School’s out for the summer and I have been trying to find fun, engaging activities to keep my 3 and 5 year olds entertained. At preschool they are learning their letters and starting to write their names, so I decided to create a personalized reusable workbook to help them practice.
The little book has names of everyone in our family and a small photo next to the name so they know what they are writing. It also has a larger space for the kids to practice writing the name. All of the pages are laminated so that it can be used over and over again. Just use a damp paper towel to wipe it clean.
Putting it together:
1) Print out photos of family members and/or close friends, or even TV show characters they are interested in.
2) Write out the names of these people clearly on white paper.
3) Cut out a slightly larger piece of white paper that will become a box for them to write in.
4) Attach the name, picture, and blank writing space to a half piece of card stock or paper.
5) Laminate all of the pages.
6) Punch two holes into the left-hand side of the pages and use rings, ribbon, or twine to attach the pages together.
7) Have your child create an individualized cover for their book.
8) Get thin whiteboard markers for them to write with, and you are ready to go!
Variations: You can also create these simple books using other themes. For example, if your child is into animals or trucks, or food, then print out photos of those items and repeat the same steps.