In this activity, your child will become more familiar with the letters and spelling of his name and practice gross motor skills by jumping on each letter of his name and then on his whole name.
Draw a set of squares or rectangles (like a simplified hopscotch grid as shown in the example below) to spell out the letters of your child’s name on the sidewalk (or on paper taped to the floor, if indoors). The last box should have the child’s whole name in it. Say the letters aloud as you write each one. Demonstrate how to play this game: starting at the bottom, jump to the first letter, then the second, etc., all the way to the box with your child’s name in it, saying each letter as you land on it, and then finally, her name. (“L-E-A-H. Leah!”) Once you model how to jump and what to say, encourage your child to practice jumping and saying the letter names.