This is a great way to get your preschoolers excited about learning their letters!
My mom made this for my three year old the other day and to say he loves it would be an understatement! I have been trying to teach him the alphabet all summer but for some reason he’s not as interested in it as he is numbers. This game has got him super excited though and he keeps his envelope of names in his closet with his toys! That’s how cool he thinks it is! The key to this is having names of people your child knows.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Names of people your child knows on colored paper
- Show your preschooler that one of the names is his own. Describe the first letter of his name. See if he can find it again if you “hide” it in the pile.
- Tell him that the other names are people he knows and list them out.
- Begin showing him similarities between the first letters of everyone’s names. (Grandma and Grandpa both have G’s, Tony and Trevor both have T’s)
- Now the game begins! Have him try to find the names you say. Start with letters he might recognize. (“M looks like mountains so find Mom”, or “C looks like a half circle so find Cooper”)
- If he needs extra help, narrow it down using the colors. (“Mom is on Red paper”)
If your preschooler is anything like mine he will feel so special to know that his name is on the paper and he will get so excited to find the names of his family and friends!