Photo provided by Natalie Long of LONG Creations
Have you heard of the term “COVID Capsule” or “Corona Capsule”? More and more families are starting to capture this unique time in our lives by collecting items of significance and creating a “time capsule” to memorialize this profound period of our life. Not sure where to start? We made it super easy for you! We pulled together a list of things you can include and ways to make it unique to your family. We even included some amazing free downloads of activity worksheet templates created by Natalie Long of LONG Creations for you! It’s a great way to get your kids involved in another fun project- and should hopefully keep them busy for a while!
- Some of the endless art projects we’ve created for our kids to do during this time. The artwork, crafts, etc.
- Trace each member of your family’s handprint onto a piece of paper to capture the size of your hands during COVID-19.
- If you celebrated a family members birthday, you can save a birthday hat, cards and some of the decorations.
- Completed journals and activity sheets to capture everything about you and your family during these last few months. We love these awesome COVID-19 Time Capsule journals and worksheets from Natalie of LONG Creations. She’s offering them to families for FREE right now! She even has adult versions, including a pregnancy one if you’re pregnant during this time. Download now!
- Print out some of your zoom lessons
- Save articles from the newspaper or print them from online publications
- Print photos that you took during this time. You can print at home using a photo printer or you can use a service like Shutterfly that will ship the prints directly to you.
- Recipe(s) of the dish(es) that you’re most commonly making – or all of the different banana bread recipes you made
- Choose a day or a week and document what you did that day/week in a calendar/agenda
- Grocery store receipts. I don’t know about you but mine are extra large these days.
- A face mask
- Disposable gloves
- Hand Sanitizer (empty of course!! We still need those now)
- A clipping of hair you had to cut yourself during this time (Kidding!! But didn’t our parents do that for our first haircut in our baby books? So strange!)
- Corks from all the extra wine you’ve probably been drinking (and if you’re running low, order your next Clean-Crafted shipment from Scout & Cellar 🥂)
Once you have all your items together, you can pack them up in a box and move it to the attic or closet to open up many years from now, so you can look back and remember all of the details of this crazy time. You can use a standard plastic storage box or any other box you have around the house. To add even more creativity, you can use a delivery box and have your kids color, paint and/or decorate the outside of it. I hope you enjoy making your COVID-19 capsules and make sure to tag me in pictures of you making them and your finished product – I’d love to see them!