Learning to spell his or her own name is such a big step for early learners!
As we’re teaching our youngest child to write cursive, even she’s in a hurry to get to all the letters in her name.
There’s no feeling quite like seeing your own name in print.
For a fun fall literacy lesson, I thought it would be cool to make a name building activity – this Name Acorn Necklace Craft!
This is an easy and hands-on way to practice literacy skills with young learners.
Plus, it’s so versatile you can use it for several concepts.
Read on to get the free printable cards you’ll need and see the full project instructions.
And, for more ways to learn with acorns, don’t miss our Acorns Alike Visual Discrimination Activity!
Easy Name Acorn Necklace Craft for Kids
To make this name acorn necklace craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Hole punch
- Yarn or heavy string
- Printable Acorn Alphabet Cards (link at bottom of post)
Start by printing out the Acorn Alphabet Cards. You can get them as a free direct download at the bottom of the post.
I like to laminate them before cutting them out. That way, they hold up to the hole punch better.
Once you’ve printed the cards you need for the child’s name (you may need to print more than one copy), you’re ready to get started.
Simply use a hole punch to place a hole at the top of each card.
I like to punch the hole in the top center, so that the cards don’t tilt to one side when worn.
Then just string the yarn through each hole. Little ones love this step!
We used a weaving motion so that the cards wouldn’t all flop onto each other when work on the necklace.
They’re ready to wear!
This would make a fantastic first day of school activity for students to get to know one another.
(And it’d help you remember everyone’s name too!)
If you’d rather use these cards for other concepts, try adding them to word building centers, spelling lessons, and more.
Scroll down to get your printable Acorn Alphabet Cards for this Name Acorn Necklace Craft!
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To get the printable Acorn Alphabet Cards for the Name Acorn Necklace Craft, just click the image or the link below to download them to your computer!