A family time capsule is such a fun way to celebrate the New Year. The activity makes good use of time together as we reflect on all the fun we had the year before.
No matter what age our kids, this is something that can be done as a family.
We make a time capsule!
Make and Decorate a Family Time Capsule
It is fun to be working together to put together a family time capsule to remember the memories and things that we don’t want to forget in the coming years.
Our capsule isn’t fancy. We start with decorating an old shoe box. The kids can choose from paint, stickers, and glitter glue – whatever their hearts desire for time capsule decoration!
Once the box is as beautiful as it can be, we’ll start working on the contents.
What to Put in a Time Capsule
Here are some ideas that you might want to include in a family time capsule that will help tell your story of the year:
- Pictures of each family member
- A list of accomplishments and successes
- Current height and weight
- Favorite things. This list could get really long. Think of favorites such as food, sport, color, school class, song, movie, ice cream flavor, book, TV show, birthday present, best friend, etc.
- Most wonderful memory from this holiday season
- A small memento such as a small toy or other cherished keepsake
- Predictions for the coming year such as how much taller children thing they will grow or for adults, which two teams will make it to the Big Game!
What is really fun about a family time capsule is that we get to open it up again in one year. Next New Year’s Eve we’ll open our time capsule and relive all the wonderful memories and see how our predictions came out.
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And don’t forget the NYE party snacks for kids…we have you covered there!