Time Capsule for Kids

Creating a time capsule for kids is a great family fun activity that the whole family can participate in. This is a great way to capture a moment in time that your family can go back and look at later. You’ll need to set yourself a reminder to go back and look inside the time capsule in a few years.
Time Capsule For Kids
Here are some fun ideas for items to include in your family time capsule:

  • A Current Newspaper: It would be a great reminder of what was going on in the world on the day you created your time capsule.
  • A Sales Flyer: It would be interesting to go back and see how the cost of items have changed over the years.
  • A Take Out Menu: Include a take out menu from your favorite restaurant as a reminder of your favorite foods!
  • Family Photo: Include a current family photo in front of your house or on a recent family vacation.
  • A Letter To Your Future Self: Each family member could write a letter to their future self including items like what do they think they’ll be doing in 10 years, where do they see themselves living in 10 years, where do they hope they’ve traveled, what do they hope they drive, etc.
  • Personal Quiz: Each family member can complete this free printable personal quiz about themselves. It summarizes all of their current favorites.
  • Favorites: Of course you don’t want to put away your favorite things in a time capsule, but how about including pictures of them? This could include pictures of your kids with their favorite toy, a picture of yourself in your favorite outfit, etc.
  • Drawings: Have your children create drawings to include in the time capsule.
  • Craft: Have your family complete a small craft together and include this in the time capsule.
  • Catalogue: Include a toy catalogue in the time capsule for kids and have them circle everything on their current wishlist.
  • Write a Poem: As a family, write a funny rhyming poem to include in the time capsule.
  • Photos: Include a few photos of memorable events throughout the past year like birthdays, holidays, special awards, vacations, etc.

What items would you include in a time capsule for kids? Have you ever made a time capsule?

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  1. What a fabulous idea!

  2. Oh this is one of those ideas I love but never seem to do…..

  3. These are some really great ideas! My boyfriend has been talking about a time capsule now I will be showing this to him! Thanks.

  4. What a smart idea to do a family time capsule. I know the schools do that all the time, but, I’ve never thought to do it with the family

  5. I’ve never thought to do one with my own family either, what a great idea! I pinned it for later, I so want to do this!

  6. What a fabulous idea, I love this!!

  7. such a neat idea!

  8. This is a neat idea!! I’m not sure there would be anything else to add. The flyer would be fun to look back at.

  9. Love this activity, will find time for it

  10. What a fun idea!! I would add a video of the family interviewing each other. Although that could be tricky to watch in 10 years. Who knows what we’ll be watching videos on! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday.

  11. I love this idea. We did this one year as a kid and buried it in the yard. Before we moved we dug up almost the whole yard and couldn’t find it! Perhaps we’ll just put it up in the attic this time around. Thanks so much for the motivation to do this!!

  12. How cute! I love this idea! There are so many ways you could take it & it would be exciting for the kids :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at Sharing Time!

  13. Hi Cheryl! What a fabulous idea. I love it. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays here at Domesblissity in Australia. Its nice to see a new face. I’m featuring this at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again some time.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  14. So fun! Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday!


  15. Hi Cheryl! This is such a fun idea.

    I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I featured this post in 8 Great Organizational Ideas from Creativity Unleashed!

    Thanks for linkin’ up!

  16. What a great idea!! We will have to try this. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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