This is such an inexpensive activity and one of our go-to activities when we are stuck inside in the winter with little ones. This would be especially fun with colorful cups like these! I recommend this activity for ages 3 and up (because sometimes younger ones just like to squeeze the cups…and then they break or get cracks which I fear could hurt them).
Anyway, we used to do this only inside a fenced area because our puppy and toddler niece would knock everything over…so that’s why the pictures are the way they are!
Stack It Up Cups – Easy Activity Using Common Household Items
On a flat, large area, give your kids the cups. Let them build!
You may need to show them how to stack the cups if they don’t figure it out at first.
Challenge them to make a variety of structures. Can you make a wall? Can you make a tower? How tall can you make the tower? Can you turn them over and build with them a different way?
This is a great fine motor activity. It can also be great for problem-solving if you give them challenges to try!