Make these easy and colorful paper mittens, then play games that teach your preschooler how to match upper- and lowercase alphabet letters, like hide and seek mittens, memory match, matching a mitten to an object with the correct beginning sounds and many more. We've had loads of fun with these all week!
Gather your supplies, then draw a template of a pair of mittens. (Think small: you have to make 26 pairs!) If you don't want to draw, search for "mitten template printable" on the Internet. There are many free, printable options.
Next, I wrote uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters onto the mittens. Having both of the letter A's on purple paper, for example, would also help my preschooler to match them up. Also, that way, each letter would have a left mitten and a right mitten. These are clues that you can use later if your child is unable to find the match. "Look for a purple letter," "Look for a mitten with the thumb on the other side," etc.
Another game we played was to just scatter them on the floor and find the matches. You could also do this as a memory game by turning them all over and taking turns finding a match.