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How Smiling Makes You Happy Worksheet

How Smiling Makes You Happy Worksheet


Worksheet that explains how the act of smiling sends chemicals to your brain which makes you feel happier. Children can draw or write about some funny things they can think about that would make you smile.


Why do you need this?

Teaching students about the science behind smiling reinforces the concept of positive psychology. Understanding how simple actions like smiling can affect mood empowers students to take control of their emotional well-being.


Learning about the connection between smiling and happiness helps students understand how they can regulate their emotions. By practicing smiling, students can proactively boost their mood and cope with negative emotions more effectively.


How and when might you use this?

This worksheet could be used in a variety of ways:

· During early morning work teachers can discuss with children the impact smiling can have on mood, encouraging students to share their thoughts and experiences.

· As part of PSHE lessons on emotions and well-being. Students can explore the connection between smiling and happiness as part of their learning about emotional regulation and self-awareness.

· During health and wellness lessons, teachers can discuss the physiological effects of smiling on the brain and body.

· As a positive behavior reinforcement tool.

· During relaxation and mindfulness lessons about stress relief and the power of positive thinking.

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