This easy cup hunt game is a simple and entertaining way to teach children how to recognize
alphabet letters. (It can easily be changed to work on sight words, numbers and math facts too.)
Try it out, then become a
VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your learners.
Setting up the game is really very easy. First, gather a few supplies:
5 mailing labels,
Something to hide (small balls, marbles, pom poms, etc.)
Choose 5 letters and write each one on a cup. (I like to introduce a few letters at a time so that I don’t overwhelm kids.)
Then invite your kids over to join you. See?! I promised it was easy.
ABC Cup Hunt
Show the kids what you’re going to hide underneath one of the cups. In my example, I used a bright green pom pom but you could really use anything.
Ask a volunteer to close her eyes as you hide the treasure underneath one of the cups.
When you’re ready, have her open her eyes, read a letter written on one of the cups, and look underneath it to see if it’s covering the object.
Continue playing until she finds the hidden object. This
ABC game is so easy to set up and seriously fun to play! Find More
Join the most valuable teaching membership for pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers: The Plato Pack!
Would you like 24/7 unlimited access to all of Playdough to Plato’s math and literacy centers, STEM challenges and digital games including hundreds of exclusive printables you can’t find anywhere else? Check out
The Plato Pack!