Welcome to the HLS summer reading program! Each week we’ll talk about a different type of story through books, writing, and crafts and activities. This week we are exploring personal narratives and family trees.
Activity Time! Time Capsule
A time capsule is a container that holds items from now (the present) that you are going to keep closed up and put away for the future. You can decide if you want to keep your time capsule closed for five or 10 years.
- The first thing you need to do is choose the container you are going to use. This could really be any kind of container. A shoebox or even a plastic tote would work.
- Decorate your time capsule in any way you want. If you are using a clear container, I would suggest covering it so you keep the items inside hidden until you reopen it. Remember to put your name and the date you finished it somewhere on the outside of the container.
- Time capsule ideas: You could put current pictures, art projects, writing, a story of something that happened this year, newspaper clippings, or even a note to your future self.
- Then put the time capsule away. Decide how long you will wait to open the time capsule. Don’t peek inside until you are supposed to.
Writing Time! Publishing Your Story
We should have a finished personal narrative written by now. Here is where you get to publish your story. Put on a nice cover. Maybe you even want to hand stitch the book together. I know my third and fourth graders have had practice with that.