Book: Have you filled a bucket today? by Carol McCloud
This book is definitely on my top 5 list!
Using the concept of filling and emptying buckets, this book teaches a very important lesson about kindness.
Each of us is carrying an imaginary bucket that needs filling with kindness. When our bucket is filled we feel good and when we fill other people's buckets we also feel good. Our aim should always be to be a bucket filler. But what about people who are not kind, bullies, people who ignore us and say mean things? These people are bucket dippers. You can NEVER fill your bucket by dipping into another person's bucket.
You may think that this concept would not be easy for 4 to 7 year olds to grasp but by the end of the day the questions being asked showed that my little readers were not only listening but fully understood the concept of filling a bucket.
"Aunty are we filling up your bucket right now by listening?"
"You are dipping in Aunty's bucket, she said don't go outside"
"I just filled my friend's bucket by sharing"
I'm all smiles....my work here is done! My bucket was filled!
After reading this wonderful story we did a worksheet and then the fun stuff! CRAFT TIME! We made buckets!
I hope your little one filled your bucket today! They certainly filled mine!
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