Ways to participate in Celebrate your name week | Examiner.com

“Shirley!
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!”

Many of you will recognize those lines from? the Name Game song and singing the Name Game is one of the many ways to participate in Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) which is March 7th through the 13th in 2010.?

Celebrate Your Name Week was started in 1997 by Jerry Hill an American whose hobby is onomatology, the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names.? CYNW is a week set aside to participate in name related activities and crafts. Within CYNW there are special days :

  1. Name Tag Day , March 5th (yes, it is 2 days before? CYNW starts..some folks do this day on March 11th but its up to you)
  2. Namesake Day, March 7th
  3. Fun Facts about Names Day , March 8th
  4. Unique Names Day, March 9th
  5. Learn What Your Name Means Day, March 10th
  6. Middle Name Pride Day, March 12th
  7. Geneaology Day, March 13th

Here are a few ways to celebrate CYNW:

Read books about children and their names – Picture? Books about Names for CYNW

Revisit the famous name story Rumpelstiltskin and make Mirror Name Pictures

Three marvelous ways to celebrate Name Tag Day are to:

Write/Draw an Acrostic Name Poem. These are very simple poems in which the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase vertically. The writer uses each letter of their name to begin descriptive word or phrase. For example:

  • L is for laughing, always finding joy
  • A is for artistic, finding beauty as she goes
  • N is for neat, well…at least she tries
  • I is for Imagination, something she has a great deal of

Write an Instant Name Poem

Learn the Meaning of your name

Make a simple Beaded Name Bracelet
You’ll need:
* Beads- plain and alphabet
* String or cord
* Scissors
How to:

  1. Cut the string the length of your wrist plus 4 to 6 inches
  2. Tie a knot 2 or 3 inches from one end.
  3. Find the beads that spell your name and a few decorative beads for before and after your name
  4. Put the beads in the correct order and them place them on the string
  5. Be sure to leave room to make a knot on the? end plus 2 or 3 inches , depending on what you did in the beginning
  6. When bracelet has been completed, tie it onto your wrist.

There are many, many, many other ways to participate in Celebrate Your Name Week! Hopefully these suggestions will give you a good start.

Happy Crafting!





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