The Secret Society of Happy People will celebrate the 12th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week January 20 – 26, 2013. After the end-of-year holiday hoopla winds down sometimes we may need to hunt for a little happiness.
This year each day will focus on a different area of our life to do a little happiness hunting ~ more details will be announced soon.
There’s always a special emphasis on activities for kids — teachers can use them in the classroom, parents at home, and youth leaders in their programs.
In 2006, we asked the governors of all 50 states for a Proclamation for our 5th Hunt for Happiness Week. How did your governor respond?
Possible activities will include:
- Connect with us via social media for daily Hunt for Happiness Week Happenings including some prizes
- Check our blog out daily for new posts this week to help you Hunt for Happiness
- Start your own Hunt for Happiness Pinterest Board (or follow mine).
- Use the #huntforhappiness hashtag on Twitter, Pinterest & Google+
- Pass out Happy I-Spy Coupons. Print the coupons on colored paper and when you see someone-even strangers experiencing a happy moment give them a coupon. It’s a borrowed moment for you and a fun moment for them.
- Do the Types of Happiness Word Search. (Solution)
- Take the Happy Challenge
- Start collecting something that makes you happy. For example, begin a rock, coin, doll, angel — whatever makes you smile — collection. Hunt for these things that appeal to you and surround yourself with them. Your environment will then bring moments of happiness.
- Create a “Happy Space” in your home or workspace. Use colors that you love, add a candle of your favorite scent, music that makes you feel good and any decorations and textures that bring a smile to your face. Surround yourself with happiness.
- Become childlike. Think back to what you loved to do as a child and do it. For instance, if you enjoyed coloring, buy a coloring book and new crayons, ride a carousel or swing. Sing your favorite children’s song (with a CD or bring out the old record player), and visit the children’s library and reread your old favorites.
- Activities Just for Kids
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
3rd – 5th Grade
6th – 8th Grade
- Most important.have fun hunting for and creating happy moments!
- Let us know how you celebrated: Contact Us
Special thanks to Society chapter coordinators Cindy Fitzhugh and Theresa Sarin for contributing activity suggestions.