For at least 10 years (I have taught K for 17 years), I have made up Name Bags using 1 gallon size zipper seal (or no tab zipper seal bags in the old days) bags after getting my class list in August. Here is a copy of my post from proteacher–so I don’t have to retype it!
1 dry erase marker
1 dry erase marker board
A sheet protector with a name practice page inside (for dry erase tracing) Be sure to use the
shiny sheet protectors–so easy to erase ink off of
A word find puzzle with their names in a sheet protector–they are to find and circle their name
(To make the puzzle, I add all letters of all first names in the class to get a total for the number of rows and columns I will need to type every child’s name 3x. Then I make the table and start with my list typing in each name until I get to the last child. I copy/paste this list two more times in the table. Students should be able to find their name and circle it 3x on the list that is in the sheet protector.)
After they do the bag activities they get a name practice page with arrow/dot font letters of first and last name to practice in pencil, then this goes home for additional practice with crayon or twistables. It can be brought back to school for a sticker or 2 points for a 2 minute party after they have earned 10 points–all of this is on a small chart on my desk).