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Peg A Name

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Have children identify the letters in their name for them to spell using pegs.

Materials Needed:

  • Pegs
  • Black marker
  • Child's name card

What to do:

  • Write letters on each peg
  • Give a child their name card
  • Have the child choose pegs with each letter of their name and peg it to the corresponding letter on their name card to spell their name.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using the name card, laminate a photo of each child and the child has to use the pegs to spell their name by pegging it to their photo.
  • This activity can be done for numbers, shapes, sight words etc.

Reference:
Little Play Ideas

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

     -Recognizes letters
    - Understands the same and different.
    - Uses left or right-hand preference.

  • Play Based Learning: Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Language Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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