I’ve added a new freebie for you! This backpack name activity is from the Month of Preschool set for August. It’s such a cute, easy way to celebrate being back in the classroom, while also practicing an essential preschool skill – name recognition and writing. Doing this project can also be an excellent opportunity for assessment. You’ll get to observe how children hold crayons or markers, their writing skills, what letters they recognize, how well they already know their name, and if they can use scissors. It might take some time and patience, especially if you’re working with a group that is brand new to preschool. The information that you’re…
Happy Friday! This week has been a whirlwind, have you ever felt like you need a vacation to recover from your vacation? That was definitely me this week, so for today’s freebie I turned to a very trusted source. This Name Song freebie is from Play to Learn Preschool. This song would be perfect for circle time the first few weeks of school. You can help the children learn each others’ names and work on name recognition at the same time. Make sure to download this cute set and enjoy your weekend!
This was a new activity for our class and it was such a huge success that we did it every day this week, so I absolutely had to share it with you! Each child got a balloon with their name written on one side, and their first initial on the other side. The children were told that they could do anything that they wanted with their balloon – they just had one rule to follow: They could not use someone else’s balloon. This meant that they had to recognize their name so that they were not accidentally taking someone else’s balloon as they played. The children threw their balloons, hit…