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.
LOVE this idea spaghetti! This looks really fun. for preschoolers and older. you layout spaghetti in trays. Let the children touch and feel the spaghetti. they can paint the spaghetti different colors. let them use their hands to mix the paint.
This worked well as a daily sign-in procedure. Children found their name puzzle and spelled their name at the beginning of each day. They loved it! They could assemble the puzzle and then sign their name on a big sheet of paper
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!