Resolve for Some Fun
To make resolutions or not make resolutions. That is the question.
It’s the annual task of deciding if we want to resolve to make changes in our lives– have better health, manage finances better, send more Thank-You notes, etc. I made a resolution this year to not make a resolution. I am guilty of buying a planner, filling up the birthdays, anniversaries and other special dates and planning out the first two weeks– then forgetting to use it the other 50 weeks.
So, this year, have a little fun with your resolutions.
1. Gather with your family and friends and make a list of your resolutions on individual slips of paper.
2. Give each participant a piece of paper and read aloud the resolutions and have everyone write down who they think the resolution belongs to.
3. Reveal who the resolutions belong to and the person the most correct answer- WINS!
Create A Time Capsule
You may find yourself holding a cell phone, or driving a car that can park itself, or video calling family or friends over your computer (or from the palm of your hand) and wonder– how did we get to this point? Remember life before such mobile and amazing technology? It wasn’t that long ago that we all had beepers/pagers as a means of getting a hold of each other. Now we have text messages, video texts and so on!
What will it be like in five, 10 or even 20 years from now?
Capture today by creating a time capsule.
Capsule: Use a large hot chocolate canister, or paint can (you can purchase empty ones from craft stores- don’t forget the lid)– or something similar- for your time capsule. Make sure that it can withstand elements if you decide to bury the capsule.
Decorations: You may want to decorate the outside of your capsule. You can use newspaper clippings, magazine photos, etc to decorate the outside. Don’t forget to include the year of your capsule and the date that it will be opened in the future.
Decide as a family the following things when creating your capsule:
What will your time capsule include? How many items can each person contribute? What date do you want to open your time capsule? Where will your time capsule be stored or buried? What photos will you put in? What items that represent this year can you include in the capsule (for example, someone’s old out-of-use cell phone to show changes in technology and so on)?
Include the following printable for each family member that you are including in the time capsule:
FREE TIME CAPSULE PRINTABLE: (Click on link below for PDF file)