Learning Rainbow Order Stacking Cups

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Today we’re sharing rainbow stacking cups, possibly one of the simplest learning activities that we’ve put together.  These DIY stacking cups are a wonderful way for teaching rainbow order, and so much fun to play with over and over again. Kids can benefit from the motor planning benefits of this activity too, working on gross motor skills and fine motor skills. 
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.

Learning Rainbow Order

 
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These rainbow stacking cups are really so easy to put together.  I used 

styrofoam cups 
 tape 
and cardstock
in a rainbow of colors.

 
Cut the cardstock into strips lengthwise. 
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.

Tape the cardstock onto the rims of the cups.  The activity is set for learning and play!
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.
We had SO much fun with these rainbow cups!  We stacked them up in random and rainbow orders.  As we stacked, we said the colors of the rainbow.  Little Guy (age 5) considers himself an expert in knowing the colors of the rainbow in correct order and was sure to correct Little Sister (age 3) in the accurate stacking of the rainbow.
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.

 
We used the cups to build towers and buildings over and over again.
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.
These cups make a great collection cup for a rainbow scavenger hunt.  Go around the house looking for matching colored items to fill the cups.  We found crayons, ribbons, scrap paper, toys, Legos…This is a fun way to work on color identification with preschoolers.
DIY Rainbow Stacking Cups for color identification, color order, and learning rainbows with this stacking and building nesting toy.

 
These rainbow stacking cups were a DIY hit in our house!
 
Here are some other rainbow order activities:
 
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Rainbow Cereal Craft
Rainy Day Mum: Rainbow Smash Cookies
Where Imagination Grows: Stained Glass Rainbow craft