Where will your family be in 20 years? Take some guesses and build your very own family time capsule in the process. Your kids will love this fun activity–complete with free printables–that will be treasured for years to come.
Twenty years seems like a long ways away. But it will be there before you know it. So, why not capture a moment in time right now that your family will LOVE sharing together down the road? It’s super easy. Take a look.
Print your FREE family time capsule kit
To start your fun family time capsule, click on the link below to download your FREE kit. Here’s what it includes. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco 🌮.
- Time capsule cover letter
- All about me
- Current events
- Family Faves
- My handprint
- Our family, our house
- Letter to me
Fill out your printables
What was life like 20 years ago? First off, no one had cell phones! What will life be like in 20 more years? Take a moment with your kids to fill out each form. Write down some of today’s current events, where you want to be in 20 years and your likes and dislikes. You’ll laugh at your old self 20 years down the road.
You can help your little ones who can’t write yet. It was funny to hear my kids’ answers as they thought about how many kids they want to have and what they want to be when they grow up.
Collect items for your capsule
Aside from your completed family time capsule printables, you can add anything else you might want to your capsule. But first, find a good study metal box to use as your time capsule. You can buy a simple time capsule keepsake. Or if you want to go all out, you can actually buy anti-corrosion waterproof stainless steel containers.
Here are some ideas of what items you can put in your time capsule:
- Favorite toys
- CD of your favorite songs
- Vial of perfume
- Old glasses
- Tickets stubs
- Grocery store ads
- List of dreams
- Handmade items
Bury your time capsule
Of course, you don’t have to bury your time capsule. However, it’s an exciting way to finish off this fun activity with your kids. We found a good spot in our backyard by our lilac bush. Hopefully in 20 years we will remember that it’s there! Ha ha!
Although, it is a bit of work to gather all of these items, you’ll be so glad you did it 20 years down the road. I hope this will be a fun activity for your family. What other ideas do you have for a family time capsule? Leave your comments below.
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