Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

written by Carol McCloud, illustrated by David Messing

Buckiet filling: an effective metaphor for encouraging kind and considerate behavior and understanding the benefits of positive relationships.

Everyone carries an invisible bucket whose purpose is to hold good thought and good feelings about oneself. You need other people to fill your bucket and other people need you to fill theirs. Bucket fillers say and do things to make others feel happy and special. Bucket dippers say and do things that make people feel bad.

Simple text and expressive pastel illustrations explain the how-to as well as the benefits of being a bucket filler. A workable outline for an effective and easy to implement character development program for the early grades with a focus on kindness, respect, fairness, other-centeredness, responsibility, and generosity.