Could be good for word work station. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip.
Use the cups as a visual way for child to work on alphabetical order or other language sequencing tasks. Write words on each cup, and stack them in alphabetical order. -just styrofoam cups and a marker