Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
(This activity can be split into two community meetings.)
The learners will listen to the story, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and discuss and share examples of how to fill someone else’s bucket.
- Read the story, Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. (This would be an appropriate place to stop for the first lesson, if
- Ask the students to imagine a bucket.
- When people say/do nice things, our buckets fill. When they say/do things that are not nice, our buckets empty.
- What can you say/do to fill someone else’s bucket?
- What can others say/do to take out of your bucket?
- Introduce a class bucket that can be filled/emptied as acts of kindness are demonstrated.
- Discuss what types of things will help to fill the bucket and what types of things will empty the bucket. (i.e., fill bucket: Give someone
a compliment; empty bucket: cut in line.)
- When the bucket is filled, you may want to display the “fillings” of the bucket on a bulletin board.
- This activity can be ongoing throughout the year.
End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.
Send home the title of the book, Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and the letter titled "What Does Kindness Look Like?" which includes directions on “filling a family bucket.” Encourage families to fill each other’s buckets and display contents on the refrigerator or on a special bulletin board.Download Letter