DIY Popsicle Stick Name Activity

A child's name is arguably the most important word they will learn in their lifetime because it's a part of their identity. It is one of the main reasons why it's so important for them to learn and know it at an early age.

A great way to teach name recognition is to focus on the letter's in your child's name by making up songs about their name and creating interactive activities for them to begin identifying the letters in their name.

Today, I wanted to share a quick and easy way help your child practice learning the letters in their name by using popsicle sticks and paper. We used cardstock paper because it's sturdier, but standard printer paper will suffice as well.


The length of your tot's name will determine which way you will fold the paper. If your child has more than 7 letters, use thinner sticks or fold the paper "hot dog" instead of "hamburger" to give yourself more room.

  • Craft (Popsicle) Sticks
  • Marker
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Envelope


  • Fold the paper about 1/3 of the way up and tape the sides down.
  • Staple the correct number of pockets for your child's name. You may need to fold the ends to reach the middle.
  • Write each letter of your child's name on a single popsicle stick in uppercase letters. Flip the sticks over and write the corresponding letters in lower case. 
  • Tape an envelope to the back of the activity for easy popsicle stick storage

    Not only can you use this activity to teach letter names, but it's a great way to focus on letter sounds as well.

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