Speed stacking is a very fun activity that requires focus, concentration, and practice, practice, practice. Speed Stacking is a great skill game that helps students work on hand/eye coordination, and bilateral thinking. Since students must use their right and left hands they are required to use both sides of the brain during the activity. The main focus and goal of speed stacking is for the students in 1st and 2nd grade to learn the beginning patterns of the cycle. The cycle consists of three patterns, the 3-3-3, the 3-6-3, and the 1-10-1. The first and second grades students work mostly on the 3-3-3 and 3-6-3 patterns. The 3rd and 4th grade focus and goal is to learn the transitions and perform the entire cycle.
Join the Club!!!
Every year, I hold a Speed Stacking Club once a week for a few months during the school year. The club usually meets in the morning a half hour before school. The club is free to anyone interested but is limited to 3rd and 4th grade students only. Flyers are sent home prior to the club starting date. How fast can you stack? The fastest time at Monclova School for the cycle is 12.34 seconds. Can you beat that?
Speed Stacking Links
http://speedstacks.com/content/?cat=4 (speed stacking videos).
http://www.worldsportstackingassociation.org/ (WSSA World Speed Stacking Association).