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Rainbow-Themed Desk Name Plates

Teach Starter Publishing
| 1 page | Years: F - 3

Desk plates with the alphabet, a number line and a space for your student's name.

Make custom name plates for your students with these rainbow-themed desk name plates.

How to use Desk Name Plates in the Classroom

Desk name plates are the perfect tool for indicating where each student sits in your classroom as well as providing students with handy visuals they can reference during their learning.

Desk name plates help students remember where they sit, they also help you do the same! During the beginning of the year, they are particularly handy at helping you and your students remember the names of their classmates.

Name plates demonstrate the proper letter formation and line positioning of each student’s name by allowing you to choose the correct school font and handwriting lines.

Do you have a brand new class? Are you wanting to re-theme your classroom? Editable desk name plates are the perfect resource for you!

How to Customise Rainbow-Themed Desk Name Plates for the Classroom

A vibrant colour scheme in your classroom can make it a fun place to be! With these rainbow-themed desk name plates, your students names will pop!

These desk name plates have editable functions, allowing teachers to make personalised decisions about what features to include for their little learners. Along with the vibrant colours, this creates a perfect, personalised addition to your classroom.

The editable options on these customisable desk name plates include:

  • the name of the student
  • the letters of the alphabet (in both upper and lower case)
  • number lines (choose between 10, 20 and 30)
  • left and right hands.

You can also choose your state’s school font and font lines to help your students become familiar with correct letter formations.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

You can download these rainbow-themed desk name plates as is and write your students' names; however, if you are looking to save time - hit the ‘customise’ button!

We’d recommend printing your students’ desk name plates out on thick white durable card. Once you’ve printed them it’s time to adhere them to your students’ desks. Our hot tip is to use velcro dots or velcro strips - this means that you can remove the desk name plate when the desk is getting cleaned!

If you have students in your class that are tempted to fold the corners of their desk name plates. Another way to utlise the benefits of desk name plates without the hassle of tattered corners is to have a ‘desk folder’ for your students. This could be where they keep all of their work for the week that they need to get out at the start of each day - adhere their desk name plate to this folder.


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  • Kylie Smith

    I am needing the year 2 Qld font in the top section of the desk mat label - and also a number line to 30. Can that be made please.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Kylie, Unfortunately, those specific customisations are not available. As part of a recent website upgrade, we have had to make some changes to the way our custom resources work. We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause and are working hard to deliver a solution that works well.