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Time Capsule: Wakelet Template

Use this Wakelet template to create a time capsule for your class. Careful, you can only pick three items!

Activity Partner
Total time estimate:
15-20 minutes
Activity Objectives
  • Students will create a time capsule for their class by deciding on three items that capture what life is like for them, and show who they are, what they enjoy, and what is happening in the world around them
  • Through this activity, students will practice cooperative skills such as listening to others’ ideas, reaching decisions fairly, and working toward a collective goal

This activity supports the development of the following
social-emotional skills: relationship skills and responsible decision-making.


Make a copy of the Wakelet template below for your students, and engage them in a group discussion about which three items they would add to a classroom time capsule. These items should capture what life is like for them and show who they are, what they enjoy, and what is happening in the world around them. Since students can only choose three items to add to their class’s time capsule, they will need to practice listening to each other’s ideas, and decide on a fair way to decide which items to include.

‍Note: To copy this template, tap the three dot menu at the top of the collection, and click on “Copy Collection.” You'll be able to access your copy in your homepage. Then, click on “Invite” on your copy and share the link with your students to invite them to contribute to your class collection!


Once your class has created their time capsule, share it with your Empatico partner class during a live virtual exchange. Invite students to share more about the items they included, how and why they decided on these items, and ask questions about each other’s time capsules. You might even challenge them to create a shared time capsule for both classes!


Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:

  • As we decided on which items to include in our time capsule, how did we listen to each other’s ideas and perspectives? What strategy did we use to reach a fair decision?
  • What could someone learn about us from our time capsule?  How do our items show what our life is like?

This activity was created in partnership with Wakelet.

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