STORY CUPS

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My today’s post continues the series of posts on crafts and low-cost ideas for the classroom (See CREATIVE LOW-COST TEACHING/LEARNING AIDS to learn how to make low-cost flip cards, small books, vocabulary organizers, puppets and game fields out of a sheet of paper).

Today we will try to make a reusable alternative for cut-and-paste worksheets. You will not need to print out worksheets for kids, and they will need neither scissors nor glue.

Materials:

You will need 3 water cups (make sure they’re transparent) and a permanent black marker (or several coloured markers).

Take the first cup and draw a face, or a face with a body.

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Now take the second cup, stack it onto the first one and draw trousers with shoes. Rotate the cup and draw shorts, or trousers, or skirts on the cup.

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Take the third cup, stack it onto the second cup and add shirts or t-shirts.

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The three cups will be enough to play. Get learners to rotate the cups, dress up and describe their stickmen.

You can also use a fourth cup to add different hair styles. Stack the fourth cup onto the third cup and draw different hair styles.

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And the fifth cup can be used for accessories.

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Now the cups are ready to play.

Get kids to rotate the cups, dress up and describe their stickmen.

Tips:

  • Use wet napkins to remove permanent marker from the cup.
  • Instead of a stickman, get kids to create different monsters.

Happy teaching!

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Images: Special thanks go to my daughter Pauline for the cups and creative ideas.

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8 thoughts on “STORY CUPS

  1. Hello Svetlana, thanks a lot for sharing. I’m not quite sure about how I can incorporate this brilliant idea into my Business English classes, however, I’m stealing it for playing with my little son 🙂 It’s wonderful, thanks!!

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