“Happiness hides in little things.”
What is a little thing that makes you happy? The kids in the book, Where Happiness Hides, find happiness in things like a big bowl of warm soup and the smell of rain. You might find happiness in a hug from an adult or your favourite piece of fruit. Draw yourself enjoying your little happiness and write about why it makes you happy.
Lesson guides and printables
Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5 – 7
- be creative
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: English, Visual Arts, Personal and Social Capability
Tips for Parents and Carers
Your kid/s may need you to write (lightly in pencil) the sentence they tell you, so they can then trace over the letters.
Ask your kid/s:
- What makes you happy?
- What are some things you can do when you’re feeling sad?
- What are some things you like to do together?
Share with your kid/s things that make you happy, so they can empathise and think beyond themselves. Choose a few things you like to do together with your kid/s so they realise they are loved and paid attention to.
Encourage your kid/s to focus away from material objects for happiness such as getting a new toy or playing video games. Refer back to the book and how the kids in the story draw happiness from being outside, experiences and small comforts. Encourage kids to focus on similar things in their own lives.
- Art supplies: coloured pencils, markers, paint, scissors, glue
- White paper
- Writing pencil
- Where Happiness Hides ebook
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.