Bucket Fillers

I'm sure many of you are heading back into your classrooms, buying those last minute goodies and getting the finishing touches done.  I have been busy all week and my students will be there waiting for me on Monday!

I plan to share my classroom with you then, but today I just wanted to share a cute product that I found and am using in class this year.

I know Bucket Filling is not a new concept and there is tons of stuff out there on Google and Pinterest. I was planning on just making a cute pocket chart board like this one from The First Grade Parade.

Cute simple and bright.  Well when I headed out to pick up supplies  I found these great little buckets from Creative Teaching Press.!! Perfect:)

The colors were great for my class and I also picked up some bright colored pockets to go on them.
But the design was so cute that I decided to switch it up a bit.  I laminated them and then cut a slit in the top.

I decided to use packing tape, much quicker than glue and less mess, to tape the pocket to the back.

How cute is that! I love it and with my non-existant wall space I decided to place these on one of my closet doors.

I wish I would have taken a picture before I placed on their nametags, but you get the idea.  I have a bucket to place nearby that I plan to fill with bucket filler notes, that I snagged from another site. I also mounted them up with velcro so they could take down their bucket on Fridays to get at their notes much easier.

I have had some technical difficulties in class due to the fact I CANNOT find my Bulletin Board letters anywhere!!! I searched high and low and just don't know how they can't be found??? So this weekend I am off the buy new letters to finish up the headings on my bulletin boards.  The studetns will just have to come into a plain classroom for a little while.

Enjoy your weekend and check for my classroom reveal on Monday:)


  1. That is perfect for my bucket filling display! I was trying to figure out how to set that up this year. :) I love those buckets from CD!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I loved finding these and am always happy to share fun ideas:)

  2. I love the buckets and the colors:) I may have to buy those!
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
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  3. I like this idea a lot, I have the bucket filler book but have not started using it in class. Your display is so bright and colourful. I love the peek outside your door of tropical greenery and sunshine ! It is our final day of camping and it is raining :(. Still, we have had a great 2 weeks , today is a chance to relax and read ( and a little blog stalking with free WiFi). Good luck on Monday, your kids will love all the great new displays and ideas, even without letters !!

    1. Thank you Diane:) Camping sounds so nice, enjoy it!

  4. I love this idea! What do you fill the buckets with? Just sweet notes from peers? I really like that it doesn't take up a ton of space, but it's very useful! Great thinking! :) Excited to see your classroom reveal!

    Miss A's Kindergarten

    1. Yes, they write something nice to make someone feel special:)

  5. What a great find!! I love your classroom theme!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  6. Oh My Goodness! We must be thinking alike. I just got my classroom visa and ordered those same buckets from Creative Press. I was thinking of doing the same things with slitting a line on top of the buckets but I didn't think about putting an envelope behind it. Thanks for the idea. I will be working on those next week when they come in. What blog did you go to get your Bucket Filler paper? Would love to know. I am a new follower and a 2nd grade teacher. Come over to my small blog. I don't have much yet but I am getting there.
    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis


    1. Thanks Tammy! Check out this site for some great Bucket Filler items:)

      Mrs. Walkers Bucket Filler

  7. Super cute idea! We had the Bucket Fillers at our school a few years ago and I do bucket filling in my 2nd grade classroom. I'm starting a new hawaiian/tropical theme this year and am going to do this! Did you make the surfboard cutouts? I am purchasing a few of your other TPT items and will continue to follow your blog, THANKS!

    1. Mahalo Jill!! I did make the surfboards, but I used clipart from KPM Doodles to help:)


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