Sunday, January 17, 2016

Car Name Game - Name Identification

I have been helping out in my daughter's kindergarten class with a little boy who is about 2 years behind the others.  Right now we are working on identifying his name.  In an effort to try and make learning fun I thought we would use cars because what boy doesn't love cars!  It really was a hit and now every time I go in to work with him he asks to play with the cars!

This is a simple set up and reaps the rewards when it comes to identifying a child's name.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Large black poster board
  • White crayon
  • Post it notes or plain paper
  • Cars
Across the top of your poster board write the letters of the child's name with white crayon. Then with your crayon simply draw lines that look like street lines.  Finally, write the letter of the child's name on the post it note or plain paper and stick to the top of the cars. I used post it notes because they are already sticky.  If you use plain paper you will have to use tape to adhere the letters to the cars.

Here's the fun part! Ask your child to drive or park the car in the correct parking spaces across the top. This will help your child recognize each letter in their name and they will have so much fun zooming their cars to find the correct letters!

This is a simple activity for the adult to prepare and fun for the child to learn and play!!


  1. I think this is a great way to help him learn his name.

    1. And he has so much fun he forgets he's learning in the process!!