Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities

Learning to Write His Name

It’s been awhile since my last post.
I’ve been posting fewer home activities since I started sending Caleb to preschool. We’ll be going to the big school next school year!

Anyway, I wanted to share this great activity for learning to write one’s name ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Teacher Nicole for sharing this with me!

I printed Caleb’s name on paper and had it laminated. The font I used was the KG Primary Dots Lined. I started with all capital letters since this was easier for him to write.

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You can use both sides of the laminate. I put numbers at the back.

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Caleb used a whiteboard marker to write. Easy to write with and erase for reuse! He learned to write his name in all capital letters but he needed to master writing his complete name.

So here… (hindsight: Maybe it would’ve been better if I taught him to write his complete name instead of just CALEB.)

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I left the last line blank with just lines so he could write his name by himself without tracing ๐Ÿ™‚

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How did you teach your kids to write their name? Please share or comment! I would love to hear from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Salt Writing

We tried salt writing for the first time today. I felt that Caleb was ready to try writing letters since he could already sound out both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Materials:
1. Container for salt – I used a cake pan
2. 1/4 cup of iodized salt
3. Flash cards

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Started with an easy letter. Lowercase letter “L”. Then I let Caleb choose what letter he wanted to do next. He chose “V”. Here he is writing it.

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He also wrote “C” for Caleb. We just did those three letters and he just wanted to draw scribbles on the salt. I didn’t push him to do more letters since the main objective was to have fun and learn at the same time. We can try other letters next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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This activity can get messy, so make sure to do it in a place that’s a breeze to clean up. I had to find out the hard way. HAHAHAHA! Activity was fun and delicious for Caleb ( since he loves all things salty).

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