Cup Building Formations


Cup building formation activity is a lot of fun for kids and gives them a lot of practice with problem solving and spatial awareness. Use these templates to add onto the open-ended activities to encourage them to try to copy and model what they see.  Download includes an activity planner that provides you the information to extend their learning with questions, and more challenging ideas.

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Cup building formations are an inexpensive and novel way to incorporate the rich experience of building into your day. Download the activity planner and cup formation templates for ideas and ways to enrich the learning experience with hands-on fun!


After they’ve had fun building open ended structures and following some of the templates, try some how to knock it down experiments. Drive a car, roll a ball, or blowing on them to see what works.