Last year I made a cup stacking activity for our math centers. The cups were labeled 1-100 and the students had to stack them and count to 100. They. were. OBSESSED. So I made sight word cups and addition and subtraction cups. Guess what the most popular centers were for months? The cups. So if something engages my kids, then I’ll keep working to bring that activity into our classroom because it’s our job to meet our kids where they are and bring their interests into their learning. That means letter stacking cups for letter recognition are our newest cup stacking game. Cue the obsession for the beginning of the year. Did I mention obsessed?!
What I love about these cup stacking is that they are super easy and cheap to make. The cups hold up well. And this is an easy way to bring STEM activities into your classroom!
You’ll need: cups and labels!
For labels, I used AVERY 8163 Shipping labels!
You’ll also need cups! Solo cups or Hefty cups are great. I got mine at Wal-Mart and chose two different colors so the uppercase letters are one color and lowercase letters are a different colors.
First, you need to print the letter labels!
Next, simply stick the labels on the cups!
Students will match the uppercase and lowercase letters and stack the cups to work on letter recognition!
These stacking cups are stored in an extra large Zip-Loc bags!
For more cup stacking activities, check out these posts:
Also check out our ABC BOOTCAMP curriculum for a research based, classroom proven letters and sounds curriculum!
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