In kindergarten we read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. We discussed how each one of us has an invisible bucket with us everyday that either gets filled by the positive feedback we receive or dipped into by the negative feedback we receive. Although you cannot see your invisible bucket, you can feel how full your bucket is in your heart. When your bucket is full, you feel happy and loved. When your bucket is empty, you feel sad and lonely.
After reading the story, I had students help me sort different behaviors as bucket "filling" or bucket "dipping."
Then students came up with their own ideas on how they could be a bucket filler to those around them.