Back to School Countdown Bus Craft

Create a fun countdown to help your child visualize when it’s time to go back to school.*

  • Yellow and black construction paper 
  • Pencil  
  • Scissors 
  • Glue stick  
  • Smiley face stickers 

Step 1: Draw the shape of a school bus on a piece of yellow construction paper, and cut it out. The bus should be almost the full length of the paper. 

Step 2: On a piece of black constructions paper, draw seven small rectangles for windows, a long rectangle for the stripe and two circles for the wheels, and cut them out. 

Step 3: Use the glue stick to adhere the windows, the stripe and the tires to the bus. Feel free to add additional decorations to make the bus your own. 

Step 4: Hang the bus where your child can see and reach it during the week before the first day of school. 

Step 5: Starting a week before the first day of school, encourage your child to place one smiley face sticker in a window of the bus every day. On the first day of school, the bus will be full of happy faces. 

*An adult should oversee all activities. Activities may not be appropriate for all ages.  

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