Activity of the Week: Tin Can Telephones

Activity of the Week: Tin Can Telephones

Do you remember playing telephone as a kid? I was so amazed when I made my first one and it worked! Its a great way to teach kids about sound waves, or simply have some fun!

Tin Can Telephone


  • 2 Tin Cans
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • String
  • An anchor (optional)
  • Washi Tape or Paint to Decorate
  1. Make sure to clean the can and file down any sharp ends
  2. Decorate the cans!
  3. Use a nail to make a hole on the bottom of each can
  4. Pull your string through each of the holes and either tie a knot or attach an anchor
  5. Start talking!


Easy Activity for Toddlers

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