There is something fun about bringing out old games that it seems like kids don't play anymore. I'm pretty sure when I made this stringed telephones as a kid we used cans, but plastic cups are a great (and easier) alternative.
When writing out my list of things to do this summer, I knew this was an activity that would be much more fun as a group instead of just my two boys. Enter in...cousins.
Pull the string tight.
And to make it even more fun, we added in a little game of "telephone" with our plastic cup phones.