My oldest just turned three, but I’ve already started to try to teach her the foundations to learning to read. I loved this activity because it combines a visual matching of a photo, but also teaches younger kiddos the order the letters in their names go.
- Photo of child
- Wide craft sticks
- Sharpie Marker
Choose a photo of your kiddo.
Next count out enough craft sticks to correspond with how many letters they have in their name.
I recommend lining up the sticks to make sure they will fit on the back of the photo. If you have a longer name, you’ll need a larger photo (or skinnier craft sticks, haha)
Glue each stick to the back of the photo – allow to dry thoroughly.
Write the child’s name on the bottom of the sticks.
Cut between the sticks to separate the pieces of the puzzle.
Make several puzzles – learn family member’s names too!
My preschooler loved this activity – it’s great for learning to recognize the written name as well as the sequence of the letters.