In light of the holiday season, I am sharing with you a special book that encourages positive behavior as children learn the importance in expressing kindness, appreciation and love. We want our children to be bucket fillers!
- What makes a bucket filler? What makes a bucket dipper?
- Did you fill someone’s bucket today: How did it make you feel?
- “Thank you! That really filled my bucket!” OR “That is really dipping into my bucket and I don’t like that.”
- In our family, we use a bucket/marble jar. Every time I notice my daughter saying kind words or helping around the house. I give her a marble. She tries to fill the jar and earn her rewards. Then we discuss how it made her feel to fill a whole jar.
- We have used the bucket filler concept to roll into acts of kindness around town (i.e. neighborhood clean-up, lemonade stand and donate the proceeds, food drives, and making cards, etc.) We always have a discussion on how she felt and how she might think others felt due to the actions she took.
- This book can tie into discussions about the holidays and what your kids are grateful and thankful for. Also what you as a family, can do to fill buckets during this holiday season.
- Another great book is The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Purchasing Information