Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids - Carol McCloud
"This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves."
Have students make their own buckets & try to get their buckets filled (stars, stickers, goodies, etc) throughout the week by doing something kind for someone else. "When you make someone feel special, you are filling a bucket". But remember not to be a bucket dipper; "a bucket dipper says or does mean things that make others feel bad."
This activity conveys a positive message that any student can benefit from when building character! Enjoy!
*This book can be used in the classroom, in small group counseling, and in the home.