35 Easy Prep Name Crafts for the Classroom

Inside: Discover 35 easy prep name crafts for preschoolers. Get inspired with these engaging and adorable ideas for the whole year!

35 Easy Prep Name Crafts for the Whole Year title collage

Fall Name Crafts

First, how about starting off the school year with the easy prep crayon name craft found in my August Name Activities set?

crayon name activity with a paper crayon for each letter of child's name

Then, you can continue through the fall with these next crafts:

collage of fall name crafts

Starting at the top left of the above collage, this apple puzzle craft takes a little bit of prep, but it would be an engaging project to try at small group time. You can help children with scissor skills and name spelling at the same time.

Next, celebrate early autumn’s sunflowers with a pretty name and fingerprint craft. Even toddlers could help make this one.

After the leaves fall, make a leafy name art activity that also has a fun sensory play element.

I love how easy these printable acorn name necklaces are. Tie these in a bow that can be easily untied, and your kids can practice spelling their names over and over.

Children can turn the first letter of their name into a friendly monster with my Halloween name craft here on the blog.

Finally, if you have a smaller class or an extra set of grownup hands available, try out this fun-to-make corn painted turkey. Or, if you need something simpler, this similar Thanksgiving turkey name craft is perfect.

Winter Name Crafts

For December, January, and February, keep your preschoolers busy and learning with this next group of easy name crafts.

collage of winter name crafts

Follow along with me starting at the top left:

Children can take these beaded name wreaths home to decorate their family’s Christmas tree.

Try making a snowy name picture. You could even combine this with my snowman craft if you use a large sheet of construction paper (so that there’s room to write the name.)

Looking for a holiday-ish craft that’s not too Christmasy? This candy cane may fit the bill.

Turn your students’ process art into cool, fridge-worthy winter name art.

These name snowmen are adorable, and she has lots of great ideas for successfully making these in the classroom.

You might also like these printable winter hats featuring student names. (not pictured).

For Valentine’s Day, make a sweet love bug name craft. Or, read aloud The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond and create a raining hearts name craft (not pictured) to go with it.

Try these paper plate card holders if you’d like a practical craft for Valentine’s Day. (pictured in the title collage at the top of this post rather than the one in this section).

Spring Name Crafts

Celebrate springtime with this next batch of name crafts:

collage of spring name crafts

March is a popular time for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other caterpillar and butterfly books. Make one of these cute caterpillars to go with your read-alouds.

For St. Patrick’s Day, you can make a pot of gold rainbow craft featuring letters of the child’s name on “gold” coins.

Commemorate “April showers” with a rain cloud name craft. You could also make this at another time of the year as part of your weather unit.

Spring means flowers, and this sweet flower garden name craft is a pretty way to bring the season inside – along with helpful letter recognition and name spelling practice.

Looking to incorporate more outside time in your lessons? Take a walk and make a lovely nature name craft when you return to the classroom.

Spring is also kite-flying season! My April Name Practice Worksheets and Activities set includes a printable version of this kite name craft – which is great if you have a larger class of children who can cut out their own kite tails. Of course, you can also make your own following my example.

April Editable Name Activities cover showing a name practice playdough mat with a bunny and carrots.

Summer Name Crafts

Learning doesn’t have to stop for summer. Try out these crafts and crafty activities in June, July, and August.

collage of summer name crafts

First up, this summer sun name activity actually needs some sunshine to complete. You’ll end up with bright sun crafts to display proudly.

Next, one of the treats we associate with summertime is popsicles! Your students will love to build their names out of frozen treats with their name letters on them. The June Name Practice set in my store includes an editable, printable template that makes prep super easy for you. Or, feel free to craft your own version.

Next, if you teach an ocean unit in the summer, add in this adorable octopus craft to help children learn to spell their names.

Modeled after another fun summer treat, this ice cream name craft doubles as a puzzle.

Get patriotic while working on learning name letters with this easy 4th of July name craft.

UPDATE: I now also have a watermelon seed name craft here on this blog!

fingers holding a paper "seed" with the letter r on it, held above paper watermelon name craft

Name Crafts for Any Time of Year

Finally, here’s a great batch of crafts that fit in any season:

collage of non-seasonal name crafts

Clockwise from the top left:

Do your kids love the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom? Follow up on storytime with this cute and easy coconut palm name craft.

Blast off to space with some name rockets – these would be super easy for you to prep.

There are lots of name collage ideas out there. I love this shape name collage because it gives you an excuse to talk about shape names as well as name letters. You can read about several other ideas there too.

And, if you’d like to try another name collage idea, check out this straw name collage! (not pictured).

All aboard for the name train and a fun easy name craft for toddlers and young preschoolers.

These name rubbings look pretty and help strengthen little hands and minds too.

If you’re planning a dinosaur unit, or if you have budding paleontologists, check out this fun and interactive dinosaur name craft.

More Name Activities

If you’re looking for more name-related resources, you’ll find several here on the blog. Just click the image to go to that post:

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