It was just Louis’ first birthday, so we have paper cups and plates still sitting out.
I simply wrote the letters of George’s name on the bottoms of the cups.
I made a paper plate a ring by cutting out the center.
I wanted to use our actual rings from our ring toss (affiliate link), but, as usual, when I want to find something… it is to be unfound… but yet I see it constantly laying around when we’re not playing with it!
I set George up to toss the paper plate onto the cups… but that’s a lot harder than it seems for a 3 year old to do. So he did more of a ring drop than a ring toss.
He picked a cup, told me the letter (which he struggled with at first, but after we kept doing this over and over, he got those letters down!), and dropped the plate ring over the cup.
Encourage toddlers and preschoolers to learn their name! Many name recognition activities included in our 35 name activities.
He missed a lot even with a drop!
Once he ringed a letter, we moved it to the side until he got all the letters of his name.
And then we rearranged the letters of his name together to spell it. And repeat! Ring the letter cups again and again!
More move and learn ideas from my co-hosts:
- Sight Word Run at The Pleasantest Thing
- Relay Races for Following Directions at Coffee Cups & Crayons
- See all our Move & Learn Activities