Monday, August 27, 2012

I Can Be a BUCKET FILLER Craftivity!

Are you a Bucket Filler???  I was TOTALLY excited when our counselor told me that she was doing the "Bucket Filler" character ed program this year!

I just love the idea...it basically says that we all have an invisible bucket & everything that we do all day long is either filling someone's bucket or dipping from someone's bucket. Check out this super website for more info: http://www.bucketfillers101.com  When "Mrs. Counselor" visited our classroom last week, she was wearing fun overalls & carrying a big ole bucket with her..ADORABLE! {Darn! I wish I would have snapped a pic of her!} I was surprised how quickly my kiddos picked up on the concept of "bucket filling" & "bucket dipping". I overheard one of my lil cuties saying, "Don't dip into me & I won't dip into you!"  Well...I guess she got the idea!?! lol Too cute!

I've seen lots of Bucket Filler ideas on Pinterest-instead of doing individual buckets, I decided to just do one classroom bucket...
I hung the poster with a cute lil bucket right in our doorway. I figured that was a spot that we walk by all day long & might help remind us to be bucket fillers. I found that nifty little bucket in the Target Dollar Bins! {Woop Woop for Target's dollar treasures!} I think I'm going to add pompoms to my bucket when we spot "bucket filler behaviors". And this week we will be making these lil Bucket Filler Cuties...

If you would like to check out this lil craftivity, just click on the pic!
 
Here are some of the posters that I made to hang around the classroom-just click the pic below to grab your FREEBIE copy!
 

 
Hope y'all love the Bucket Filler goodies-have a super week!!!
 

19 comments:

  1. Love it! I do a class bucket filler, too. I started it last year and I loved it!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  2. I LOVE your craftivities Christie!! This is awesome!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. We do "bucket filling" in my school too and now I have super cute posters to hang! Looking forward to purchasing your craft a well

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  4. Super cute idea! I also have one class bucket only. My kiddos love it!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  5. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Ms. A

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  6. Cute idea! I love the clip art you used. What is the source for it??

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  7. Girrrrrllll...you are a LIFESAVER! This book is in my plans for this week and I was trying to think of a little extra flair for it! Now all is good in the world! Thanks for sharing!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  8. Thank you!! I loooove this craftivity! My kids come on Tuesday. I will definitely link to your site when we create this if that's OK! I'm a new follower!

    I have a brand new blog. :)

    Come visit.
    Amy
    http://whathappensinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  9. Love, love, love this book! Such a cute activity! Thanks for the freebie.

    Lindsey
    Fantastic First Grade Friends

    PS- I am having a giveaway for a classroom organizer! :)

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  10. Our counselor did that activity a couple years ago and the kids LOVED it! I don't know why we didn't continue it. Although this summer our entire staff had Capturing Kids Hearts training - which I loved! In CKH you have "affirmations" the kids are supposed to give to each other. I think this TOTALLY goes with that. I'll have to try it out in my class!

    BTW - Just became a follower! I just started blogging myself and WOW! I have a lot to learn!

    ~Keri
    First Grade Crusade

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  11. Thank- you so much for sharing! Your craft is already in my shopping cart :)

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  12. This is so cute! I am new to blogging - just started last week. Your blog is great with lots of fun ideas! If you get a chance to swing by mine, I'd love any advice!

    Thanks,
    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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  13. This is so cute! I am definitely starting this with my students in January!

    I am your newest follower and excited to see your ideas.

    I am also new to blogging and would love it if you would stop by my page.

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher
    http://compassionate-teacher.blogspot.com/

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  14. Super cute Bucket Filler posters! Thanks for the freebie!

    ~Heidi V.

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