If you teach younger kids, here are some French classroom name writing practice activities you and your students will love!
French Classroom Name Writing Practice Activities
The activities below are fun for kids and easy for you to put together because you mostly need paper and writing tools.
They’re perfect for the first week(s) of school because some involve cutting and pasting (fine motor practice!), Math, and more!
So let’s start?
Name Paper Mosaic
First, you just need paper rectangles with names written on them, small pieces of colorful paper, and glue.
Depending on the grade you’re teaching, you can either write the names on the paper rectangles, or have kids write their names themselves.
Next, all they have to do is glue pieces of the colored paper over the lines of their names. You can create a beautiful bulletin board with the all the names!
This is also a great activity to teach/remind them how much glue (just a dot!) they actually need to paste things. This will come in handy if you plan on using other cut and paste activities or interactive foldables in your classroom later on in the school year.
“How many letters in my name?” Bar Graph Anchor Chart
Here’s an activity you can add to your morning routine along with calendar time.
When you present this activity, you might want to use your name to model it (which I forgot to do when creating the images in this post! Ha! 🙂 )
Then, every day have one student come up and add her/his name to the chart and compare it to another name: which one has more/fewer letters, which one has more vowels, which one has more consonants, what is the first letter of their name and what other word they know starts with the same letter, etc.
Note that I wrote the numbers in two colors so kids can also visualize odd and even numbers!
So this is a way to integrate Math and Literacy by using a bar graph daily.
Once all your students have added their first names to the chart, you could keep on doing the same activity by having them write their last names and the names of characters in books you’re reading in class.
TIP: use one color for writing consonants and another color for vowels–that will help your students visualize letters faster and more accurately.
Oh, and if you prefer to print the anchor chart header instead of writing it (I prefer that because my handwriting is NOT the prettiest…), download the FREE header file.
French Classroom Name Writing Practice Activities: Customized Printables
If you want your kiddos to learn how to write their names, they have to practice writing it and there’s no way around it.
I’ve created a set of name practice sheets to give your kids enough practice with fun variations.
Kids will be tracing, coloring, writing letters in boxes, and getting tons of practice!
Check out the images below!
There are sheets with first name only and sheets with full name (first and last name).
Some sheets come in both full page and half-page.
You can use the sheets on their own and have students write with crayons or pencils, but if you want to save on paper copies, insert the sheets into page protectors!
The “bubble” letters practice sheet is probably the most versatile. Kids can:
- write inside the letters
- color the letters
- dot the letters with bingo daubers
- use stickers to covers the letters
- use paint and their fingertips to cover the letters
- form the letters with playdough
- and so much more!
I’ve created these practice sheets using fonts by Kimberly Geswein.
So you could use her fonts, which are free for personal use, to create your own set of name sheets. I’ll add the links to the fonts below.
But I know how busy teachers are so I’m currently offering a service: creating customized printable name practice sheets with the names of your students.
“Lucy, how does this work?”
After purchasing the service on TpT, download the file, fill out a form and then send me your class roster.
I’ll then personalize the practice sheets and email you a Dropbox link to download your printable PDF ( NOTE: you will NOT get an editable file)
Next, you just print out the pages you need, when you need them, and watch your students work on writing their names and improve their name writing skills!
The service is valid for one school year. Next school year, just purchase an additional license for a new set of sheets for your new students. (Terms and conditions apply)
Click to check out the service on TpT and READ CAREFULLY the terms and conditions so you understand exactly what I’m offering 🙂
(up to 30 names)
(up to 7 names)
Oh, and here are the links to the KG fonts I use and recommend:
Hope you have found ideas for your French classroom name writing practice activities!
Thank you for taking the time to read the post because I know how precious your time is!
Any questions? Leave a comment below or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. ALL the names in the pictures are completely fictional.