5th Grade Pass Time: Cup-in-Ball

 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

By: Julia W.

The ball in a cup game has been very popular in fifth grade. This game typically has a wooden handle, with a small ball attached to a string and one cup, in which the player tries to catch the ball. Different versions of this game are played all over the world.

There are three various versions of the same game in the 5.2 homeroom.  Liam M. and Cash B. are two fifth graders in 5-2 that are particularly infatuated with the game. They are also good friends and this game highlights their friendly competitive nature. To date, Liam’s record is getting the ball in a cup 108 times in a row and Cash’s record is 64 times in a row. Those records are from the medium sized game.


Another student in 5.2, Nahor S., combined his creative skills and knowledge of this popular game during Tinker Time, and he created his own game out of classroom supplies. Students and teachers alike were impressed by his inventive skills. Of course, it has the simple part about the ball and the cup part, but he decided to make it even more fun by adding another fun twist to his version. He added a little bowl shaped contraption at the end of the handle, so you can try to land the ball in it too.  



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