Explore It!

These activities are open-ended and not intended to make a particular object (like animals or vegetables). They instead focus on developing skills and ways to use tools as the next step up from Mess with It! activities.


Tracing is a fun way to draw shapes! Draw circles using cups and create interesting patterns!

Follow Archie’s guide and try your own ways to trace cups and other materials!

Suggested Materials

  • Paper cups (different sizes)
  • Markers (or other drawing/coloring materials)
  • Try anything else that you can trace!