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Time Capsules – A New Year’s Eve Tradition

by Rebecca Eanes on Dec 30th, 2016

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Step Four:

Place your favorite photos from the year into the capsule. Be sure to include photos from special events like birthdays and vacations along with photos of your child with her friends, grandparents, and other special people in their life, including you!

Step Five:

On a sheet of paper, have your child record his favorite memories of the year and other information about himself. Ideas include favorite movie of the year, best friend’s name, favorite book, something new learned this year, and a goal for the new year. There are lots of printables available online as well. Simply search for “time capsule printables.”

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Step Six:

Place souvenirs, trinkets, newspaper clippings, charms, or anything else that commemorates the passing year into the box and seal it.

Step Seven:

Store or bury your time capsule until next New Year’s Eve.

Each year on New Year’s Eve, after you make your new time capsule, get last year’s capsule and open it. See how much bigger your child’s hands and feet are. How much have they grown in a year? Have their favorites changed? I bet you and your child will be amazed at how much difference a year makes.

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of positive-parents.org and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.

 

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