K Cup Ideas for Classrooms

K CUP CUP TOWER CHALLENGE

Join our global K Cup Tower Building Challenge!

K CUPS FOR MATH

Check out the many ideas and math lessons here: K Cups Math Resource Page

K CUPS FOR ART

Check out this masterpiece by Mrs. Evershed’s Grade 7 Class from Earnscliffe SPS in Brampton Ontario! Builds creativity, problem solving and collaboration.

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WORTH A MINT- FATHER”S DAY GIFT

Use two K Cups to package the mints for this sentimental Father’s Day gift. Students personalize the card. Follow the simple visual instructions and download the PDF of the card. Enjoy!

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GIVE THE GIFT OF A TREE

Use the filters and coffee grounds saved from K Cups to pot your trees/flowers! An environmentally friendly, symbolic gift!

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Follow these simple visual instructions!

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MAKE COFFEE GROUND PLAY DOUGH

My students are repurposing the coffee grounds saved from the K Cups to make play Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 1.28.46 PMdough! We are donating it to our younger classes and also using it for math (see below)!

Here is also a link to a video to make a different coffee ground play dough recipe. 

 Ingredients

– 2 cups of coffee grounds

-1 1/2 cups  of corn mealScreen Shot 2015-05-13 at 1.28.56 PM

– 1/2 cup of salt

– 1 cup water

-10 full  k-cups of flour

Directions

First add 2 cups of coffee grounds into a large bowl. Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 1.29.05 PM

Mix in 1 1/2 cups of corn meal.

Gradually add in 1/2 of salt then stir.

Then add 1/2 to 1 cup of water slowly while stirring.

Finally add 10 full k-cups of flour and kneed with hands for 2 min adding more flour if necessary.

Enjoy!

USE COFFEE GROUD PLAY DOUGH FOR MATH!

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My students are now using the coffee ground play dough to build solid objects and are
working out the math (i.e. surface area, volume, perimeter, area, etc).

USE K CUPS FOR STARTER POTS!

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For Mother’s Day, my students planted herbs for their moms. We used K Cups as starter pots!

USE K CUPS TO MAKE MUSIC!

My students are making music with K Cups. Check out our video!

USE K CUPS TO BUILD TOWERS!

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Children of all ages LOVE building towers. Check out the cool towers my students have
made. They also like the single stack challenge. The record in 20 K Cups stacked can you beat it?

Have any other ideas for K Cups? Please share your ideas in the “Reply” section below. Check back often as this page will be updated with new uses for K Cups!

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One Response to K Cup Ideas for Classrooms

  1. Craig Mooney says:

    Checkout “Cathy’s Composters” out of Bratford, Ont.
    We purchased a bin for my class. Vermicomposting is the process of using Red Wiggler worms to quickly compost. They especially like coffee grinds that would come out of used K-Cups. Good Luck!

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