Ready for a more emotionally intelligent world? Counting down… five more months ’till the world’s biggest EQ party — are you ready?

For the U.N. Universal Children’s Day in November, we’re holding 3rd annual celebration — last year volunteers in 157 countries reached 330,000 children & adults. What can we do together this year? Here are fabulous free resources and three action steps for June.

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Action Steps Toward POP-UP 2018

how can you be part of the world’s biggest emotional intelligence celebration?

Share fabulous free EQ activities

Lend a hand to those holding festivals

Help us amplify the message

Hold a Festival

Support Volunteers

Spread the Word

Anyone can hold a festival! Some are a few people at the kitchen table, some are 100s – read more here.

Action Steps

  1. Sign up here so you are on the 2018 list and map
  2. Open up a mini-kit and practice a lovely activity to start getting good at this
  3. Begin finding allies to help hold the event, invite them to join you testing out the mini-kit… get them to sign up:

People hosting POP-UP can use a hand… everything from translation to photos to snacks to just being a friend

Action Steps

  1. Sign up here so we can connect you with people in your country
  2. Explore the mini kits so you have a better idea of the kinds of activities in POP-UP
  3. Encourage others in your country to participate

To bring the joy and learning of the POP-UP Festivals to more people, we need allies to amplify the message.

Action Steps

  1. Sign up here and let us know you’re going to spread the word
  2. Join the POP-UP Facebook group, follow our ceo on Twitter, or join us on Insta and start re-sharing, liking, commenting!
  3. Make a list of 5+ organizations such as schools, hospitals, nonprofits, community orgs, agencies committed to children’s wellbeing.  Make contact and tell them there is an amazing free kit for them to share with the community (shortcut: )

What is the POP-UP Festival?

Each year we produce a free downloadable kit of fabulous interactive games & exercises to teach about emotional intelligence for children’s rights & wellbeing. The kit can be used by educators, parents, youth leaders, community members … anyone! The activities are effective for children and for adults to learn more about EQ.

You select activities for your audience, print them out, bring people together… and POP! You’ve got a festival. 

Read all about it here — be sure to watch the adorable 90-second video 🙂

Mini POP-UPs

Kits to Try Now


Volunteers & Partners


Spread the Word!


Become a Partner

Six Seconds

Six Seconds supports people to create positive change - everywhere... all the time. Founded in 1997, the organization now has offices in 11+ countries and certified practitioners in over 100, and is the world's preeminent resource for putting emotional intelligence into action.