I started by setting the chairs in a circle and having a Reader's Theatre Activity. I adapted this skit from this story in The Friend. Click HERE to download the skit "Never Happy Hailey." It was a sweet silly intro. Perfect to grab their attention and get everyone involved. I highlighted the parts before hand so it was easier to read.
I was shocked that NONE of the girls had ever seen the movie Pollyanna! I mean... come on parents! LOL I made them all promise to pester their parents to rent it. After that we watched this clip off YouTube on my laptop! If you would rather download it to a DVD and play it on a TV then I always use KeepVid.com.
All around the room had I scriptures posted on bright yellow paper. I had them each pull one and we talked about why I would choose that as a happy scripture. Click here to download My Wall Scriptures. At the end of this document is a list of happy words and scriptures. I did a search on LDS.org and found how many times each word was in the standard works. I had them do the math! Silly me!
Very last I had them all make a "Best of My Days" from this blog. I loved this idea so much that I made one for each of my the ladies I visit teach! What a fantastic way to stay positive! I created a copy of this for everyone. I brought fun scissors and made them all cut them out and tie them together with pretty ribbon.
The girls had more fun than I thought! This would also make a GREAT Family Home Evening. Very uplifting activity! I wish I had a copy of Pollyanna!
Downloads and Links for this Activity
Never Happy Hailey Skit
The Glad Game Video Link
Happy Wall Scriptures
"Best of My Days" Blog Link