I am always looking for ways to invite the children just to explore colors. I have a set of brightly colored cups that I purchased this summer in the birthday party supplies at Target, so I brought them in for the children to play with…

I set them out on the table and let the children just play with them as they liked…

Some chose to stack the cups up to make a single line tall tower…

Others chose to stack them together across the table…

I was actually surprised that the children preferred stacking the cups inside each other rather than trying to stack them on top of one another. In this photo, the children worked together to create the tallest tower they could…

I actually purchased these cups to use on my light table but as you can see, the children had better plans for them!