I am recently obsessed with using plastic Solo cups in our classroom. They’re fun and cheap and make great STEM activities. The stacking of the cups is great for incorporating fine motor skills while we’re learning. These addition and subtraction cups are our third Solo cup activity and the kids are loving it! This activity gives us practice with addition and subtraction to 10 with a fun, hands on and engaging math activity!
These cups are super simple to create. We used black plastic cups from Party City and neon shipping labels from Amazon!
The cups are $6.99 for 100 cups and they are buy one get one free!! SCORE! We bought 200 cups but ran short so you’ll need 300 if you’re going to do addition and subtraction cups to 10!
Now, if you don’t want to print on labels that’s totally ok. Just use a light-colored cup and you can write on the cups with Sharpies! BAM!
Print your addition equations and answers on the labels. And attach the labels to the cups.
Students solve the equation and match the equation cup and answer cup! As they add and subtract they stack the cups!