Happiness Is Having Fun
Updated: Jul 29, 2019
Having Fun Includes:
Being silly, laughing,
dancing + moving
Why Having Fun Matters
Early on kids know intuitively how to have fun, be creative and move their bodies. With time and pressure they tend to focus more on achievements like getting good grades, fitting in, making teams and so on, in order to feel happy. This can lead kids to attach their joy to outside accomplishments. But this is totally backward. According to the ancient spiritual Law of Attraction, true happiness is rooted in having fun along the way to achieving goals.
When kids regularly have fun, through unstructured play, silliness, laughter, creativity, song, dance and movement, they learn to rely on their own capacities to generate and experience joy rather than to look outside themselves. And when they're feeling joyful, everything tends to come more easily.
Today was good
Today was fun
Tomorrow is another one - Dr Seuss
3 ways to encourage kids to Have Fun
1. Introduce them to this happy habit:
Download our Free I Have Fun Activity Sheet
2. Use any of our products to help them practice this happy habit in a variety of ways:
When Liza finds herself laughing and having fun with her pet and friends, she realizes that happy is everywhere because it really lives inside of her. Asking questions and talking about how Liza figured this out are simple ways to use the Happy Hunting Book to promote the happy habit of having fun.
In the Happy Hunting Journal there are 4 uniquely fun, silly and creative activities. Just look for the SKIPPING icons within the journal.
Use the Feeling Cards in all sorts of ways to practice having fun, like choosing a card and creating a song, dance or joke about it. This also teaches kids to Care for Feelings by being playful with them, so that they aren’t unknown, intimidating or scary.
The Happy Habits Challenge contains 3 Have Fun tasks that show how having fun isn’t complicated. Plus, one blank card means you and your kids can custom-make fun challenges over and over again.
3. Visit our Have Fun Pinterest boards for more informative research and unique resources.