The largest EQ celebration in history… and you’re invited! Three more month’s ’till the party, here’s how to get ready.

Last November, volunteers in 157 countries reached 330,000 children & adults for our U.N. Universal Children’s Day celebration: POP-UP Festivals on emotions, wellbeing & children’s rights.

So far, we’re up to 426 volunteers in 65 countries with 18 Partner Organizations reaching 98,000 people (and last year at this time, we had 0). Hooray! Here’s what’s next.

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POP-UP Progress

The activity kit is nearly finished, and volunteers have started translation. We have wonderful new emotion cards and some great new games. Regional online meetings have kicked off with mentors who will help people in their countries.
Check out the six “mini kits” with wonderful EQ activities that you can use to start practicing… and they’re ready to share! 

How can you participate in the festival?

Below, you’ll see links with ideas on how to Hold a Festival (of any size… some festivals have 3 people, some 3000), how to Support Volunteers, and how to Spread the Word. You are also invited to contribute to the Crowdfund.

One of the best ways to help? Spread the word!
What if people ALL over the world worked together for a more emotionally intelligent future? Last year, volunteers in 157 countries & territories reached 330,000 children & adults. Want to help double that? 
There's a beautiful free kit with everything you need. Just print it, bring together some children and adults, and POP! It's an #EQChildrensDay POP-UP Festival! Get the details and sign up on

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.