The Name in Christmas Lights Activity is a fun craft/literacy activity to reinforce letter and name recognition in preschool and kindergarten. The name activity is just one of 17 suggested literacy activities that are a part of the Christmas Theme now available here on this blog. You can download the entire Christmas theme here, if desired.
Materials needed: Name in Lights.pdf (download here – Name in Lights), scissors, crayons or markers, and glue. There are two ways you can complete this activity:
1. Print off page two of the Name in Lights.pdf (one for each student). Cut out the desired colored lights from the pdf file (pages 3-10). Children will need to count out the number of letters in their name and then choose that many lights of their desired colors. For example, in the name “Kylie” there are 5 letters, so the child would choose 5 different colored lights. Next, glue the letters on to the paper labeled “My name has ___ letters.” When dry, the child can use a crayon or marker to write one letter of their name on each of the lights. Finally, use a black crayon or marker to draw a “string,” connecting all of the lights together.
2. You can also use the pictures of the lights as a template to cut out the “lights” from colored construction paper. Students would continue the activity as described above by gluing the construction paper “lights” onto their paper and then writing the letters of their name on each of the bulbs. Finally, students can use a black (or any desired color) string to glue onto their paper connecting the lights to form a “string of lights.”