Easy Volunteer Activities for Kids


Time Capsule
Do the Time Capsule easy volunteer activity.
Do the Time Capsule easy volunteer activity.
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Make your own time capsule in this easy activity that will help people in the future understand past cultures. Future generations will get the chance to learn about your life in this kids' activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Various objects
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Resealable plastic container
  • Plastic bag
  • Shovel

How to Make a Time Capsule:

Gather objects that represent the current year. These can be baseball cards, newspapers, magazines, fashion items, or anything else you can imagine. You might write a letter that tells about you, your family, or your community.

Put these items into a plastic container, and seal it securely. Put the plastic container into a plastic bag, and tie the bag closed.

Find someplace to bury the time capsule; kids should make sure they have permission to do so. Dig a three-foot hole in the ground, put your time capsule in, and cover it with dirt.

Make a sign and put it on the ground above the capsule, or make a map to the capsule. On your map or sign, indicate what year the time capsule should be opened. When it is opened, people will find artifacts that will give them some information about how you lived.

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