Make a Name Plate Activity

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Updated on Jan 17, 2014

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:

  • Cardboard
  • Permanent marker
  • Glue
  • Dried lentils, birdseed, confetti or glitter
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

What You Do:

  1. 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.
  2. Write your child's name in big bubble letters on the cardboard, leaving a little space between each letter.
  3. Ask your child to fill in the letters completely with glue.
  4. 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.
  5. Shake off the extra materials over a waste basket.
  6. Use the hole punch to make two holes in the top two corners of the cardboard.
  7. 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.

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