For special friends-- Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector.when making their name-----make first letter green.green means go. Last letter red. Red means stop. Provide lots of capital and lowercase letters to manipulate.
What a great idea! I never would have thought of this- cutting paint samples.easy way to introduce cutting on a line. Also good because they are a little firmer than plain or construction paper so it's easier to hold them with your non-cutting hand.
Literacy: Name station. Write each child's name and tape a picture to the card. Have letter tiles for the children to practice spelling their friends names as well as their own. Kids love spelling things they can identify with, like new friends' names!