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Classroom Gives for International Day of Happiness

If you want a simple way to celebrate International Day of Happiness  at school plan some giving activities!

Research tells us one of the easiest ways to increase your personal happiness  is to give! We have some fun and easy ways you can increase and reflect on your student’s happiness for this special day.

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7 Easy Ways to Increase Happiness In the Classroom for International Day of Happiness

  • Happy Face Bombs: Have each Student create their own happy face and post them all around the school on International Day of Happiness to make everyone smile!
  • Post it Note Messages: Write positive messages on post it notes and leave them in all the places other students will find them as a surprise – lockers, washrooms, coat hooks, doors inside and out!
  • Sing Happy Songs: If you want to feel better songs about happiness can change everyone’s mood. Here are a few for kids to get you going. Have younger kids perform for other classroom and older students to teach younger kids!
  • Happy Little Moment Cards: Our friend in the Netherlands makes special cards to spread the happiness all over the country! Check out her work and make cards for your to give to Friends and family.
  • Happiness Bench: Plan to host a happiness bench out on the playground. Decorate one bench so it feels happy, warm and welcoming. Plan to tell jokes, play games, read stories together for everyone to join. The bench is specially to spread happiness on International Day of Happiness!

Happiness is an emotional skill that can be taught and cultivated in the classroom. Happy brains are more productive, more creative, calmer, healthier and friendlier! It reduces impulsive and disruptive behavior and allows children to regulate their emotions reducing stress and anxiety. All in all, a happy classroom helps everyone! Especially the teachers!

For more great ideas and tools sign up  today as a school or classroom. It’s all free all the time because we know giving can change everything!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)