Daily Affirmations for Kids

February 19, 2013

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!

To continue nurturing your child’s positive self image, learn about and introduce the language of put-ups and put-downs into your daily conversations.

Click here for the printable affirmations.

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

* A warm thank you to Randi From Swoon! for creating such lovely printables!

What affirmations could your children use at this stage in their lives?

Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.


  1. Kara @SimpleKids.net said on February 19, 2013 #

    Oh, wow! These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I have some kiddos who I think would really enjoy these and could use the reminder about how great they are :-)

    • mariah said on February 19, 2013 #

      It is my pleasure Kara! I like to slip an occasional card where I can see it too… Us Mamas can use special reminders as well.

  2. Rebecca Alexis said on February 19, 2013 #

    Ohhhh! These are great! I love writing handwritten notes, but these make it a bit easier in the morning when things are so hectic! Thanks so very much! 

  3. Frankie said on February 19, 2013 #

    These are great! Thank you for sharing. I love to leave notes for my teenager. <3

  4. Ipshita said on February 19, 2013 #

    What a fabulous idea. I am going to do this .. Thanks for sharing. Ipshita x

  5. Heather @ Life, Gluten Free said on February 19, 2013 #

    I am a huge fan of positive affirmations. I love the ones you made for kids. Thank you for sharing with us! 

  6. Carla said on February 20, 2013 #

    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!

  7. Sarah M said on February 21, 2013 #

    What an awesome idea. Love where you put them all, too!
    Sarah M

  8. Shawn said on February 25, 2013 #

    These are so lovely. Thank you. Just a note, though: I can’t seem to get the affirmations to print. The blank ones print just fine. FYI

    • mariah said on February 25, 2013 #

      Hi Shawn – Try downloading and then printing them. That is what did the trick for me.Let me know if you continue to have troubles. Enjoy!

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  12. Shilpa Ashwin said on August 22, 2013 #

    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.

    • Mariah said on August 22, 2013 #

      You are so welcome Shilpa! Affirmations can have a powerful impact on both kids and grown-ups :-)

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  14. Amy @ Maker Mama said on September 6, 2013 #

    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!

    • Mariah said on September 6, 2013 #

      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…

  15. Mar said on September 7, 2013 #

    Thank you for sharing! This is just what I need.

  16. Susanne said on September 7, 2013 #

    Beautiful. Thank you!

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