Scrabble Tiles + Muffin Tin = Alphabet Sorting Fun!

If you own the board game Scrabble (or Bananagrams, which is a "speed scrabble" knock off pictured above), then this is a fun sorting activity for your preschooler.

Grab all your tiles and an empty muffin tin.
ave your little one sort the letters into each cup.
This activity works best with two 12 cup tins (but can always be altered of course).
We ended up putting the x's, y's and z's in a little pile next to the tin.

The Muffin Tin Kids loved it!

My son, who is not as alphabetically advanced as my daughter, liked the scaled down version I made below. I chose A,B and C and had him put them in order- he loved that.

It just goes to show that there are a myriad of uses for those muffin tins!

*Originally published on this blog on 11-22-2008, reprinted with permission


  1. Wow, this is a great idea. I love it!

  2. My two year old ds loves the alphabet but hates sorting activities. So guess what I'm going to do:) Copy you!!!

  3. So awesome! I'm doing this with my four year old THIS WEEK! ;-) Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Someone should seriously start making a list of all things you can do with a muffin tin. I'm sure there are so many things that can be on the list!! Thanks for the fun idea. I think my daughter would love it...she's really into the ABC's these days.

    Just thought you should know that all of your creativity has inspired me so much and I gave you an award because I love your blog!!


  5. We use our muffin tins all the time - in addition to Muffin Tin Monday!

    I have the kids sort buttons. They do it by color, size, shape, texture, the list goes on... and it keeps them busy!

  6. I love this , and your whole blog! Can I link it on my site ? This is a great alphabet activity.

  7. Great idea, thanks I will use it for my daycare kiddos!!