50 Positive Affirmations for Kids Post Preview: Use some of these positive statements to help change and encourage your children’s thinking patterns and mindset. This post also includes printable affirmation cards for kids in both black and white and color (as well as free sample cards).
Most people are familiar with positive affirmations, but for those who aren’t, they are simply positive statements that we repeat to ourselves in order to change our mindset and thinking patterns. For kids, positive affirmations can be incredibly powerful and a great way to help them feel positive about themselves and their lives.
What are positive affirmations?
Positive affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself, either out loud or in your head, to help you change your thinking and attitude.
For example, some positive affirmations for kids might be “I am loved” or “I am smart and capable.” Repeating these positive statements to yourself can help you change your thinking from negative to positive and better cope with challenges in life.
Benefits of using positive affirmations for kids
There are many benefits of using positive affirmations for kids. They can be used to boost self-esteem, gain confidence, and achieve goals. Research has also shown that positive affirmations can help reduce stress, anxiety, and negative thinking patterns.
Positive affirmations can help kids:
● Feel better about themselves
● Develop a positive outlook on life
● Boost self-confidence
● Increase resilience
● Handle stress and anxiety in a healthy way
How to use positive affirmations for kids
There isn’t a right or wrong way to use positive affirmations, but here are some things you may want to keep in mind for success.
Choose positive affirmations that resonate with your child
If your child is struggling with anxiety, for example, you might want to select affirmations that focus on relaxation and calmness. It might be helpful to write down a few positive affirmations and have them pick their favorites and then use these to start.
Encourage your child to create their own affirmations
This will help them to personalize the affirmations and make them more meaningful. They can write them down or say them out loud to themselves.
Make it a daily habit
It’s important to make positive affirmations part of your daily routine. Repeat the positive affirmation with them regularly. You can do this every day, or as often as you can. The more they hear the positive affirmation, the more impact it will have. You might want to set aside time each day for positive affirmations, such as first thing in the morning or before bedtime.
Use positive affirmations in difficult situations
If your child is going through a tough time or facing a challenging situation, positive affirmations can be particularly helpful. For example, if they are starting a new school year, you might want to write down some positive affirmations for them to read before they go into their first day of school.
Tips for incorporating positive affirmations into your child’s life
If you’re interested in incorporating positive affirmations into your child’s life, here are a few tips:
Choose one or two positive affirmations to focus on at first. You can gradually add more as your child becomes more comfortable with them.
Write it down
One way to make positive affirmations part of your child’s daily routine is to write them down or put them on little notes around the house. You can also create a positive affirmation jar where your child can pick one out each day.
Make them fun
Incorporate positive affirmations into games, songs, or stories. This will make them more enjoyable for kids and help them to remember them more effectively.
Create a visual reminder of their positive affirmation
This could be a poster, drawing, or picture they can look at daily. Another great resource are the printable positive affirmations for kids cards that are available in this post.
Be a role model
If you’re using positive affirmations yourself, let your child know and explain how, when, and why you use them. This will help them to understand and see the benefits for themselves.
50 positive affirmations for kids
The positive affirmations we choose to use are often personal and specific to our needs.
All of the positive affirmations for kids listed below are secular in nature. It’s super easy, however, to come up with religious-based positive affirmations as well, such as “I can do anything do anything with Jesus in my life” or “I can be kind when I love like Christ.” So, if you prefer religious-based positive affirmations, some of the example below can easily be tweaked to include your faith background.
Here is a list of 50 positive affirmations for kids that can be used:
- I am happy and confident.
- I am kind and thoughtful.
- Every problem has a solution.
- I am safe and healthy.
- I can achieve anything I set my mind to.
- It’s okay to be different – I can celebrate who I am!
- I am smart and capable.
- I am loved and respected.
- There is nothing wrong with me – I am perfect just the way I am.
- I am grateful for all the good in my life.
- I choose to be positive and happy.
- My mistakes do not define me.
- I am worthy of love and respect.
- I am allowed to make mistakes and learn from them.
- It’s okay to feel scared, but I can face my fears.
- I have control over my emotions and reactions.
- I am a unique individual with special talents and qualities.
- My opinion matters and I have a right to express it.
- I love myself just the way I am.
- I am surrounded by people who love and support me.
- My happiness comes from within me.
- I am capable of handling whatever comes my way.
- I always have a choice – I can choose what to think and how to react.
- I’m okay if things don’t go according to plan – I can adapt and adjust.
- I am open-minded and willing to try new things.
- I trust myself and my instincts.
- I listen to my heart and follow my dreams.
- My needs are important, and it’s okay for me to express them.
- It’s okay for me to ask for help when I need it.
- I have everything I need within me to be successful.
- My life is filled with joy, happiness, and love.
- I create my own future through my thoughts, words, and actions.
- Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
- I am grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.
- I am peaceful, happy, and calm.
- I forgive myself for past mistakes and choose to move forward.
- I love and approve of myself just the way I am.
- I am a good friend.
- I am a great listener.
- I enjoy spending time with others.
- I choose to be positive and have a good attitude.
- Others can’t control how I feel – I decide how I want to feel.
- I can always find something positive in every situation.
- I choose to be happy, no matter what happens.
- I will focus on the positive and let go of the negative.
- My positive attitude creates positive results in my life.
- When I make a mistake, I learn from it and move on.
- It is ok to feel angry, but I can choose how to express it.
- I am in control of my own behavior.
- I can do anything I set my mind to.
These are only a few examples – feel free to add your own or tailor them to better fit your child’s needs!
Positive affirmations are a powerful tool that can help kids to feel good about themselves, build confidence and self-esteem, and face challenges with a positive attitude. With a bit of creativity, they can easily be incorporated into your child’s daily routine. Give it a try – you may be surprised at the positive impact it can have!
Positive Affirmations for Kids Printable Cards
As a perfect companion to this post, I have a set of printable positive affirmation cards for kids!
There are 48 different affirmation cards in color, and then the same set of 48 affirmation cards in black and white. They can be printed on regular printer paper or white cardstock, which I would recommend. The great thing about the black and white version on white paper is that kids can color the cute animals on the cards as an activity.
The whole set is available just a little bit farther down, so keep scrolling.
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If you’d like a free sample of this set, you can click here to get two pages from this set for free – one in black and white and one in color.
If you want the whole set of 96 cards featuring Positive Affirmations for Kids, you can get the fun, low-prep printables for a small amount in the Real Life at Home shop:
Purchase the Positive Affirmations Cards for Kids
If you prefer to purchase these through Teachers Pay Teachers, you can get them in my TPT shop here.
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