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Bucket filling is a fun and easy to understand concept that builds character and social-emotional skills for nurturing well-being and fostering positive interactions within the classroom and whole school community.
The metaphor of a bucket and dipper explains how every interaction and everything we say or do in a day either fills or empties our and others emotional buckets. Happy people and positive interactions make us feel good which fills our bucket while grumpy people and negative interactions dip from our bucket making us feel bad.
Bucket fillers are people who are happy, say please and thank you, compliment others, help out without being asked, try hard in class, are respectful, include people and show kindness. They are nice to be around because they make people feel good and that results in a full bucket for everyone involved.
People with full buckets are happier and feel more confident, positive and secure. They are usually calmer, more patient, helpful and friendly, and when their bucket is overflowing their happiness can spill out to infect everyone around them.
Bucket filling activities are a fun way to help increase social, emotional and mental well-being and improve the culture by spreading a positive and content feeling throughout your school.
This bundle includes:
• A printable pdf
• Explanation and instructions for introducing bucket filling
• 8 lessons for beginning students through to grade 3
• 2 poster
• 3 printable resources
• 5 BONUS coloring pages
• 2 BONUS inspirational quotes posters for teachers
* You will need Acrobat 7.0 or later - please contact me if you have an earlier version.
This resource is also available in A4 Format for Australian and UK schools.
★ These resources are part of our whole school, evidence-based SEL curriculum promoting kindness and mindfulness. Please check it out on our website.
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