Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

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Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.
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Overview

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978507510
  • Publisher: Nelson Publishing & Marketing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 13,657
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    A MUST GET

    My children's school was lucky enough to have the author come and read this amazing book to them. The pictures in the book are beautiful and the story is perfect.It deals with making the world better through your own actions. When you walk the halls at school you hear 'don't be a bucket dipper' or 'no bucket dipping' and the kids have taken turns filling peoples buckets with kind words and thoughful actions. This should be a book that is read to every kid in the USA.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    I like this series for kids-

    As a school counselor, I read these books to every student in our school. This is a good series and it has a great message about filling up other people's buckets instead of dipping into each others buckets. We actually use the language around the school, are filling up others buckets or dipping into them. This is a great message for everyone. If you help to fill other peoples buckets, you actually are helping to fill your own bucket as well. A great message that everyone should read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    Have You Filled A Bucket Today? is a great book for elementary aged students.

    As an elementary school counselor I recently used this book with several girls who were having difficulty getting along. We had talked through the "GIRL ISSUES" and this book brought excellent closure to the concept of how we effect the lives of others.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    A Simple and Profound Reading

    When was the last time you read a child's book that had appeal to an adult audience as well? Have You Filled a Bucket Today is a wonderfully simple invitation to become more aware of the power of our words. The simple practices of loving kindness and courtesy ignite a life of possibilities and promise. This book can be read in a few minutes and its message can be experienced for a lifetime.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Moving from "me-centered" to "we-centered"

    Are you looking for a colorful read-aloud to inspire a habit of caring in your little sponges? Then check out Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud.

    This beautifully-illustrated metaphor for life offers concrete ways for children to connect their feelings with their behavior with simple, everyday examples about making emotional deposits into invisible buckets: smiling at someone, writing a thank-you note, or giving a compliment. When people fill someone else's bucket with a kindness, their own bucket also fills up, generating positive feelings and self-esteem.

    Conversely, it also touches upon emotional withdrawals. People who take away our happy feelings with negative actions like ignoring, teasing, or bullying are bucket-dipping. People cannot fill their own buckets by dipping out of someone else's.

    To soak up the concept, have your children reflect upon their own lives. Process the differences between bucket-filling (caring) and bucket-dipping (uncaring) behaviors and ask them for examples. The concept of moving from "me-centered" to "we-centered" is brought to life through the wonderful analogy in this book; I enthusiastically recommend it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    rewarding and uplifting

    this book is very well written and so very true. it teaches children how to give back and care about others and self.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Motivates kids to think about what they do and how it effects others

    Just a wonderfully simple way to introduce kids to putting others before themselves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Super Character Counts Book!

    This is a wonderful book about how to treat others. I read it to my first grade class and they loved it. They are always letting others know if they are being a "bucket filler" or "bucket dipper."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

    Fabulous classroom share for acceptance and creating teamwork

    I used this book in my 3rd grade classroom the first week of school. The children are able to relate to the characters. This book can be used for all elementary grades.After reading and discussing the book,I gave each student a paper bucket to write their ideas of how to fill their classmates' buckets. Each student wrote several ways to fill someone's bucket and we refer to the paper buckets throughout the year. I recommend this for anyone's personal and/or professional library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2009

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    A Beautiful Book!

    What a book! I read this with my kids and we talked about taking other people's feelings into consideration. A great book to help the "younger" ones understand about other people. I got it along with 3 other books: A Light in the Attic, Nose Pickin, and Pumpkin Guts. These books of poetry have some wonderful messages in them as well. Great for your collection!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

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    Every classroom from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade should have this book!

    What a marvelous way for young children to understand their world and how it affects others. It is such a pleasant story and helpful way to teach youngsters the meaning of others feelings. It brought many discussions to their minds all by themselves. And at many times after reading this book, they say "do you need your bucket filled mom?" or "I need my bucket filled".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    Excellent Children's Support Group Tool

    I read this story to a small group of young children at a support group for witnesses of domestic violence. The story brought comfort and hope to the kids, who then took it home in their hearts to share with family members. "Where's your bucket, Mom?" and "Is your bucket full today, Mom?" These were questions they asked before explaining the story's message to parents! An awesome work for healing a child's heart and giving them tools to change their lives for the future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    Have You Filled a Bucket Today  is a recipient of the prestigiou

    Have You Filled a Bucket Today  is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Highly recommended for children - and adults!

    My daughter came home from school one day and said that I was a really great mom. A little bit later she said, "Did I fill your bucket?" It was a dose of reality that we need to teach our children exactly how to spread happiness, and in return it fills our buckets. A must read for anyone who needs a happiness reminder!

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Must read for kids

    My sons kindergarten teacher uses this book to help teach the kids how to treat others and express their feelings. It has been so great to hear about everyone's progress! My son has begun using the terms at home as well to help convey how he is feeling. We're headed to buy the book today for reading at home as well. A must get!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2011

    A way to approach bullying from a youngster's perspective

    As a Kindergarten teacher, I use this book with my class to help them understand the power of words. Told in simple language, it delivers a strong message, particularly in a time when bullying has become such a sensitive subject. I have purchased this book for each of my grandchildren as well.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Outstanding book for all ages

    This is a must read for all families - regardless of ages. It could also be a theme book for any school to use. The abstract message might need explaining for children under 5.

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