Learning crafts are one of my FAVORITE elements to add into our classroom and this crayon box name craft is no exception! Your students need lots and lots of practice with fine-motor skills during the school year (especially if we’re not in the classroom for a while) and crafts are great for honing in on those skills! Your students use those tiny muscles when they cut out the craft templates, use their glue stick (correctly, not covering their entire project and desk in glue 😉), and manipulating the pieces to put them together.
Craft projects look great displayed on the walls and give your students’ ownership over the classroom, but they also help with a lot of learning skills! Learning crafts are a great way to help your students practice listening to and following step-by-step directions, spatial awareness skills, and fine motor skills, all WHILE learning important concepts and facts! 🎉
Learning Your Name with a Craft
In kindergarten, we work a lot on learning our names! This crayon box name craft makes for a really fun learning opportunity at the beginning of the school year, and is a lot of fun to make!
To make the craft, each student will need a crayon box template and enough crayons to spell out their name. If you just want your students to work on recognizing and ordering the letters in their name, you can give them crayon pieces with the letters of the name already on them.
Next, have them arrange the crayons so they fit inside the crayon box. Make sure to show them how to apply the glue to the bottom of the crayon only so the letters still show. If you want your students to practice writing the letters in their name, they can write each letter after they glue the crayons down.
Even more learning!
After they complete their name, have them count how many letters are in their name and write it on a red circle. Then they can glue the circle onto their crayon box. You can also write or have your students write their name on their crayon box as well.
These crayon box crafts make the cutest bulletin board display at the start of the year (or any time of the year really!). You can find even more Back to School activities to keep your students learning and engaged in my Back to School Activity Bundle!