Although this is a bucket list idea, why not turn it into a bucket list for educational purposes in the classroom? Each student can add one thing they really want to learn more about. As a teacher it can help us learn more about our kids too.
Love the idea of having the bucket list be an actual bucket and that you can use the bucket to keep the stuff you will need to complete the list- like that copy of "Tale of Two Cities" I have been always meaning to read . . . .