Make learning names fun with these name spelling and tracing printables that are editable. You only need to type in each students’ name once and the pages are customized!
One important thing that kids learn while in preschool or Pre-K is how to spell and write their name. So I wanted to come up with an easy way for teachers and parents to practice this important skill with their kids.
I made this very popular name search printable, but I wanted to make another printable that would help kids learn to write their name too.
That’s why I made these editable name spelling and tracing printables that are effective and engaging for kids.
My kids are loving them, so I hope the kids in your life will too!
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- Name printable sheets (link to download at bottom of post)
- Alphabet beads or alphabet magnets
- Dry erase markers
- Write and wipe pockets
- 0.25″ color coding label dots
- On the list, type a name in each space.
- Each page will automatically be customized for the names entered on the list.
- Print all of the pages you need.
- Place a dot sticker under each letter of the name for easy tracking.
- Put the pages into write and wipe pockets or page protectors. You can also laminate them, but you will probably have to use wet erase markers on them instead.
** I used tiny color coding label dots to make it easier for my kids to track the letters as they spell the names. You can also just use markers to color the dots on the name tracing sheet yourself.
Using the Name Spelling and Tracing Printables
I made a page for each of my kids, but also did a few with family names on them because my son wanted to learn to write them. My son loved that he was able to learn to write the names of other people.
In the first box, I have my kids spell the name by placing a finger on each dot while saying the letter above it. Then they say the name out loud.
In the second box, they use letter beads or alphabet magnets to build the name. You could also use letter tiles.
In the third and final box, they trace the name with a fine point dry-erase marker.
If you are doing this in a classroom of Pre-K students, I would make one for each child and make this a part of their morning routine. To start, you could do the names in all uppercase letters and then as the year progresses move to the traditional name spelling.
All you have to do is type the names on this page and then all the name practice pages will automatically be filled in with the names.
The file MUST be opened in ADOBE ACROBAT READER after you download it. You can get Adobe Reader for free here, if you don’t already have it. You will not be able to edit the file properly without Adobe Reader.
Once you click download button in the email you receive, the file will open. Then you will need to click the download button at the top right (it’s the one with arrow pointing down). Choose where you want the file to be saved on your computer. Then go to that place to open the file. This time right click on the file and choose “Open with” and then pick Adobe Acrobat. Once it is opened in Adobe Acrobat, you will be able to edit all of the names.
You will not be able to do this on your phone. You will need to do it on a computer.
If your kids are older and already know how to write their name, stay tuned because I have a version of this that I think you will really like coming soon!