Family Time Capsule: New Year’s 2017

It’s that time of the year where we come up with our New Year’s Resolution.  Let’s make it more fun and interesting. What about gathering the family and make a Family Time Capsule for this year? It is a very fun and simple activity for any age group. Listed below are some ideas on what you can do with your family. Follow the steps below and ENJOY!!!

Before you start, think about great things you’ve accomplished and fun things you’ve done in 2016. After that, think about the goals you want to achieve, places you want to visit and things you want to do in 2017. You can write these down or keep it in mind. You will be needing this information later on.

Is everyone ready?! Let’s get this started!!!

Step 1. Go on a SCAVENGER HUNT!

Gather all the materials needed:

-Jar (Ex. Any old reusable jar, mason jar or etc.), box (Ex. old shoe box, gift box or etc.) big enough to store everyone’s share for the time capsule.

– Art materials: Crayons, markers, pens, paper or anything else that you think will be useful.

-Pictures: Cutout pictures of places you want to see, visit and explorer. You can also cutout pictures you want to try or have.


Step 2. Bring the CREATIVITY out of you!

  1. As a family decorate the Time Capsule.
  2. Each person should write and answer the following questions on a piece of paper: Be creative, you can draw/ stick pictures.




Favorite Color:

Favorite Food:

Favorite Activity:


***To make it fun, add your weight 😉


The greatest lesson I learned…

My favorite memory…

What I loved most about 2016…


I want to learn…

I want to get better at…

My goals are…

*** NOTE: you can always add more to the time capsule. For those who have children that can’t do much yet, you can be creative and do it for them or help them do it. For Example: If you have an infant, take their height, weight, trace their hand, feet, and take a picture of them. As a family you can write goals for the little one.  If you have a toddler, you can have them draw pictures and help them write their goals for the year.


Step 3. Lock It Up! 

This is the exciting part! Once everyone is done, come together and get the Time Capsule you decorated as a family. Each one of you will fold up your papers, gather the small things you want to add and place everything in the Time Capsule. Once everyone has placed their share in the capsule, lock it up! Don’t forget to put a note… DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2017!!!


Step 4. It’s time to get 2017 started! Happy New Year 🙂

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