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.

activities for kids, learn letters

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

activities for kids, learn letters

(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).

activities for kids, learn letters

Logan really enjoyed putting the pieces in over and over and over and over!



  1. says

    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).

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  3. says

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  4. says

    This is great! I’m an elementary/ special ed majors, so I’m always looking for cheap new ideas!
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