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Find the Letter

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Help your preschool child learn the alphabet by hiding a letter under one of three cups and asking her to find it.


  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen or marker
  • 3 plastic cups or coffee/tea mugs)


  1. Cut out circles of paper small enough to hide beneath a cup or a mug.
  2. Write different letters on each circle. Place three tea or coffee cups on the table and hide a paper circle under only one of them.
  3. Have your child guess where the letter is and identify the letter when she finds it.
  4. Take turns hiding the circles.