Cupcake rings come through the classroom on a regular basis. And while children are typically excited to put on the ring after they eat the cupcake (or during), they often lose interest in the ring quickly or don’t care to keep it. Plus, you hopefully don’t have a full two dozen in your class (although I know many of you do), but if you have extra cupcakes, pull out the rings before you put them in the lounge for the taking.
Wash the rings. Save your stash. Eventually you’ll end up with a nice cross section of seasonal, holiday, popular character and shape rings. Use them for story prompts. Use them for games. Use them in pinatas. Use them for grouping children for activities. The possibilities are endless and they inspire and unlock the creative spirit.