TP Name Sort Activity for Preschoolers

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INSIDE: TP Name Sort Activity is great name recognition activity for preschoolers using toilet paper rolls! Let them practice learning the letters of their names using recycled materials!

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How to Set Up TP Name Sort Activity for Preschoolers

Grab your paper towel or toilet paper rolls and start to write the letters of your child’s name down the tube. Take a pair of scissors and cut the tube under each letter creating rings with one letter on them. Make about 6 or 7 rings for each letter of your child’s name.

Next, grab a small box and take a pair of scissors and punch the same number of small holes as their are letters in your child’s name. For instance, if your child has 5 letters in their name make 5 tiny holes in a line in the box. Stick bamboo sticks or popsicle sticks (make the holes bigger if using popsicle sticks) into the holes.

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On the box just beneath the sticks write out each letter of your child’s name.

How To Play TP Name Sort Activity

Invite your child to sort the letter rings on to the sticks according to the letter of their name in written on front! Ask your child to identify each letter and the letter sound.

This is a fun and easy way to practice letter and name recognition.

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5.

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Supplies for TP Name Sort Activity

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  • toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • scissors
  • small box
  • sharpie
  • bamboo sticks or popsicle sticks

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