- Pen or Marker
- Three cups
- Cut out circles of paper that will be small enough to hide under your cup. I have a circle punch I use for scrapbooking, which made this very easy to make. If you don't have a punch, you could trace circles onto paper. You could also just make squares small enough to fit under your cup.
- Write different letters on each piece of paper. I wrote the uppercase letter on one side of the circle and lowercase on the other side of the circle. If you don't like your handwriting, you could use alphabet stickers.
- Set out three cups on the table.
- Place a letter under one of the cups.
- Have your child guess which cup the paper is under.
- Have your child identify which letter it is once he finds it.
- Take turns hiding the letters. My son's favorite is hiding the letters for me to find.
Here is a photo of the letters I made. I have shown both upper case and lower case letters:
I got this idea from the Preschooler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner, page 118. For more about this book, see Book Review: The Preschooler's Busy Book .