Christmas Name Tracing Activity {Free Printable}

Inside: this free printable Christmas name tracing activity motivates children to practice writing their name and letters.

printed Christmas name tracing in a sheet protector with a dry erase pen

What little Santa believer doesn’t want to pretend to help Old St. Nick write out gift tags?

Today I’m sharing a quick free printable to help YOU fit in some holiday name tracing practice with your littles.

Christmas Name Tracing Practice

After you download the free printable (below), open it up in Adobe Reader. (It won’t work in just your browser or in preview mode).

Type in student names on the first page. You can use four different names, or repeat the same name four times.

screenshot of name entry page with names filled in

Then, scroll down, and you’ll see those names throughout the other pages.

Pop them into a page protector, and give your kids dry erase markers to trace all the letters.

printed Christmas name tracing in a sheet protector with a dry erase pen

There is also a larger version, for kids who need bigger letters to trace.

And, in case you need it, there is also a black & white version.

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Keep Learning Fun

Especially at this hectic time of year, it’s important to make sure that learning remains fun for preschoolers. They don’t need to be filling in lots of worksheets at this age.

That’s why I like to offer worksheets in page protector sleeves along with dry erase markers – it motivates kids to at least give letter tracing a try.

Plus, then your more enthusiastic writers can just wipe the plastic clean and start again.

You can make this activity even more playful by adding in the following elements:

  • Hole puncher
  • Narrow gift ribbon or baker’s twine
  • Empty gift-wrapped boxes or gift bags
  • Tape

With these supplies children can truly pretend to be Santa’s helpers!

printed Christmas name tracing in a sheet protector with a dry erase pen

More Holiday Name Tracing Resources

If you’d like a few more seasonal name activities, you may want to check out the Gingerbread Name Activities in my store.

gingerbread name activities printables

It includes 4 different worksheets and center activities that also let you type in student names on just one page.

gingerbread name activities printable

Download the Name Tracing Printable

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    Happy Teaching and Merry Christmas,


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