With the first day of school looming on the horizon for many families, I wanted to share a fun project I did yesterday with my children – ages 10 and 7.
We created our very own First Day of School Time Capsule.
Although we homeschool, I think this idea would work for anyone — whether your kids go to private school, public school or do school at home.
To start with, I made up an All About Me Survey for my children with questions like:
You can download my All About Me Back to School Survey HERE – and of course feel free to switch up the questions to match your children’s interests.
They each worked hard on writing out their answers — and yes, I did encourage them to use their best handwriting!
Once they finished up their answers, we moved on to decorating their “time capsule”. I was going to bury them in the backyard, but I was a bit worried that the paper would get destroyed underground without a better container than a recycled glass pickle jar (which is what we were going to use).
So instead, they illustrated manilla envelopes and we’ll store them away in our bank safety deposit box.
I can’t wait to find out how they’ve changed in just a few short months!
Do you have any special Back to School traditions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.