Indoor Activities for Kids

Indoor Activities for Kids

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Stompin' Feet

Adult help needed.

Families who live in poverty often can’t afford toys, so kids make their own. You can do the same by recycling cans and pretending you’re one of the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust!

  • 2 empty tin cans
  • punch-type can opener
  • black marker
  • bright fingernail polish or acrylic paint
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • nylon stretch cord or sturdy string


  1. Place cans open-end down, which will be the elephant feet. Punch 2 holes in each side of cans near the tops.
  2. With marker, draw an outline of 4 toenails on bottom open edges of cans. Paint toenails and let dry.
  3. Cut two cords to about 5 or 6 feet, depending on your height. Thread cord through holes, then tie loose ends in a knot.
  4. Stand on cans, pulling up on cords, and try walking around. You could even have an elephant-feet race!