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Clothes Pin Names

ages 2-6


A clothes pin for each letter in your child's name, paper.

Activity Detail

Write each letter of your child's name on a separate clothes pin. On a piece of paper, write your child's name. Mix up the clothes pins and have your child find each letter in their name, match it to the letter on the paper, and clip it on the paper. For an added challenge, add extra letters on clothes pins that your child will have to eliminate from the pile. This activity is a great way for kids to learn to identify the letters in their names.


amyanddaniel said:

This is the activity I have been looking for to help my son learn the order and the names of the letters in his name, since he isn't ready to write yet.

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

Amy said:

Some 2 year olds would enjoy this activity, too. Once they've learned their own names, you can try names of family members, friends and pets.

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

Tee said:

I am a preschool teacher and love this idea. It is a great way for children to learn letters, sounds in a way that is relative to them. Ii would suggest using large index cards with their name printed on them as they are more durable and easier for small hands. As they develop this skill they can switch names with friends or family members and work on those.

- Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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