Pre-School to class 2 celebrate International Day of Happiness

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

The International Day of Happiness is a global celebration observed every year on March 20th to promote happiness, well-being, and a more compassionate world. It is a day to celebrate and recognise the importance of happiness in human lives and encourage individuals, communities, and organisations to act to promote happiness and well-being all around.

We, at The Indian School – Second Shift celebrated Happiness Day with a melange of activities designed for students from Pre School to class 2.

For our youngest learners in Pre school, the aim was to spread joy through a simple yet engaging activity. Students participated in an art and craft activity, creating vibrant drawings and emoji craft that helped them express their happiness.

Pre Primary students expressed their joy by writing things that make them happy on a paper cut-out of a rainbow. They enjoyed group activities such as singing songs on the theme- happiness, listening to a story titled ‘Joyful Journeys’, and dancing to upbeat music.

Class 1 students explored the theme of kindness and empathy as pathways to happiness. They participated in discussions on the importance of treating others with kindness and compassion, emphasising the joy that comes from helping others. They also pasted their portrait pictures on A4 size coloured sheets and wrote sentences on what makes them happy.  Mindfulness techniques were also incorporated into the day, teaching children simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to help them manage their emotions and feel happier.

In class 2, students delved deeper into the concept of happiness and its connection to gratitude and positive thinking. Students wrote and shared their happiness pledges, committing to spreading joy and positivity in their daily interactions. They also made smileys with happiness quotes on them. Audio-visual stories were also shown featuring cheerful characters and happy endings.

The celebration concluded with the students flashing their happiness themed craft while cheering others with exuberant smiles on their sweet faces.

The most wonderful thing we can do is to continue to be happy and to share happiness with others. By instilling this positive emotion at a young age, we aim to nurture a generation of individuals who prioritise well-being and strive to create a happier world for themselves and others.

Stay happy, everyone!