Practice Name Writing with This Custom Name Tracing Worksheet

Practice name writing for preschoolers

Practice writing your name with this fun editable PDF worksheet. Create free custom name tracing worksheets with your kids’ names.

There is something special about learning to write your name. It’s usually the first word kids learn to write and it gives them a sense of accomplishment and ability.

There’s really no right time to learn name writing. I would suggest going at your child’s pace. If you feel like they’re not ready for actual letters, start out with some easy prewriting activities, like this weather line tracing activity.

But whenever your kiddo show an interest, write down their name and encourage them to try and copy it.

Once your child is familiar with the concept of letters and the idea of signing their name, you can practice name writing a bit more intentionally. This is where today’s freebie comes in.

Free editable name tracing worksheets

Name Tracing Worksheet PDF

Our custom name tracing worksheet is perfect for when your child is trying to master the art of name writing.

The worksheet is designed so the child works with their name on four different levels.

First, the child reads (or spells) the name. Here you can encourage them to count the numbers of letters in their name, spell each letter out and so on.

Secondly, the child traces the name. This helps them learn about how to lead the pencil or pen on the surface to make the letters.

Thirdly, they build the name. You can either use wooden or magnetic letters, whatever you have around the house. Or, get creative. Build the name with playdough, for example.

Lastly, the child writes their name. It usually helps them to be able to copy the name from above.

When Will my Child Know How To Write Their Name?

Don’t expect your child to be able to do all of the assignments perfectly the first time around. Like anything else, name writing takes practice. 

Print out a couple of copies of the name tracing worksheet and use them whenever you have a few minutes on your hands. If you want, you could even laminate a copy, and use a whiteboard marker to write on it. After a while, your kiddo will get the hang of it.

Name tracing worksheets

Can I Use the Name Tracing Worksheet in a Classroom?

Yesss, definitely! Our editable name tracing worksheet is perfect for when you plan to practice name writing with your students!

In fact, we’ve designed the PDF so that you can fill out your students’ names all at once! The PDF will then auto-populate the fields on each of the pages. This means you’ll have worksheets for your whole classroom ready in no time! Yaaay, efficiency!

Name tracing worksheet free

How to Make Your Custom Name Tracing Worksheet?

Making this name tracing worksheet with your kid’s name on it is super easy.

First, download the free PDF from the members’ library. (If you’re not a member yet, fill out the signup form at the end of this article).

Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader. You’ll see the first page has 15 empty boxes. Fill out as many boxes you like with the kids’ names. 

(Note that the PDF is case sensitive, so if you want your kid’s name in all caps, write it in all caps.)

Once you’ve filled out the boxes, you’ll see that the boxes on the following pages (which are the actual worksheets) auto-populate with the kids’ names.

Now all you have to do is print those out and you can practice name writing. Hooray!

Happy writing!

Custom name tracing worksheets

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2 thoughts on “Practice Name Writing with This Custom Name Tracing Worksheet”

  1. Hi there! I am having trouble with the name tracing portion of this PDF. It is not populating with a dotted version of the name… it’s just populating as a solid print like it does in the first window. Any idea how I can fix this. Thank you! I love this website btw!!

    1. Dominique, thank you so much for your comment.
      We tried making a few versions of the name tracing sheets on different computers and it’s working for us (we use Adobe Acrobat for this). So I’m not sure what could be wrong.

      If you’d like, you can send us an email with the name you want to practice and we can make the practice sheet for you. Would that help?
      You can reach us at hello@yeswemadethis.com

      Best,
      Ula

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