“In a new twist on the Golden Rule, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? explains to children that we all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we are happy; when they are empty, we are sad. It’s important to know that when we fill someone else’s bucket, we fill our own, and when we “dip” in someone else’s bucket, we dip in our own bucket, too.” (a review from Bucketfillers101)
This metaphor for teaching kindness and caring, similar to Mark McCleod’s “emotional bank account”, was shared today at our District Social Responsibility Meeting by Cassandra Mervyn from CM Finch.
Check out these websites on Bucketfiller organizations-also listed in our Character Education Resources page: