Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time Capsule Fun

Back in October, my kiddos filled out a time capsule paper about themselves.  We then put them in paper towel tubes covered with plastic wrap and then I buried them all!  At least my kiddos THINK I buried them!!  :)  Shhhhh....don't tell.  

They were really just in this Target bag, in my closet in my classroom, but it sounds so much more fun to say that they were buried in a box in my backyard.  The great thing is....my kiddos REALLY think I buried them.  

It probably helped that I sprinkled some dirt on the bag and a little in the bag.  I made sure to apologize to my kiddos for the dirt and told them to be careful and just wipe it off.  :)  It was all about the experience and my kiddos were thrilled.  That's the important part....

Here's some pics:

This is what they were in all year.  But imagine this bag in a box in my backyard and it becomes a much more memorable experience!!

We curled up their time capsule papers and put them in these paper towel tubes.  Tied some plastic wrap on the end and ta-da! 

This little boy is such a sweetie.  

This little girl loves to draw.  Her handwriting has gotten better too thank goodness!

Check out that microphone!  

I've done this time capsule activity the last couple of years and it's always such a hit!  

Tomorrow we're camping....I gotta go find some flashlights!!  :)


Lisa R. said...

I love the idea of time capsules! I would love to even save them until they are in 5th grade & then give it to them! :)

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Unknown said...

How fun!! Love that your sprinkled dirt in it! heheheh! Oh the things teachers do! :)
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Cynthia said...

LOVE it!!! What a cute idea.


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Jessica Ann Stanford said...

I've been wanting to do one!!


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Clip Art by Carrie Teaching First said...

This is a cute idea. We actually do time capsules in 1st grade that children keep until they graduate and open up graduation weekend 11 years later...its been a tradtition at our school for close to 20 years. I was just going to blog about it, since my own son is in 1st this year! Check our blog later! I just took a pict of him today holding his time capsule!

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Ashlee said...

I'm so excited about finding all these cute ideas. I'm new to the blogging world and I'm definitely loving it so far. I'm making a mental note to do this next year :-)

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Jennifer K. said...

What a cute idea - and I love the touch of dirt! What a great way for them to see how far they've come in a year too!

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