When we went to the Science Museum last weekend, they had one room devoted to building activities for older kids. Their activities were simple and yet genius – I was amazed at what one can do with basic plastic cups! We decided to try cup stacking at home.
We got a large bag of 84 cups for $5 at our local grocery store, but this activity would be even more frugal with cups leftover from a party, or cups purchased on sale and with a coupon!
Aidan had done cup stacking before, and knew that if you build in a circle, you can get your stack to go higher. We then tried making a pyramid, but couldn’t figure out how to get it to work…
This activity would suit a wide range of ages – probably kindergarten on up. Gresham (4) was a little young. He didn’t quite understand the building principles with cups, and kept knocking it down unintentionally. However, for those with the building skills, this will hold their attention for a long time! There are so many variations on what you can build! A great activity for the upcoming bad weather months!
Does anyone have any cup stacking tips or ideas to add?
Linked to Frugal Friday