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Title of Bulletin Board: Anyway You Stack It

Category: Physical Education

Suggested Grade Level: 2-5

Materials: Broken Speed Stacking Cups, Heavy Card Stock, Glue Gun, Construction Paper


Every year, I have cups that break during my Speed Stack unit. I decided to hang on to some of the "better cups" and asked my husband to cut them in half with some of his tools. In my scrapbook paper stash, I found some heavy cardboard type card stock. After deciding on cup placement, I used my glue gun and ran a bead of hot glue on the cut edges of the cup. I placed it where I wanted it on the card stock. To make sure it stayed glued, I ran another bead of glue around the outside edge. I continued this process until I had created a 6-stack.

Before hanging the cup stacks, I used a utility knife to cut away the excess card stock. I left about 1/4 - 1/2 inch so that I could attach it to the bulletin board using staples and/or tacks.

The letters were cut out using my Cricut machine that I use for scrapbooking. My unit was almost over by the time I was done with the bulletin board, so I chose a saying the was geared for Physical Education. Next year, I'll create a saying that will promote the Speed Stack unit.

I received several compliments from the students and they especially liked that I recycled the broken cups. I have a new supply of broken cups now and plan to make some 3-stacks and a 10-stack.

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Submitted by Debra Bottorf who teaches at Victoria Elementary in Victoria, KS. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/29/2009 9:48:39 PM. Viewed 9714 times since 4/28/2009.

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Previous Comments:

Kathy Putta

I am saving my broken cups! I love your idea!

Bob Fox

Hey Debra, thanks for sharing this great bulliten board idea for your SPEED STACKS Sport Stacking unit! Very COOL!

Just a reminder that Speed Stacks are very durable but not indestructable and those purchased for a school program have a Lifetime Warranty! Be sure and let us know the ones you need replaced and we will send them to you for FREE!

Bob Fox
President and Founder
Speed Stacks, Inc.

Diane Penella

From one Stacker to another...YOU ROCK!

PS I sent your bulletin board idea to Bob Fox at Speed Stacks. I know he will think YOU ROCK too!!

Keep the kids moving and KEEP ON STACKING!