This is day 9 of 10 of teaching spelling and writing of our names. See all 10 days to write “my name” on this page.
This activity also pairs well with The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg and a theme of trains.
For this todays activity I decided to reinforce our name spelling by making a train to place letters on. This activity can easily be done as a busy bag too!
To make your train cut a few foam blocks to make a train. hot glue the train bits onto a strip of black foam to make it stable. Add wheels.
I choose the number of train carts to fit the longest name of my kids.
Use foam letters and sort out a few to include the children’s names. I have 4 kids to I made a mix of all these letters.
Although my youngest is only 2 she loved this activity for its simple matching and fine motor skills. The older kids will be reinforcing learning their names with this train. as my 2 year old says. choo choo!
Since all the kids names are of different length it was an interesting exercise to compare the length of each name.