Kids learning to spell their own names is a big milestone! They’re so proud of themselves when they can spell and write their names by themselves.
It’s the perfect first word for kids to learn to spell so let’s give them a little practice!
Combine kids’ love of animals with a fun craft to give kids a chance to practice spelling their names with this lion name craft.
Plan some more fun and educational projects by checking out our name crafts for kids.
Name Lion Craft
Kids will have a roaring good time crafting their own lion out of paper and then arranging the letters in the correct order to spell their names. They could also write in the letters of their name to practice their handwriting.
This creative way for kids to learn to spell their names is a great project to do either at home or in the classroom. The template comes with an editable PDF so this craft can be customized with the exact spelling of your child’s name.
To get to the fun and learning, download and print the PDF, grab a few supplies, and gather up the kiddos!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Lion template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the lion template, edit it, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the mane.
Place the nose and mouth piece in the middle of the head, lining it up with the top of the face.
Next, glue the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
Take the completed head and glue it to the left part of the lion’s body.
Glue the tail fur to the tip of the lion’s tail.
Position the lion on the background piece of paper, near the top.
Take the bush letters and spell out the child’s name below the lion’s body.
Be sure to check out our many other animal crafts for kids while you’re here. We’re sure your kids will love making them as well!
Animal Ideas For Kids
Continue the fun after making this lion craft with some more animal crafts and activities! We have lots of great ideas featuring all sorts of animals your kids will love.
To get you started, we’ve listed some of our favorite animal project ideas below.
Animal Books For Kids
Looking for a fun way to spend quality time with your kids while also fostering their cognitive development? Reading books together is the answer!
By exposing your children to new words, concepts, and ideas, you can help expand their vocabulary, improve their comprehension skills, and develop their overall language abilities.
But reading aloud to kids doesn’t just benefit their academic performance – it also fosters a lifelong love of learning and an appreciation for literature.
So grab a book, snuggle up with your little ones, and watch them delight in the magic of storytelling! Some of our top animal books are below.
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Animal Crafts For Kids
Help kids develop essential skills with a craft! Crafting is a fun and beneficial activity that kids enjoy.
Not only is it entertaining and relaxing, but it’s also a great way for kids to strengthen skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, and so much more.
It also gives kids a chance to use their imaginations and creativity, so plan some fun animal crafts for your wild ones!
Paper Plate Sloth Craft – This animal may be super slow, but the craft version is quick and easy! This adorable little guy is made out of an ordinary paper plate, a few supplies, and our free template!
Panda Headband Craft – When kids are learning all about zoo animals, they’ll love the pandas! These beautiful animals are always mesmerizing, and so fun to watch at the zoo.
Bring home the excitement from seeing them in person with a headband craft that kids will love to pretend with!
Monkey Name Craft – Your little monkeys will have so much fun creating their own paper monkey and learning to spell their name with this cute craft! Grab the free template and a few basic supplies for kids to have fun learning with this project!
Handprint Zebra Craft for Kids – Just like a zebra’s stripe pattern, each of these handprint crafts will be unique and different! Kids will be amazed that their own handprint will become a zebra! Check out our tutorial for this cute craft!
Animal Activities For Kids
Bring the zoo home with these zoo animal worksheets! They’re great for your animal-loving kids to work on letter recognition, counting, handwriting, and more.
These pages are filled with animals your kids will be excited to learn with. This set of printables includes 24 different pages of games, puzzles, matching, and more!
Looking for a fun activity? These animal color by numbers are such a fun hidden picture activity! Kids will find the animals when they color in each of the numbered spaces.
This set is great for pre-k kids working on number and color recognition as well as fine motor skills. Your kiddos will be engaged and entertained with 7 different animal coloring pages, so grab these printables and the crayons or markers!
Get some scissor practice in for your kiddos with these polar bear cutting activity pages. Kids will get more accustomed to using their scissors with each activity sheet.
Using scissors will also build up hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and dexterity. Kids will follow along with this adorable polar bear in this free printable!
Grab these printable fox coloring pages for a quick and easy to prepare activity. Kids will love coloring in the 5 different fox pictures, and even practice reading with a simple sentence describing what the fox is doing on each page. Download and print these free coloring pages today!
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Lion template
- Download the lion template, edit it, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the mane.
- Place the nose and mouth piece in the middle of the head, lining it up with the top of the face.
- Next, glue the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
- Take the completed head and glue it to the left part of the lion's body.
- Glue the tail fur to the tip of the lion's tail.
- Position the lion on the background piece of paper, near the top.
- Take the bush letters and spell out the child's name below the lion's body.