New Products to Fill Your Bucket [GIVEAWAY!]

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Disclosure: Complimentary books sent for review.  Books About Kindness for Kids

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I learned about the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? a few years back and the Bucket Fillers company has become one of my absolute favorites for their beautiful books about kindness for kids.

Books About Kindness for Kids 

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? teaches kids how their actions affect others.

The book explains how everyone, yes everyone, young and old, carry around an invisible bucket filled with feelings about themselves.

When you do something kind or thoughtful, you fill someone’s bucket and make them feel good.  You also fill your own bucket at the same time.

When you are mean or unkind, you become a bucket dipper, taking out some good feelings from someone’s bucket and make them feel sad.

It explains how sometimes kids try to dip in someone else’s bucket to fill their own, but this never works. Bucket dipping also dips from your own bucket.

In this easy to understand analogy, these books about kindness for kids are taught the value of bucket filling in their homes, schools, communities and neighborhoods.  The end goal of these books about kindness for kids are to create caring, responsible, motivated individuals focused on doing good.

Can I get an “AMEN!!!”?

Who doesn’t want to raise a kind, caring, responsible, motivated little human? Right?!

New Bucket Filler Books and Activities

I am thrilled to share some new Bucket Filler Books and Activities for you to enjoy with your kiddos.

Bucket Filling from A to Z is their new book which is a fun read, especially for littles learning their letters.  The book uses the alphabet to show ways kids can be bucket fillers, yes, from A to Z.

For example, I stands for “Invite someone new to play with you!”

T is for “Tell your family you love them!”

I love this new book because it points out 26 different ways kids can be kind, helpful and respectful.

To accompany this new book, there is also a Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book and Poster Set.

I love the Poster Set, which includes the letters and examples, on different sheets.  It’s perfect for having your kids pick a letter of the day, and displaying on the fridge or somewhere else, to remind kids not only of the letter, but of a way they can be kind that day.

Hooray! It’s a Bucket Filling Giveaway! 

One lucky winner will win this entire set of Bucket Filling books plus the Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book!

Good luck!!!

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

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The children’s book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? was recently given to us by a friend who loves it and now that we have read it, I am passionate about spreading the word because I feel it is a book that needs to be in every child’s library.

The book deals with two incredibly important topics – positive self-esteem and kindness.

I was taught from a very young age the importance of kindness.  My mom always told me, “You don’t have to be friends with everybody, but you do have to be kind to everybody.” That lesson has served me well through the years, and it is a value I try very hard to teach my girls on a daily basis.

Now that I am a mom myself and around young children all the time, from what I have observed, I don’t think kindness is innate. I believe it is something that has to be taught, coached, modeled and reinforced.  The same goes with empathy, I think kids have to be taught how their words and actions affect others.

This book does exactly that through an easy to understand symbol.

The book is about buckets, and how everyone in the world carries around an invisible bucket filled with good thoughts and feelings about themselves.

When you show kindness and love, you help fill someone’s bucket.  The great thing about being a bucket filler is you also fill your own at the same time! Bucket fillers are happy because it feels good to make others feel special.

But on the flip side, when you are mean to someone, you dip into their bucket.  It talks about how sometimes bullies will try to dip into other people’s buckets to fill theirs, but that never works.  A bucket dipper empties their own bucket at the same time, because it never feels good to be unkind.

This book is the perfect conversation starter for kids about bullying. With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, this truly is a phenomenal book to open up on the dialogue.

When reading this book, my daughters will give me spontaneous examples of friends that dipped their bucket or someone else’s bucket during the day.

By talking about what happened, we are able to brainstorm ways they could have helped someone, or how they could have communicated how someone hurt their feelings by something they did.  It has started a gazillion priceless conversations and created a bunch of unexpected teachable moments.  The kind of recess stories that I might not have otherwise heard.

Every day when I kiss Emma good-bye at school, I remind her to “be a bucket filler today!” and she knows exactly what I mean.

I just LOVE this book because the world needs more bucket fillers, don’t you think?

Has anyone else read it?  Do you agree?

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