I love name puzzles for preschoolers. I love how name puzzles involve not only learning a name, but also learning about letter shapes and proportions and math concepts too.
I have shared with you a few different name puzzles before – in fact, I have shared one for every season! And yet, here I am to share ANOTHER one with you.
But I know you won’t mind (you are kind like that). Plus, this one is really neat.
Way back in January I wrote a post on the Melissa and Doug website about three ways to get more from your puzzles. I wanted to share one of those ideas here today. (You can pop over to Melissa and Doug for all 3 if you have a little puzzler at home).
This name puzzle for preschoolers could not be easier to set up. SUPER simple.
We took a wooden puzzle, flipped it over, and wrote Ben’s name in thick black marker. This would work with any puzzle of course, though the wooden ones ensure the marker doesn’t smudge.
Once his name was written on the puzzle, he simply did the puzzle. But the learning that took place was far from simple.
He was analyzing and examining every angle and bend and line and curve in those name letters of his.
He noticed how the letter ‘B’ actually looked quite a bit like a capital letter ‘E’ without the bends and how the little ‘e’ looked nothing at all like the capital.
When little ones are made to slow down and look at every little detail of things it really increases their understanding.
This name puzzle for preschoolers also makes a great quiet time activity. And goodness knows we sure love those.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week friends. Thank you so much for reading!