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Cup stacking is a great way to improve dexterity and hand eye coordination and makes a great individual or even a group challenge! The aim of the game is to make pyramids out of cups as quickly and neatly as you can while being timed. (You can also do this without being timed too)

Equipment Needed

  • 9 Paper/Plastic cups in pile of 3
  • Stopwatch(optional if timing)
  • Flat surface/table


  1. Have your clients put their hands face down on the table in front of their piles of 3.
  2. When you start the clock, they have to stack up each pile into a pyramid using both hands.
  3. Once they have stacked all 3 pyramids they must go back to where they started, dismantle each pyramid and put the cups back into 3 piles using both hands.
  4. When they have finished they must lace their hands back on the table in front of their cups and you need to stop the clock.
  • If you using the timer see who stack up and took down their cups the quickest?
  • Who had the neatest stacks?
  • Who lost all their cups?


Tip: Practice with 1 pile and build up to 3 to increase the challenge.