Simple activity to warm up stackers and review stacking patterns
Establish a perimeter with markers or cones. Build the perimeter as large as possible. The teacher should remove one cup from each set of 12 and then give each student 11 cups to randomally place around the room. Then hand out the remaining single cup to each student and they site with that cup as their "home base" and wait for the go signal.
On the ‘go’ signal; stackers move in and out of the activity area collecting one cup at a time and returning it to their home base. The cups they collect must be the same color as their home base cup. Once stackers have retrieved all 11 cups, completing their set of 12, they stack a designated pattern, and then signal their completion by raising their hand.
Place cups in a straight line from one end of the gym to the other. Students run to the first cup and bring it back to the start. They then go get the second cup and bring it back and so on, until they have retrieved all their cups. Can also retrieve cups from farthest to closest.