What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy (and to make all our students happy too), of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
20th March – International Day of Happiness
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The Happiness Worksheet
Intermediate / Teens & Adults
Classroom Project: The Happiness Jar
Beginners / Young Learners
Just bring a transparent glass jar and some colourful pieces of paper or post-it notes to class, and have your students write down two or three things they are grateful and happy for. Then have them fold up their scraps of paper and pop them into the jar. Explain that ‘The Happiness Jar’ is a visual representation of the fact that we always have a lot to be happy for!
* tip: You can make the jar a permanent addition to your classroom!
Classroom Poster: The Idioms of Happiness
• be over the moon
Robert was over the moon with his new bike!
• jump for joy
Helen jumped for joy when she heard the good news.
• be in seventh heaven
When I passed my English exam, I was in seventh heaven!
• walk on air
Sara walked on air when she got the tickets to New York.
• be on cloud nine
Jack and Jennifer were on cloud nine when they adopted their puppy!