February 29th only comes once every four years, and it’s almost here! Leap year is usually not on a teacher ‘s radar, but really it can be a lot of fun.
Leap Year Time Capsule
When my son was four, we made a time capsule for him. Since he was four, I had him write his name and he dictated the answers to a time capsule questionnaire to me. We inserted pictures of things he was into and who knows what else. We put everything in a manila envelope, sealed it and it’s been sitting ever since. Four years later, he has not forgotten about it. He is so excited to open it next week. I am too, because honestly I don’t remember all of the things I had put in there.
Well, I thought it would be fun to make a leap year time capsule with my first graders this year. I made up this little questionnaire and I plant to have them fill it out next Monday. I am going to ask for paper towel rolls to be donated. The plan is to roll them up, put the time capsule in the tube and then wrap the tube up. The last thing will be to tuck the tube away until 2020! Grab your freebie below.
Do you do anything for leap year? I have many other great ideas, but we are in the middle of our National Symbols unit, and it doesn’t fit with our theme. So a quick time capsule activity with have to be it for us.