Name Learning Envelope

Name Learning Envelope

This week for the Early Childhood Team the theme is Mail. We had lots of fun with this theme but I am going to share with you all our name learning activity that actually helped both my girls. I presented my girls with this fun activity that they helped me put together.


  • Envelope
  • Index cards
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the index card width-wise into three equal sections
  2. On each piece of paper write a letter from your child’s name (Use their full name, first, middle, last )
  3. On the envelope write your child’s first name
  4. Hand them the lettered pieces of card and have them find the letters to their name

Adding all the letters to the envelope

So my 5-year-old already knows her first name so we did envelopes for both her middle and last name. This is why I have you do the whole name. For my three-year-old we focused on just her first name but she also had her whole name.

The good part about this activity is that when you are done you can just put all the letters in the envelope and put it up until you’re ready to play it again. name-learning-envelope



If you are looking for more mail activities then try one of these presented by the #TeachECE team


14 Responses to Name Learning Envelope

  1. Amanda says:

    Making this RIGHT now for my son!
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  2. Cerys says:

    This is fantastic – I’m going to try it with our spellings this week as we can do names but struggling with some of those
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  3. Theresa says:

    I love how you did capital and lowercase matching in addition to name spelling practice!
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  4. Danielle says:

    Great idea! An excellent way to teach kids how to spell their name!

  5. Jodie says:

    What a great idea!

  6. What a brilliant idea! Thank your girls for me 🙂
    I teach preschool just one day a week to 12 lovely 3 and 4 year olds. The school is for homeschoolers. This is the first year that I have found that most of my students still do not recognize their name on sight. I was wishing I had a fun way to help them with this. Now I do!!! Pinned so I can FIND it again ! Plus, I just wanted to pin it!
    Sinea ♥

    • Natasha says:

      That sounds like fun, I just started teaching preschoolers and find that they couldn’t recognize their name also. I have 15 of these envelopes setup now for them to choose to play with during our quite time.

  7. Ayan Shire says:

    I love that you used easy to find material and didn’t make the activity complicated :).

  8. Carolyn says:

    I am going to do this right now for my daughter too! She is struggling to learn letters but slowly getting it and this will help with her name. Thanks!!

  9. Emma says:

    What a clever idea! This is even the kind of thing you can carry in a pocket book and bring out when you have to wait somewhere! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!
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  10. Lindsey says:

    So easy, what a great idea! Pinning and stumbling this! <3

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