INSIDE: Craft stick name puzzles is a simple way to help your preschooler practice learning their name this Fall. Super easy to create and a great way to keep them busy learning!
Name recognition activities are great to do in fall. September is usually the start of a new school year and learning to recognize your name is a key skill preschoolers (and even toddlers) will need. And learning to recognize and eventually spell their name is something even child loves to do. Anything that focuses on them is always a thrill my little ones.
In this fun activity your can create your own mini puzzles using cookie cutters. So you don’t have to be super skilled at drawing to make this happen! Let’s get started!
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How to Set Up Craft Stick Name Puzzles
Grab your craft sticks. You’ll need one for every letter of your child’s name. Line up your craft sticks and place a piece of painters tape on the the back of the sticks to keep them in place while your draw. Turn over the craft sticks and grab your fall themed cookie cutters.
Trace the shapes on your craft sticks. Outline the pictures in a black sharpie or in any colour. Fill in the rest of the shape using paint sticks.
How to Play
Remove the tape from the back of the craft sticks when your little one is ready to complete the puzzles. Invite them to spell their name by putting the letters in order to reveal the picture!
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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- Craft sticks
- Paint Sticks
- Painters Tape
- Fall themed cookie cutters
Looking for more Fall activities? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this Fall:
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- 30+ Cute & Easy Pumpkin Crafts & Activities for Kids
- 25+ Awesome Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids
- 30+ Adorable Apple Crafts for Kids
- 50+ Simple and Fun Fall Activities
- The Best Fall Sensory Bins for Kids
- 21+ Fabulous Fall Crafts for Kids
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