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Having a morning sign-in and evening sign-out attendance routine is a great name recognition activity-kids just LOVE finding their names!
Place a Who is here Today? sign-in mat, and a Who is at home? sign-out mat in your welcome Area, or in a binder. As the children arrive in the morning they find their name on the "Who is at home?" mat and move their names to the "Who is here today?" mat (attach with Velcro). Likewise, in the evening, when they are ready to go home, they move their names again.
These can also be used as a group welcoming activity. when you start your morning meeting, or circle time activities. You can even use the name cards to select children for your group games!
Auto populate all of the name cards at once, with this easy to fill in class list form!
Notice how excited the children are to find their own name, and how soon they will be discovering their friends names as well. In the evening, the children look forward to getting ready to go in a timely manner so that they can "Sign-Out" right before they leave.
This 67-page .pdf file includes the following themed sign in and sign out activities for your whole year:
Automated Class List
Back to School
Apple Tree/Apple cards
Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin cards
Fire Safety/Fire Truck cards
Halloween/Candy Corn cards
Fall Tree/Leaf cards
Christmas Tree/ornament cards
Dental Health/Toothbrush cards
Valentine’s/Candy Heart cards
St. Patrick’s Day/Gold Coins cards
Easter Basket/Egg cards
Ice Cream cards
Fourth of July/Star cards
TOS & Graphics Credit
How to personalize a printable
I've made a tutorial showing you how easy it is to personalize these printables.
Other options to personalize include:
1. Printing the name cards "blank" and writing in each child's name
2. Printing them "blank", laminating them. and attaching a label for easy removal.
After you have assembled the name cards, simply attach velcro dots to the name cards, and mats.
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