Make a Name Plate Activity
Whether you have siblings squabbling over territory or simply a kid proud of her domain, textured name plates are a great way to claim some space. Create a decorated name plate to hang on your preschooler's door and help her practice letter recognition and her fine motor skills!
What You Need:
- Permanent marker
- Dried lentils, birdseed, confetti or glitter
- Hole punch
What You Do:
- Cut out a piece of cardboard about nine or ten inches long and four inches wide. Note: The length of the cardboard can be customized depending on the length of your child's name. If her name is very long, you might want to consider using a nickname.
- Write your child's name in big bubble letters on the cardboard, leaving a little space between each letter.
- Ask your child to fill in the letters completely with glue.
- Have her choose between lentils, birdseed, confetti or glitter, and then invite her to sprinkle it all over the glue, covering the letters completely to add texture. Let dry.
- Shake off the extra materials over a waste basket.
- Use the hole punch to make two holes in the top two corners of the cardboard.
- Tie a ribbon through the holes and hang it on her door, so everyone knows whose room it is!
Hannah Boyd has two young children.