Activity – Bucket List

Have you seen the film ‘The Bucket List’? It’s about two terminally-ill, grumpy guys who create a list of things to do before they kick the bucket, and the knowledge that it’s a limited-time offer focusses their minds. They start off with thrills like riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, but at the end they realise it is people who matter more.

We will make a bucket and then think about what things we would want to put on our bucket list.

You will need:

  • a square of paper, plain or origami paper   Uk-flag   usa-flag 
  • memo pad   Uk-flag   usa-flag 
  • pen

If you don’t want to do the origami, just use a small envelope  Uk-flag   usa-flag  and draw a bucket on the front.

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To fold your own bucket, follow these steps:Cup_Diagrams1

  1. Start with a square of paper
  2. Fold in half diagonally
  3. Have the fold at the bottom and the open points at the top
  4. Bring a bottom point to about half way up the opposite side, so that it makes a horizontal line at the top.
  5. Bring the other bottom point up in the same manner. The two point should lie over each other, like folded arms.
  6. Take the two flaps at the top and fold them, one backwards and one forwards. The front one locks the ‘arms’ in position. (To make it more secure, you can tuck the front flap inside the front ‘arm’.)
  7. There is you bucket! The back flap can be folded forwards to close the bucket.

paper cup1Imagine there was a some disaster – an asteroid about to hit the earth or a global pandemic. You have a few months to fix anything that needs fixing, to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish. What would you want to do with that time?

You are allowed only three things. Choose carefully, then write them on the memo slips and put them in your bucket.

When you get home, put your bucket envelope away somewhere and check every few weeks to see what progress you’re making. Don’t leave it too long.

Suggested Texts

  • Ps 39:4
  • Matt 24: 26-44
  • Matt 25:1-13
  • Mark 13:32-33
  • Luke 12:35-48
  • 2 Peter 3:10
  • 1 Thess 5:2


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