Based on research in developmental science, positive psychology and ancient principles, the 9 happy habits are simple things kids can do to help them let go of what doesn't matter so they can focus on what does.
Why Use The Happy Habits Individual Posters with Kids:
Habits are things we all do over and over on a regular basis. We form habits slowly until they become almost automatic. Some habits are good for us, some aren’t.
While many habits that aren't good for us are relatively new (stress, inactivity, disconnection and eating fast food to name a few), many of the solutions to these are old. Feeling gratitude, spending time in nature, being kind to oneself, others and the earth and eating real food - these things are tried and true.
The purpose of the 9 Pack is to help kids learn about and build a strong visual relationship with each of the happy habits.
9 full colour Happy Habits Individual Posters, each depicting 1 original happy habit icon and tagline.
How To Use The Posters:
Display them all prominently so kids are reminded of the habits.
Display 1 Individual Poster as a focus for the day, week or month within your home, classroom or office.
Use them as conversation starters and in combination with any or all of our FREE Activity Sheets (below) to teach happy habits for life.
Use them as themes for lessons in your classroom, sessions in your counselling practice or ways to live in your home.
These are the messages kids will interact with on each of the 9 Colouring Sheets:
Be Kind: Care, give, connect + share
Be Thankful: Notice the little things everyday + everywhere
Care For Feelings: They are ALL important + okay
Eat Real Food: Have fresh fruits + veggies everyday
Go Outside: Spend time in nature
Have Fun: Be silly, laugh, create, sing, dance + move
Make Wishes: Use imagination, have dreams + be hopeful
Slow Down: Rest, breathe, flow, focus + savour
Try New Things: Learn, grow + have a sense of wonder
FREE Happy Habit Resources:
Make all 9 habits easy to remember by displaying the Happy Habit Poster
Form any happy habit using the Happy Habit Loop as a guide
Learn how to grow happy habits in the Helping Kids Get Zentered Ebook
FREE Activity Sheets To Use With The Poster:
More Happy Habit Resources:
Have kids design their own Posters using the Happy Habits Colouring Sheets
Use the Happy Hunting Book to explore one, some or all of the happy habits
Find 3+ activities for each of the happy habits (totally 29 activities in all) in the Happy Hunting Journal
Make practicing the habits easy and fun using The Happy Habits Challenge
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