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Articles and Updates from Phoenix Children's

June 12, 2020
Capturing Memories: Time Capsule Project for Families

Even as the nation reopens, evidence of the pandemic is all around us. Kids have been profoundly impacted, with every aspect of day-to-day life – from school and sports to play dates and summer camps – changing in drastic ways. More than ever, children need an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings about the pandemic and the changes it has brought to their lives.

A time capsule is a great way for kids to document their experience of this moment in time. Not only is this a healthy exercise for mental well-being, it’s also a great boredom buster. Kids can collect news stories, photos, (home)school projects, artwork and other memorabilia. They can also write (and draw) their experiences in this free COVID-19 journal from Long Creations. From there, they can store all of the items in a box, an album, an envelope or a folder that they can rediscover in the future.

Like most of us, your children are probably tired of COVID-19 and ready to get back to life as usual. Commemorating their experiences may help them feel better now while also preserving their memories of a landmark moment in world history.

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