Here is the second part of our mini “princess camp”. This day was the one I felt left the biggest impression on all of the girls. It was an awesome day!! (Click here for part 1 and click here for part 3 and 4)
Our focus that day was “Princesses have kind words”
We started our day reading the “Bucket Fillers” book. This is a book that talks about how every person walks around with an invisible bucket next to them. People with full buckets are happy and feel good, people with empty buckets are not so happy. Each person can fill or empty someone else’s bucket by words or actions toward them. As princesses, we want to be bucket fillers, girls that give others smiles and kind words. They all said examples of things that would fill other people’s buckets and also examples of things we do that empty them.
They each got to decorate their own buckets (click here for instructions on them) and then went on a hunt for jewels around the house. Once they found all of them, I told them how the jewels are like the kind words that we give other people to fill their buckets.
After this, they “filled” each others buckets by saying nice things about each other. Each girl got a turn to sit in the center and the other girls said what they liked about that person. I wrote what every one said and put it in little slips of paper and in their bucket so they could read them when they went home. The girls felt so special to hear what everyone had to say about them and it gave them a clear picture of how words can make someone feel so good.
We also used our little wands from yesterday to talk about how we can use them over our mouths to change our words and attitude when we start feeling grumpy or when we feel like saying things that are not nice. They practiced waving their wands around their mouths and remembered to change their words from grumpy to happy.
They danced to princess music in pairs, switched partners, waved their wands, twirled around and had so much fun being little princesses.
To end our day we played something like “hot potato” but it was “pass the princess cup”. Whoever kept the cup at the end got to take it home. I usually don’t prefer games like this for 4 year old’s because they get frustrated when they have to get out but I thought it would be a good way to practice having kindness even when we are disappointed, and they really did a good job and clapped and cheered every time someone went out!
We really had an awesome day and I know they were all so happy when they left that day!
I will share our last 3 days next week! I hope these are being a blessing to you!!
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