In this lesson, pupils will practice letter formation and practice writing their name.

The addition of 3D printing provides an incentive for pupils to practice and develop their handwriting, specifically writing their name neatly.

Once students have practiced writing their name, they have the opportunity to write it neatly onto a 2D template and have this 3D printed as a “Name Stand” for their desk or to take home.

This is a great activity to encourage pupils to write their names neatly and the 3D printed name stand can be a reward to celebrate their achievements and provide them with something they can be proud of.


The following resources are available to support this project:

  • Teacher guide – including lesson plan and step-by-step instructions for preparing the 3D model files.
  • Name Handwriting Practice Worksheet
  • Name Stand Template

In The Classroom

This lesson assumes that pupils have already learned to form the letters of the alphabet and that they know the letters in their own name.  Additional support may be required for some pupils to ensure that they are able to write their name and succeed in this task. The name handwriting worksheet has a space at the top where you can write the pupils name in using the correct letter formation as a prompt for them to copy from if required.