Leap Year Time Capsule Freebie

I know I have been MIA lately!  I have been doing a lot of behind the sense work.  I share more about that later, but for now let's talk Leap Day.  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.

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.  I also inserted pictures of things he was into and who knows what else.  I 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.  I think it would be fun to roll them up, wrap the tube and put it 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.


  1. I made a time capsule last leap year day with my then First Grade. They are now in 5th Grade and coming back on Monday to open it! Like your son, they never forgot about it! Thank you for the freebie

  2. Thank you! using it tonight for a "Family Night" lesson!


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