This year for the first day of school we did something a little different. I enjoy coming up with creative ideas to make things special for the kiddos. We had a special breakfast, decorations, and of course the obligatory first day of school pics! Just because we do school on the road, doesn't mean we don't get the timeless porch pictures. In fact, I kind of dig that our front porch is fold-able metal stairs under a retractable awning!
The begining of the school year is such a great feeling. A fresh start where we all get to revamp our routine, celebrate learning, and use our fresh school supplies. Does anyone else get excited about that? Just me? Ok.
Sometimes it feels like the school year drags on but we all know just how fast time can fly. That's why we decided to do a school time capsule this year. It's a way to measure just how much they have grown throughout the year. There are all kinds of things you can add to it, but I'll share what we did.
Here's what you'll need:
- A container of some sort to store your items - we used flat large envelopes to conserve space.
- A piece of string, or in our case crepe paper, to measure height.
- A coloring page of your choice - we made one for their grade level sign for pictures.
- Construction paper, pen, and scissors for making a hand print.
- An all about me page. I wish I would have saved this as a document but I didn't. It's pretty easy to create.
Measure your kiddo with the string and have them trace their hand print to cut out and include in your capsule. You can also have them write a story or about what they want to be when they grow up so you can see how their writing has improved too!
Date your capsule and tuck it away until the end of school. We can't wait to see how much we've grown this year!