For our last activity the girls put together their very own time capsule. I did this when I was in Young Womens and I just opened it last month. It was fun to go through and see what “treasures” I had put in there. I had my girls camp necklace, sunglasses, a CD (I thought we’d be on to some new technology in ten years), notes from friends and a form that the young women’s leader had put together for us to fill out. Before our activity I went to the cannery and picked up number ten cans and made up a form for the girls to fill out. The one I did in young women’s was lengthy and had questions like “What ten traits do you want in your future spouse?” I doubt the little activity day girls would want to fill that out. They all gagged at the question “When do you think you’ll get married?” I just put that on there because you really don’t know. Some of the girls were like, “I’ll get married when I’m thirty.” Another girl said she wants to be a old cat lady and never get married. Another question was “Which temple do you want to get married in?” They all wrote down the one that their parents got married in. Then at the activity I showed them the can that I had put together and we talked about what a time capsule is and they filled out their own little information sheet. They took their cans home and filled them up with their goodies and brought them to the next activity. I sent them home with a list of suggestions like: last family Christmas card, pictures of your bedroom, souvenirs from trips, write down your testimony, etc. This is what the cans looked like when they brought them back.
I took them into the cannery and had this kind Brother put lids on them.
Then when I got them home I put their names on the top in vinyl. At the activity I had them write their names on the bottom in marker because once their sealed up there’s no guessing who’s is who’s.
It was a fun activity and the girls loved them! I hope they wait a good ten or twenty years before they open them!
Activity Days is an LDS activity for eight to eleven year old girls.
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