Time Capsule

Creative Arts

Ages: 2.5 years +

Making memories! Time capsules contain a collection of treasures and memories which your child can hide away for their future self. Watch their excitement grow as they design, fill, and bury this snapshot in time. 

Choose a time capsule 

The container you choose for your time capsule is dependent on where you wish to store it. 

For indoor storage try: 

  • Shoe box 
  • Tupperware 
  • Money box 
  • Plastic storage bin 
  • Old suitcase 

For outdoor storage it needs to be weather-proofair and watertight, and made of a material suitable for burying; try: 

  • Old paint can (cleaned) 
  • Mason jar 
  • Old coffee can 

Optional items to include in your time capsule 

There are numerous items you can include in your time capsule. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

  • Current family pictures 
  • A letter to your child 
  • A letter from your child 
  • A future birthday card 
  • Your child’s hand/footprint 
  • The days newspaper 
  • One of your child’s toys or books 

    Making your time capsule 

    • For outdoor storage, take extra precaution to preserve your memories by sealing your items in zip lock bags before inserting into the time capsule. 
    • For indoor storage, ask your child to decorate the time capsule. 
    • Trace your child’s hand or foot so they can see how much they have grown in the future. 
    • Look for some family photos or take and print pictures of you and your child in the moment creating your time capsule. 
    • Why not write a letter or birthday card to your child which they can enjoy reading in the future. 
    • Encourage your child to write a letter or draw a picture which they wish to include. This can be things like what they want to be when they grow-uptheir favourite cartoon show, or favourite song. 
    • Ask your child when in the future they would like to open the time capsule, (e.g., 5 years from now). Make note of the time and date they decide on. 
    • Choose a container by determining if you will store your time capsule in or outdoors. 

    Tips to increase the fun 

    • If you decide to bury your time capsule outside in the yard, why not invite the rest of the family and make it a formal ceremony by having some food and taking lots of pictures. 
    • An activity for another day can be making a plaque to mark when and where your time capsule was buried, and the future time and date it will be opened. 

    At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

    Conversations with your child

    • Do you want to store your time capsule indoors or bury it in the garden? 
    • What date should we open your time capsule in the future? 
    • Can you ask mommy/daddy if they would like to add anything to your time capsule? 
    • How would you like to decorate your time capsule? 
    • What would you like to put in your time capsule? 

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