Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play

Bring Bucket Filling Fairy to your school, district, or community group!

The new play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead uses humor, heart, and larger-than-life characters to teach students the concepts of Bucket Filling and Bucket Dipping. Based on Carol McCloud’s award-winning books, the play tells the story of Trey, a 4th grade student who learns about Bucket Filling at summer camp. Along the way he is helped by Mark the camp counselor, Professor Smarty Pants III, and Bucket Filling Fairy. This theatrical adaptation is a fun and effective way to teach students how to treat each other with kindness and respect.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play

Peaceful Schools is proud to present the first official tour of this play. We look forward to working with schools and groups to promote a socially safe and supportive environment through this wonderfully engaging and interactive production.

Peaceful Schools Productions has many talented staff who help with each production. Bios are coming soon!

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Literature Guide
Use our Literature Guide for suggestions of how to read the book with your students and teach them about being Bucket Fillers! This Guide accompanies Peaceful Schools’ theatrical production of Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play. The Full Version of this Guide, along with many other resources, is available with a subscription.

Check out the new book Bucket Filling Fairy!

Written by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, this book is  based on her characters from the play. It’s an ordinary day at Strawberry Hill Summer Camp until a magical creature arrives and surprises the campers, Trey most of all. Trey has been dipping his friends’ buckets. Bucket Filling Fairy (BFF) tries to help Trey see that buckets are for filling, and making people happy can be so thrilling! Will Trey learn this important message, earn his friends’ forgiveness and become a Super Bucket Filler? Or is it too late for him to change? Bucket Filling Fairy is the winner of a Santa Choice Award and will teach your child how they can prevent bullying.

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For licensing, please visit the Bucket Filling Play Website.

Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? – Review by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead - “The Peaceful Schools production of my play is creative, engaging, lively, and just plain fun! The actors have brought so much life to the characters, honoring both the humor and the heart of the story, and Shawn Forster’s direction is fantastic.” “Peaceful Schools’ production, coupled with their activities and handouts, will no doubt enhance any school’s bullying prevention programming.” – Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Playwright of Have You Filled A Bucket Today? The Play
‘Fill your bucket,’ Peaceful Schools teaches social skills - by ANNA WALTERS – Reporter In the touring production of “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play,” school audiences learn about bucket filling through the eyes of a fourth-grade student named Trey. The play is written by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead and is based on the award-winning children’s books by Carol McCloud. From characters, such as Professor Smarty Pants III and the Bucket Filling Fairy, the production combines humor with a positive concept. “It teaches kids that everyone has an invisible bucket inside themselves,” said artistic director Shawn Forster. Read the rest of the article on their website!
Testimonial Collection for The Bucket Play - “You did a great job. The students connected with the characters and the use of humor always reaches students.” -6th grade teacher, New Hartford Central School District “Could not have been a better match, and the kids are so excited about being bucket fillers. It’s the positive message – instead of the anti-bullying message – because kids know how to treat one another vs. just saying we have a no bullying school.” -Principal, Mexico Central School District “It’s great to have the play to reference when complimenting students on good behavior.” -Teacher, New Hartford Central School District “Fabulous show – ...Read More
Bucket Filling Fairy Makes a Stop Granby Elementary School - Students at Granby Elementary School have made friends with a BFF – a Bucket Filling Fairy. A BFF and a color cast of characters made a stop at the school last week to perform the character-building play ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today.’ The play is based on Carol McCloud’s award-winning book Have You Filled a Bucket Today, which introduces young readers to the concepts of bucket-filling and bucket-dipping. The play, like the book, is a modern twist to the golden rule – Treat others the way you want to be treated, using the idea of invisible buckets to reinforce ...Read More
Have you filled your bucket today? – Review from Cheektowaga Bee - Interactive event encourages anti-bullying and positivity in schools by EMILY FARACCA – Reporter On May 14, Canisius College will host a program that advocates for a positive social climate in schools throughout Western New York and beyond. The program is a theatrical adaptation of the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” by Carol McCloud. The children’s book presents the idea that when you believe in yourself, your “bucket” is full. The interactive program, titled “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” written by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, is just one creative facet of Peaceful ...Read More