Backyard Time Capsules
Cookie tin or metal container, your child's imagination
Make a time capsule out of a cookie tin or any metal container. Fill it with whatever your child likes. My kids put pictures, small toys, stories or books they've made. Bury it in the yard. Usually time capsules are meant to be dug up in a year or more, but honestly my children love excavating theirs after just a few weeks. They even surprise each other by tucking treasures in for their siblings to find. Once we've dug up our capsule we fill another and the fun continues...