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Spread happiness on Friday, March 20

Friday, March 20 is the International Day of Happiness and K-Kids is teaming up with Key Club and Project Happiness to celebrate.

Why is happiness important? Happy people are healthier, more resilient and kinder to others. The good news is that we all have the ability to become happier. Science says we can re-wire our brains for happiness by conducting specific practices, so let's begin! 

Select a "Spreading happiness" activity to do during the week of March 16 – 20. Then post photos and comments about the outcome of your activity on the K-Kids Facebook page Friday, March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Spread a little happiness

Happiness Wall
Hang butcher paper the length of a wall in a main corridor or in the cafeteria. Provide students with Post-it notes and markers. Each student writes what makes him/her happy on the Post-lt note and places it on the butcher paper.

Happiness Garland
During lunch in the cafeteria, provide each student with markers and an 8 ½ x 11 inch blank sheet of paper. Each student is asked to draw what makes him/her happy. Hang a length of rope from end of a wall to another in a prominent area. Use clothes pins, paper clips or tape to attach finished drawings to the rope.

Gratitude Tree
Hang butcher paper in a prominent area. Recruit K-Kids members to draw a tree trunk with branches on the paper. The tree should be drawn without leaves. Use green construction paper to cut out the shape of leaves. Cut enough leaves for each student at school. During each lunch hour distribute leaf cut-outs and markers to students. Each student is asked to write down one thing for which he/she feels grateful. After writing on the leaf, each student tapes his/her leaf to the tree. Watch as the leaves of gratitude fill the branches of the tree.

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