Each person should start with a blank piece of paper and crayons or markers. Each person should draw pictures of things they would want to put in a time capsule that would explain who they are. (You may need to explain that a time capsule is something you bury for future generations to find that explains what life is like now.) They should consider things they like to do, favorite possessions, sports. Whatever they draw needs to represent an item that they could put in a time capsule. Drawing a picture of their family is not something that could go in a time capsule unless it is a photograph and drawn as such. When they are all finished, divide everyone into small groups and let them share their time capsule.
To process the activity, ask these or similar questions:
- Did you like making a time capsule?
- Did you learn anything new about someone else?
- Did anyone have something that you wished you would have put in yours?
- How many things were similar to yours?
- How many things were different from yours?
- Did anyone have something that no one else had?
Final thought: Our differences and our similarities are what builds the unique community of the groups to which you belong.
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