Here is a great alternative to doing alphabetical order on paper. If a student gets one word out of order their whole paper is wrong and they have to erase a lot... it can get pretty messy. Here's a great way to practice alphabetical order without having to erase. You could even add a self check component by numbering the inside of the cups.
A pinner suggested having alphabetical order races with the cups...fun! You could also see who can put numbers in order the fastest. The possibitiles are endless!
We also use cups for place value (which came from
My Second Grade Journal) and word family practice.
Cups can also be used for Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To Practice: