Kimmel Education and Research Center


Date of this Version



Reimers-Hild, C.I. & Weitzenkam, D. (2017). Blue the Bee Learns to Be Happy. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.


We are grateful to the Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. for providing a grant to fund the Happy Orchard educational project, including this activity book. Please visit to enjoy all of the #HappyOrchard educational resources!


Do you sometimes feel sad or blue and don't know what to do? If so, this book was written just for you!

Join Blue the Bee as she travels through Happy Orchard meeting her friends (Flutter, Buzz, Bonita and Ernie) to learn the 7 Happiness Habits. When happiness is a habit, it comes without thinking. You can choose how to spend your day and use your time. You choose how to live your life and what is on your mind.

Each page was designed to enjoy at any age. People can become pollinators of happiness in any life stage!

This activity book is for all who want to learn to be happy. Learn the 7 Happiness Habits by yourself or with your family!

What you decide is ultimately up to you. Download this free happiness guide, have some fun and enjoy the ride!