When we started our reno and the builders were taking the old plaster board off the walls I was hoping we'd find an old newspaper inside one of the walls- I remember as a child the thrill of finding some faded old newspaper hidden away for a different generation to find. We didn't find any but as our builders have nearly finished the gibbing of our new walls I thought it would be fun to make a little time capsule to put inside the last wall to get gibbed which will hopefully be today! I'm going to use a snap lock bag and we'll just staple gun it or tack it to a piece of the framing. Inside we've put…
* Family photo
*Stella did drawings of our family and Amelie made up a little collage about us and doing the reno
*A questionnaire- I quickly typed these questions up yesterday and Amelie filled it out last night….
*some stamps and coins
Update- Penny from Little Houswife had some cool suggestion on my Facebook page- she suggested a supermarket receipt, petrol receipt, a CD with current popular music and a TV Guide magazine :)
Family Time Capsule
How old is this house?
When did we buy this house?
How long have we lived here?
Who did we buy this house from?
Why did we buy this house?
What have we done to the house since buying it?
About our family
Who is in our family and how old are we?
What school/daycare do we go to, who is our Principal and who are our teachers?
What do we like doing as a family?
What are some of the fun things we have done in this house so far?
Who are some of our friends in the neighbourhood?
What are some of our favourite movies and TV shows?
Life in the Year ................
Who is the NZ Prime Minister?
How much is a loaf of bread and a litre of milk?
What are some things that have happened this year worldwide?
When I was teaching I used to do a time capsule in the first week of school with my class- we would get a large plastic bottle, put in a class photo, a newspaper and each child would write a little note about themselves, what they like doing and what their favourite things are. They were always so excited at the end of the year to open up the time capsule. Although one year we buried it in a garden at school and couldn't find it at the end of the year!