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The tradition of creating a time capsule is an old one, but the activity never loses its appeal. Gathering artifacts for a time capsule is a significant activity: when your child places items in her time capsule before the first day of school, she is able to reflect on the summer, the previous school year, and what she has learned and experienced, all the while anticipating what the next school year will be like.
In this process, she will not only preserve belongings of intangible value in the time capsule, but will be able to sift through the capsule’s contents in the future -- at the end of the school year, perhaps -- and reflect on what really happened and how she has changed and grown.
Here's an activity that will help your child create a back-to-school time capsule to freeze a moment in time!