With a new school year here I combined a few of those ideas and came up with this activity.
Print a card for each child with the first letter of their name. Cut it out.
On the back side of the card, put a picture of the child. Laminate cards.
Gather the children together. Have a child stand showing a picture of themselves and say:
My name is Joe. (turn card)
My letter is "J".
Can you say my sound, j-j-j-JAY.
This activity is great for learning social skills by taking turns. It's good to have children stand up and be in front of their peers and practice public speaking. It gives kids a pride in sharing about themselves. For those listening, this is awesome for beginning letter recognition and letter sounds. If you are working in home environment tweak the activity. Include cousins, neighbors and grandparents pictures. Change the rhyme to say.
His/Her name is Joe. (turn card)
His/her letter is "J".
I can say his/her sound, j-j-j-JAY.
If you are looking for printable cards with letters, you can find them here at Making Learning Fun.