With summer well upon us and the temperatures soaring, it’s either the pool or playing inside for us. Looking for a quick non-screen activity to help keep boredom at bay? We repurposed yogurt cups to make the classic ball and cup game!

Start with:

  • Yogurt Cup
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Wooden Bead
  • Colorful Tape and/or Stickers

Create It!

Using tape, stickers or a combination of the two, decorate the outside of the yogurt cup.

Cut approximately 12 in. of string and tie one end to the wooden bead.

Punch hole on side of the decorated yogurt cup. Tie remaining end of string to the hole in the yogurt cup.


Getting just the right amount of momentum to make the ball land in the cup takes a bit of practice but hearing the satisfying “clink” of the ball landing inside of the cup is happy music on a long summer day!