Time waits for no one, and it can only go forward. But what if you can have something that preserves the memories of the past? Not to mention, you can also make it as a fun activity with your kids on the weekend! So, let’s make a time capsule with your kids!
What is a time capsule?
Basically, a time capsule is a cache of goods or information that you can use to “communicate” with the version of you in the future. While usually time capsules are created and buried during some kind of celebration such as a world’s fair, no one is stopping you to make a time capsule with your kids at home! Especially if they are still early in their childhood and are still going through many changes in their life.
How can you make one?
If you would like to make a time capsule with your kids, the first thing you should do is to have a container to store everything inside. This container can be as simple as an old shoe box that you have not thrown away, or a much more weather-resistant box. There are no actual rules for what kind of container you should use to make your time capsule.
Once you pick the container you would use to make a time capsule with your kids, all that is left is to bury or store the container somewhere else. If you use an old shoe box, it is recommended to put them inside of your house so it will not deteriorate. However, if you use a much more weather-resistant box, you can bury them in the garden or behind your house.
What should you put inside the time capsule?
Just as we have said before, the idea of a time capsule is to put some goods and information inside of your container. Those information can vary from letters, clipping of a newspaper, photos of you and your kids or your home, or even tickets for movies or attractions you went to that year! However, one of the most popular things people tend to put inside of their time capsules are photos of them and their families, and letters for their future self.
Why should you make a time capsule?
Making a time capsule with your kids is a fun activity and a great way to strengthen the bond between you. However, it does not stop there. There are actually other benefits to making a time capsule! Now, let’s see some of those benefits!
- Creating a time capsule and bury it could be a way to bury your past and start a new page of your life. For this kind of time capsule, it is not recommended to open it unless you feel that you are mentally healthy.
- It can be a way to reminisce and see how far you have gone through the years.
- It can also be used as a way to close the generation gaps, especially with how fast technology advances in our generation.
- Time capsule could also be used as a memorial for the loved ones that have passed.
Those are just some of many benefits of making a time capsule. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s spend this weekend to make a time capsule with your kids! Freeze all the memories you have up to this point, and open it up a few years later to see how far you have gone!