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Child's Time Capsule

Help your child write a letter expressing her likes and dislikes, and then make a time capsule to put it in.

Time
  • 30 minutes to an hour

Materials

  • A few of your child's favorite things

Directions

  1. Make a time capsule together and be sure to include a few of your child's favorite things.
  2. Help your child to write a letter describing her favorite activities, friends, subjects, teacher, etc. Date the capsule, seal it with heavy tape, and put it away for a year, labeling it with the date you will open it. This activity guarantees that you will be talking during and afterward.

Extensions

  • Have your child help to make a time capsule for you, selecting things that you care about.
  • Talk about what you would both put into a capsule for your neighborhood, city, or country.
  • Discuss what an imaginary character on television or in a book would put into a time capsule.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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