Things to do when you feel happy (or want to be)




  • Paint your nails a crazy color
  • Make a list of things you want to do for your birthday
  • Take a picture of something beautiful or funny
  • Paint on the concrete with ice cubes on a sunny day (wear sun cream)
  • Roll down a grassy hill with your friend
  • Sing along when your favourite song comes on
  • Make the biggest snow ball you’ve ever seen
  • Let a piece of chocolate melt on your tongue, see how long you can keep it there
  • Jump in a pile of crunchy fall leaves
  • Swim in the sea or a lake
  • Wear googles and cover yourself in shaving cream, then run through the sprinkler
  • Make a restaurant for dinner and create a menu, a sign, and a waiter costume
  • Watch your breath float away in cold air
  • Watch all the Harry Potter movies or read the books
  • Have a bubble bath or find a colorful bath fizzer
  • Paint a picture about your favorite dream
  • Draw or write with bright coloured pens
  • Hang up some pretty fairy lights
  • Design your own video game and draw pictures of it, describe the rules & rewards
  • Make a pile of blankets and pillows on the trampoline and watch the clouds
  • Dream up an imaginative story, make puppets to show the story before bed
  • Make a fort with LED battery candles, books, snacks and blankets, sleep in it
  • Paint your face in front of a mirror
  • Watch videos of cute baby animals
  • Invent the ultimate ice cream sundae
  • Go star-gazing late at night
  • Dance around with a silly wig or costume
  • Plant some flowers and watch them grow
  • Think of a crazy new ingredient for Taco Tuesday
  • Flip through old photos and print ten of your favorites
  • Go for a bike ride in the local park
  • Think of small acts of kindness you can do for people
  • Have a family movie night with snacks
  • Make breakfast in bed
  • Perform a dance or lip sync on TikTok
  • Design a new flavor cookie that no one has thought of before, then bake it
  • Watch the birds and squirrels come to a food feeder, make a little table or menu
  • Create a pizza with all your favorite toppings, or a few crazy ones
  • Pick fresh strawberries or blueberries on a farm, make a smoothie with them
  • Go camping in the back yard with flash lights and BBQ smores
  • Have an indoor picnic on a rainy day, with a picnic blanket and a funny movie
  • Make a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream
  • Make Christmas cookies while watching a Christmas movie, even if it’s August
  • Celebrate ‘Sparkle Day’, ‘Pancake Day’ or ‘Do Everything Backwards’ Day
  • Make lots of bubbles with a bubble machine
  • Bake monster cookies with candy eyeballs and spiky frosting
  • Finger paint with pudding
  • Create a bus, a car wash, or a coffee shop out of old cardboard boxes
  • Sprinkle confetti on the carpet, time how long it takes you to vacuum every piece
  • Make a movie that involves an umbrella, a smelly sock, and block of cheese
  • Drag an old sheet outside and use a paintbrush to splatter it with paint 
  • Design a T-shirt and paint your idea with fabric paint
  • Make some goop using cornstarch, water, and food coloring
  • Make a crown using paper or cardboard, markers, glitter, and stickers
  • Go bowling with some empty water bottles or soda cans
  • Draw on the windows with washable window markers
  • Splash in a couple of puddles and go for a walk with your umbrella
  • Create an obstacle course with pillows, chairs, and a blanket-covered tunnel
  • Make a playlist of your favorite songs, perform a concert with pretend tickets
  • Send a letter or parcel to someone in the mail, maybe they’ll send one back
  • Talk to someone you love on the phone
  • Pop some bubble wrap, or tape it to the ground like a bubbly popping road
  • Have a tea party outside

FOR MORE IDEAS WATCH THIS VIDEO: 100 Kids Tell Us What Makes Them Happy

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