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Simple Rainbow Mosaic Name Craft

Learning how to spell one’s name in sequential order is an important developmental skill! One of my favorite name crafts to help students learn the letters of their name is this rainbow mosaic name craft. With this simple mosaic name craft, students strengthen fine motor skills as they practice scissor skills and gluing skills. Not to mention, this name craft makes a great back to school bulletin board display!

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

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Benefits of Mosaic Name Crafts

This mosaic name craft is perfect for the beginning of the year, as it offers a wide range of benefits!

Snipping the colored strips into smaller pieces helps strengthen students’ scissor skills.

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They are also able to practice their gluing skills, as they manipulate and glue the colored pieces onto the white sheet of construction paper.

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

On top of strengthening their fine motor muscles, this simple name craft also promotes visual-spatial relationships and encourages students to listen to and follow directions. Both of which are much needed benefits during the beginning of the year!

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Mosaic Name Craft Supplies 

Before creating the mosaic name craft, you will need to gather a few supplies which you may already have on hand:

Mosaic Name Craft Prep

Prior to introducing the mosaic name craft to your students, you will want to do some quick prep.

For this craft, I cut a 12×18 piece of white construction paper in half, which leaves a 6×18 piece of paper for each student. Black construction paper also works and helps make the colored letters pop!

Then, I write each student’s name in black marker which will serve as a guide for students.

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

For preschoolers, you may want to write the names in all uppercase letters so they are more developmentally appropriate.

Once the names are written, I cut one inch strips of assorted colors of construction paper for each color of the rainbow.

For younger students, it can be helpful to snip the strips into smaller pieces so they are ready to go. However, having the kids cut the strips themselves is great scissor cutting practice.

Mosaic Name Craft Directions

After the paper is prepped, it is time to create our mosaic name craft masterpieces!

First, I like to model how to snip each strip of colored paper into smaller pieces. Then, I demonstrate how to glue each piece of paper onto each letter of my name, overlapping as I go.

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

We review the color order of the rainbow, as well as discuss what to do if we have more than seven letters in our name and what to do if we have less.

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

With more than seven letters in our name, we repeat the colors. With less, we just understand that all of the colors won’t be used and that’s okay.

Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!

As students finish, I like to display them throughout the classroom. They also make a great back to school bulletin board display!

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Strengthen fine motor skills with these Fine Motor Name Activities!

Looking for some fun name activities for your preschool or kindergarten classroom? These fine motor name activities are perfect for word work, fine motor tubs, literacy centers, early finishers or morning work. You can use these back to school activities with your favorite name books for kids. Download the editable name mats for name spelling practice. Students get to build letter recognition and sound recognition, as well as fine motor skills, with these fun name activities for kids!

Reinforce letter and sound recognition with these Chrysanthemum name activities and adorable Chrysanthemum name craft for back to school!

Kick off your name unit with this simple Chrysanthemum name craft for back to school! These Chrysanthemum activities are a great way to celebrate your students’ names. These name activities not only help with name recognition but also make an adorable back to school bulletin board. Name practice activities and name crafts, like this Chrysanthemum craft, are the best back to school activities for the first week of school. Include this back to school craft in your first week of school activities!

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Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!
Practice scissor cutting skills and strengthen fine motor skills with this simple rainbow mosaic name craft for back to school! This rainbow name craft is the perfect addition to your name practice activities and fine motor activities. Plus, this name activity is low prep and makes a great back to school bulletin board. Use this fine motor name activity for kindergarten centers to practice scissor skills. Include this back to school craft in your name activities and back to school activities!
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As a dedicated Kindergarten teacher for nearly 20 years, I believe the words “fun, play, and creativity” can sit right alongside the words “developmentally appropriate, engaging, and rigorous.” Learning is meant to be fun and messy!

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