Saturday, April 7, 2018


Have you ever wished that you had a different name? Apparently April 9th is "Name Yourself Day." Wouldn’t your kids get a kick out of changing their first name for a day?  If you're working on your lesson plans today this would be a great way to make Monday MERRY!

Tell them about it a day ahead so they’ll have time to make their decision. (They’ll probably sort through dozens of names before choosing one.) Start the day by having each student tell their classmates their new name and explain why they chose it.

Sing this good morning song to the tune of “Good Night, Ladies” using their new name.
Hello, (new name).
Hello, (new name).
Hello, (new name).
We’re glad you’re in our room.

Let them make nametags, necklaces, bracelets, or crowns with their new name. Their new name could also be the catalyst for a story about an adventure they might have.


You should probably change your name as well. How about Queen ___ or King ____?

Money, Honey!
And if you name yourself, why not make some money with your picture? Wouldn't your kids love to draw their face on this $100 bill? I found this template on the internet and made a download for you.


I couldn't resist!