Warm up your stackers’ hands and minds while stacking around the table.
Place tables so stackers can easily move around the table’s perimeter. Place stackers four to a table with their cups downstacked in front of them and their hands resting on the table surface.
On the ‘go’ signal, stackers upstack and downstack the determined pattern. Once all the stackers at a table complete the pattern, they move around the table to their right (counter clockwise) and begin stacking the next set of Speed Stacks. Stackers continue to stack and change positions around the table until you give the ‘stop’ signal.
Each students places their own cups in columns of 3 in a large square on the floor with each column about 5 feet apart on each side. When the teacher says, “Go,” the student goes to each set of cups and upstacks them and then goes back around the square again to downstack them. The teacher can have students time themselves or race a student at another square.