Alphabet Beans


A fun matching game to help your child recognize lowercase letters and strengthen fine motor skills.


  • White, dry, beans
  • A basket or bowl  (to hold the beans)
  • Sharpie
  • Cupcake liners (or small pieces of paper taped to inside of tray)
  • A cupcake tin


  • Write lowercase letters on both beans and the the insides of cupcake liners (or paper)
  • Place beans in a small basket or bowl
  • Invite your child to match the beans to the corresponding cupcake tin


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Add Challenges: 

  • Depending on appropriate age and expectations, your child may prepare the work themselves!
  • Match uppercase beans with lowercase cupcake wrappers
  • Match small words or sight words if your child is a reader