Summer Bucket List Craft (Free Printable Template)

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Our summer bucket list craft is a fun way to get kids excited about the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. 

This summer vacation bucket list craft is perfect for decorating bulletin boards in the classroom or making a treasured keepsake at home!  

Summer bucket list craft

Summer Bucket List Craft

Summer break is right around the corner – and, we couldn’t be more excited!

With so much free time on our hands during the summer we came up with this adorable summer bucket list craft to help kiddos plan out what fun summer activities they want to do over their summer holiday.

Our summer bucket list craft is a great idea for teachers who are looking final writing prompts to use as one of their end of year activities before kids are dismissed for the summer.  Or, for teachers looking for a low prep single writing prompt during summer school.

The best part? Our free printable summer craft bucket list is also a great option for decorating bulletin boards and classroom doors in the last weeks of school. 

This summer bucket list craft activity is also lots of fun at home – it’s a great way to get kids even more excited by summer break.

Let children do this writing activity and fill in their bucket list with their favorite summer activities to kick off their summer holiday.

Or, do this fun project as a family to create your very own family’s bucket list for the upcoming summer holiday.

Related: Floating into summer pool float craft for kids

Supplies You Need

summer bucket list craft template

To make this easy and quick craft at home you’ll need the following:

  • A copy of our digital file containing the summer bucket list craft template (the download link for the free bucket template can be found at the bottom of this post)
  • Printer and letter size card stock paper (regular copy paper would work well too)
  • Coloring tools: washable markers, coloring pencils, wax crayons
  • Scissors (we love these safety scissors for kids available from Amazon)
  • Glue
  • Construction paper (any color option works – go with your favorite!)

Bucket List Items

Encourage children to add bucket list items to this creative craft.

If you need a little inspiration you can check out the ideas below or be inspired by the free printable summer bucket list we created a couple of weeks ago.

  • ​Make a flip book about summer break
  • ​Head to the beach
  • Do fun summer crafts
  • Visit a local farm
  • Make a summer bucket list jar using our summer bucket list jar label 
  • Play with sidewalk chalk
  • Make homemade ice cream or popsicles
  • Swim in the pool on a hot summer day
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • Make a paint drip jar craft
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go on a picnic lunch
  • Visit the zoo
  • Head to the splash pad

How to Make a Summer Bucket List Craft

summer bucket list craft

​Making your own summer bucket list crafts with children is simple.

Here are the steps you need to follow to make this low prep craft.

Step 1: Print a copy of the summer bucket list craft template. The download link to get a free copy of the bucket template is located at the bottom of this blog post.

Step 2: Use our list of bucket list ideas above or consult our summer bucket list printable to help children fill in blank spaces with the 5 bucket list ideas they are most excited about. Depending on the level and needs of your students you can encourage them to write full sentences or use simple words. This is such a great writing project because it can be scaled down or up depending on the child’s reading and writing fluency,

Step 3: Use coloring supplies like markers, wax crayons or colored pencils to color in the bucket template. Urge students to get creative and draw a representation of their bucket list in the empty space. They can opt to draw and color one bucket list item or draw additional items in the box. It’s really up to each child – let them get swept away with their creativity while they work.

Step 4: Have children cut out their buckets using safety scissors. Especially young children may need some assistance and guidance to get this step completed. 

Step 5: Assemble end of the year summer bucket list craft by gluing the cut out bucket template to a piece of colorful construction paper.

Step 6: Display children’s completed summer bucket list craft as an end of the year bulletin board display at school or proudly display it at home on a cork board or on the fridge using your favorite fridge magnet.

More Fun Ideas For Kids

Summer bingo – one of our most popular end of the year activities for teachers!

Boredom busting summer crafts – these wonderful kids crafts are a great way to have some screen free fun during the holidays.

Summer word search – another great option if you are looking for the perfect end of the year activity for kids.

Mixed media giraffe craft – work on fine motor skills while making this simple craft that uses slips of paper and other leftover craft supplies.

Sidewalk chalk art – one of our favorite end of the year craft options! These sidewalk chalk idea are sure to inspire you!

4th of July Bingo – a great party game idea for kids in honor of the 4th of July. Can be used with first-grade students and older!

​Download & Print Instructions

summer bucket list craft template for kids

​Our summer bucket list craft was created in black and white on standard letter sized paper.

To download simply click on the “download now” button at the very bottom of this post. The pdf file containing the summer bucket list craft template will open in a new window.

Before printing, confirm that the bucket list template fits nicely withing the margins using print preview. If the margins look off simply reduce the scale to 95% to make sure the entire summer bucket list outline fits nicely on your page.

The perfect time to make this summer bucket list craft is towards the end of the school year when children of all ages are daydreaming about about sunny days and all the fun activities they want to do during their holiday.

Whether your using this at home or in the classroom on the last day of school we know that children of all ages will have a lot of fun filling in their summer bucket list! 

Made a bucket list? Snap a photo of your completed summer bucket list craft and send it our way so we can see your finished product.

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