Quality Time Activities

Most of us would like to spend more time with our kids; but with all the demands on our time- school, work, friends, after-school activities- it may seem like we're constantly driving from activity to activity with no real time to connect with our loved ones.

Each month, the Family Focus section will feature a new activity that you can try out with your kids. These activities are designed to encourage you to spend quality time with your kids and to open up the lines of communication. The activities will also help to reinforce those important character traits and build your child's self-esteem.

September Activity - DIY Back-To-School Time Capsule


  • Time capsule printable label
  • Mason jar (or clear container)
  • Ribbon
  • Yellow confetti
  • Colored construction paper
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
  • Best Day List Q&A filled out
  • Photos of child with Best Day List photo props
  • First day of school mementos (like the Best Day List lunch box notes)


  1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of colored construction paper and cut it out. Have your child write their name and their grade on the handprint.
  2. Have your child stand up against a wall and use the string to measure your child’s height. Cut off the string the same length as your child. Bundle it together neatly and secure it with a piece of ribbon.
  3. Print out the back-to-school time capsule label and cut it out. Gather your Best Day List Q&A, child photo’s and first day of school mementos.
  4. Fold the Best Day List Q&A in half and then roll it up to fit inside the mason jar. Place it down inside the jar.
  5. Now place the handprint, Best Day List photos, Best Day List lunch notes (or other mementos) and the bundled string inside the mason jar.
  6. Pour confetti inside the mason jar and around the inside edge of the jar. Close the jar and use glue dots to adhere the back-to-school time capsule label on the front of the jar. Now tie a bow around the top lip of the jar with ribbon.

For more project information visit: https://iheartcraftythings.com/diy-back-to-school-time-capsule.html