Download our time capsule printable pack and get ready for a fun family activity with memories just waiting to be re-discovered!
Shortly after the construction crew finished the framing of our house, we were invited by the superintendent to come and have a look inside. We gave each of the kids their own Sharpie marker and let them graffiti their bedroom walls however they wanted!
Our 2-year-old thought it was amazing that she was actually being encouraged to write on her walls. Our 4 year old wrote his name a million times all over his room and the older kids wrote their names, favorite quotes, and some warnings to their siblings to “KEEP OUT!”
We made a video documenting the entire process – take a look:
If you’re a fan of the show Fixer Upper, you might have seen the episode where Chip found an old Pepsi bottle with a message inside it from a teenage boy who hid the bottle inside the walls of the home in the 1970s. Chip and Joanna (or the producers of the show) actually found this person with the help of social media, and they brought him to that same house 40 years after he left that message in the bottle. What a fun surprise!
That got me thinking about how fun a family time capsule would be for our family, and I came up with the fun idea to create some family time capsule printables!
Follow these step-by-step directions for successful DIY time capsule ideas. There’s no better way of sending a personal message to the future than this fun project!
Time Capsule Activity
MATERIALS NEEDED –
- time capsule container – a Mason jar or glass bottle is best.
- family time capsule printables (download here)
- family photos and memorabilia – movie tickets, receipts, newspaper clippings, family newsletter, favorite family memories, handprints, a list of birthdays and special occasions, copied pages from a diary during a historic event, etc.
- Download and print our printables.
- Gather the family together and then fill out the prompts and all the information sheets.
- Place the info sheets and any family photos and memorabilia into the glass jar.
- Bury the jar in your yard or in the walls of your home.
Your kids will LOVE putting together a little piece of their history! Such a great family activity!
FREE PRINTABLES YOU MIGHT ENJOY –
- Printable Playdate Invitations
- Notes for the Babysitter
- Summer Schedule for Kids
- Homework Incentive Punch Cards
- Family Goal Sheets (a fun New Year’s Eve time capsule!)
This post was originally published on Somewhat Simple in 2010.