Daily Affirmations for Kids

Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!Our daughters are at the age where they begin to tune in closely to the thoughts and opinions of their friends. During this process they have started to internalize flip comments and at times come home from school feeling less than confident about themselves. During these moments it is our natural instinct as parents to shower them in praise, but it is not quite the same when it comes from us.

So… one day I thought it would be fun to leave little affirmation notes around the house, in spots where my daughters would least expect to find them, as way to get important conversations going during more neutral moments.

I started out by coming up with a list of positive messages that I felt were relevant to the girls’ lives. While comments from friends can be painful, I also find that my daughters are their own toughest critics and I like the idea of having these mantras around the house, as a tool for changing those inner voices.

Daily Affirmations for Kids

Leaving specific notes along with inviting materials can lead to wonderful opportunities for shared moments. This combination of encouraging notes and inspiring supplies create engaging invitations for your child to…

Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!




Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!


Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!


Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!

And end the day knowing that they are indeed smart, strong, creative, and loved…

Daily Affirmations for Kids + Printables!

To keep the magic going, it is fun to leave out blank cards that you and your children can fill at just the right moment!

Click here for the printable affirmations.

Click here for the blank printable (soon to be) affirmations.


For more on this topic…

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With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. I have a basket of affirmations in my counseling office at school (Grades 4-6). Students choose one when they are in my office, and sometimes they stop by for one! They love them, and I tell them that whatever they draw is absolutely true!

  2. Hi Mariah, wonderful link about affirmations. I have a 4 year old daughter. I had recently read about affirmations and have started them with my daughter. You have given a wonderfully put affirmation printables and blank printables as well. Thanks a ton.

  3. This is such a great resource–especially as we begin our first year of homeschooling. There are a lot of feelings and emotions going on at our house right now, and these will be perfect for giving the kids a little boost to their day!

    1. Hi Amy – Yes, the affirmations do help with a little boost and a little self-reflection. In fact, it might be time to bring them back out in our house! I hope you have an amazing year of homeschooling…

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