50 Ways to Feel Happy: Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills (Paperback)
  • 50 Ways to Feel Happy: Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills (Paperback)

50 Ways to Feel Happy: Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills (Paperback)

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Published: 15/03/2018

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What can you do to help yourself (and others) feel happier? This colourfully illustrated book is packed full of science-backed activities and ideas for kids to try with family, friends and on their own – whether they feel happy right now and want to stay that way or they need some ideas to help them feel happier. 
50 Ways to Feel Happy is a cheerful, fun, inspiring and varied collection of projects for creative and thinking individuals. The book includes a mixture of step-by-step projects and shorter activity ideas that encompass happiness-inspiring crafts, mindfulness, relaxation and positivity techniques, and fun ways to get active and boost happiness outdoors.
Children can either read through the book from start to finish or dip in and out as the mood takes them. What's more, these activities are great to repeat time and again as a child builds their happiness skills and incorporates techniques into their daily life. For younger children, parents and carers may wish to work through the book with them, offering guidance and support, whereas more confident readers, tweens and young teens will be able to enjoy engaging with the book independently. 

Each of the 50 activities relates to one of Action for Happiness’s 10 key evidence-based ways to increase happiness and well-being:

  1. Giving – doing things for others (create and give out compliment cards and more)
  2. Relating – connecting with people (interview a friend and more)
  3. Exercising – taking care of your body (complete a circuit of 100 movements and more)
  4. Awareness – living life mindfully (take a mindful walk and more)
  5. Trying out – keep learning new things (create a curiosity collage and more)
  6. Direction – have goals to look forward to (write a recipe for one of your dreams and more)
  7. Resilience – find ways to bounce back (draw a comic strip about a resilient person and more)
  8. Emotions – look for what’s good (make a positivity pack of things that give you a boost and more)
  9. Acceptance – be comfortable with who you are (make a super-self portrait and more)
  10. Meaning – be part of something bigger (make a paper chain that connects things that mean a lot to you and more)

Put on your explorer’s hat and discover the many different ways to lead a happier life!

Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781784930851
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 190 x 246 mm


'a bright and extremely useful book for a growing person.' - i newspaper

...with childhood mental ill-health rising and occurring at earlier ages than ever before, give the children in your class a toolkit of habits and concepts that will build their resilience and boost their happiness. - Teach Primary, Teach Primary

Right from the cover, the book is sunny and bright, setting you up for the projects and thought processes inside. - Read it Daddy blog, Read it Daddy blog

An important book that will benefit any family. - Parents in Touch, Parents in Touch

50 Ways to feel happy ... by the 'positive psychologist' Vanessa King is compiled on the premise that …'when we do kind things for others ... we feel happier too.'...brooding teens might take some persuading to make a cut out and keep 'gratitude tree'. But it's worth a try. - The Oldie, The Oldie

Just the ticket for helping children learn the skills of wellbeing ... Imagine the impact it might have on children's wellbeing if, up and down the country, children were tasked with growing their own happiness and the happiness of the people around them? Now, that is the type of homework I could get behind. And this brilliant new book makes it possible. - teachhappy.co.uk, teachhappy.co.uk

There are so many essential life skills that are drawn together in this lovely little book and I would thoroughly recommend it for primary schools and their pupils. - The Reading Zone, The Reading Zone

We all want our children to be happy and resilient, but may not realise that they can be taught skills to make them happier people. Written by a psychologist with the charity Action for Happiness, this book explains ten keys to happier living and sets out practical, fun activities for children to do that will make a real and lasting difference to their lives. The text is friendly and reassuring, broken down into easily accessible paragraphs or charts while bright graphics with animated characters make it attractive to look at too ... Happiness really matters, and the more children and adults who read this book, the better. - Andrea Reece, Love Reading 4 Kids

50 Ways to Feel Happy aims to help older children boost their moods. Broken down into 10 sections, from Giving and Exercising to Trying Out and Emotions, there are a range of activities for every frame of mind. Learn origami, master mindfulness or interview a friend. - The Sunday Express

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“An attractive and practical resource to promote wellbeing in the classroom”

The authors of this book do a great job of using solid research evidence to build a fun, practical guide to supporting children's wellbeing. The book - developed from Vanessa King's Ten Keys to Happier... More

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“Beautifully presented, practical, research based guide”

Very much recommend this book. The 50 ways are split up into Giving, Relating, Exercising, Awareness, Trying Out, Direction, Resilience, Emotions, Acceptance and Meaning ('GREAT DREAM') - which pretty much... More

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“A beautifully engaging book to improve the well being of children.”

This is a fantastically engaging book that is full of wonderful ideas and activities that will improve the emotional wellbeing of children. A much needed resource for parents, carers, teachers and professionals. A... More

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