I am in love with this book!!! More importantly I am love with the idea I came up with to go with the book! When the squabbling a sibling rivalry have gone too far, this is my go to actvity. First I read the following book(the premise of the book is we all have invisible buckets and when we are kind we fill eachothers buckets but when we are not we dip into others buckets and our own as well) :
then the bucket comes out onto the counter or somewhere centerally located.
This bucket is full of hearts that we cut out of craft foam. This is our family bucket. When someone in the family dips into someone elses bucket they have to take out 2 hearts and has to do 2 nice things to fill the bucket back up.
SO if you come to our home and the bucket is out you know what is going on around here!!!