Call me heavily influenced by the 80’s American Kid or whatever, but I always so keen on creating a time capsule. It just seemed like the “neatest” thing to do as a kid. Can you imagine being the one to find some one else’s time capsule from say 50 years ago?!! Wow!
And even with my own kids I’ve always wanted to do this. Now, in the time of Covid, I think the sparks flew even bigger, so much so when I saw another mom on IG share a free resource on this time capsule, I was all in! I mean, yes, we’ve been journaling our lockdown (almost) every morning, so we have record of all that, and it’s helping the kids sort through their emotions, but this? This is the kind of fun I was really keen to get the kids into…except with lockdown juggling act and demands, the time was never there. But then as a lucky twist of fate, this exact time capsule is turned out to be a part of Morgan’s school curriculum/project! So it opened itself up to finally being done!
Quite a few of you were also keen to see/try it, so here you go! See here.
A dope mama apparently made this, and has shared it for free.
I’ll definitely share ours with you as we go along, as there maybe a few more things we want to add to this time capsule that this resource doesn’t necessarily include. So check back soon for that! (follow on Instagram for quick updates on this and other activities)
We’ll take our time with this time capsule, Im definitely not going to add anymore pressure to the kids or myself. So we’ll probably do this over a few days – and hope the teacher understands our pace.
What I did want to add though was, if your kid is not totally into the idea yet, or has NO idea what this is, then reading some fun books on it sure helps, or even showing them movies that involves time capsules does. Morgy’s school reader covered a story of Biff, Kipper and chip fidning one, and then creating one themselves. This definitely helped land the concept for my girls and reminded morgy of the other movies I showed her where the kids actually did these time capsules. Mostly just have fun with it when you create the context for them, otherwise it may just end up being another boring shore for them that they wont be into. (Here’s an ok-ish you tube video you can show your kids. Its not amazing, but it’s short and helps land the concept.)