How to Help Your Kids Make a Top-Secret Time Capsule for Their Future Selves

Do your kids ever wonder what they’ll be like when they grow up?

Are they obsessed with time travel (or at least intrigued by the idea)?

Do their jaws drop open when you tell them what life was like when you were a kid?

Until someone invents a time machine that works, today’s adventure is the next-best thing to time travel. But hang onto your seat: This adventure won’t be over until your child has his birthday—10 years from now. (Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait!)

In this article I’ll show you how to help your kids create a top-secret time capsule that their future selves will treasure for a lifetime.

Help your kids create a top-secret time capsule that their future selves will treasure for a lifetime.

Why Make a Time Capsule?

Time capsules are a fantastic way to take a slice of the present and preserve it for the future.

Today’s adventure offers an opportunity for your kids to reach out to their future selves. What might your 10-year-old daughter say to her 20-year-old self? What special memories will that 20-year-old girl uncover when she opens the birthday time capsule from her younger self?

Make a time capsule and find out.

I buried a time capsule once. Have you? When I was 12, my twin sister and I buried one on our farm.

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How to Get the Scoop on Fun Family Stories: Investigative Reporting for Kids

Do your children ever wonder what kids did for fun before video games existed?

Would they love to dish the dirt on their dad’s antics as an adolescent?

Or discover connections and commonalities between themselves and folks four or five times their age—or more?

You can help your kids become family history reporters and uncover secrets and surprises of the generations before them.

In this article I’ll show you how to turn your next family gathering into an information treasure hunt where your kids collect intriguing facts about their relatives and create a news video to share their stories.

How to turn your next family gathering into a treasure hunt where kids collect intriguing facts about relatives and create a news video for their stories.

Why talk to Grandma? A new way to relate.

I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite childhood memories include listening to my father and his four brothers tell stories about growing up on the family farm.

Our family picnics and holiday meals were filled with laughter as they told us about their scavenger hunts and adventures.

Do you have similar memories?

Do your kids?

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