)

  12. This is great! I'm an elementary/ special ed majors, so I'm always looking for cheap new ideas!
    Following you from a belated follow friday

  13. I have those cookie cutters and I don't know why it never occurred to me to do reading with them! Great idea! I have an award for you!

  14. What a simple and effective way to make a name puzzle, so clever.

    Thanks for linking up at We Play :)

  15. Kate, I'm going to email you back. Sorry, I just saw your comment.

  16. That is a great idea!! Thanks for commenting on my blog!