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101 Affirmations for Children

by Evelyn on March 22, 2010

I compiled a list of affirmations for children recently from a wish to help mine with self-mastery and positive programming . As adults, many of our limiting thought patterns can be attributed to childhood conditioning or having unconsciously adopted negative societal beliefs. While we look for ways to help realign ourselves, how about starting with a better way forward in our children?

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Affirmations For Children in Homemade Flip Cards

Most certainly, we can help our kids with instilling good values, confidence, focus and belief. Positive affirmations for children can do a lot to assist them in developing healthy self esteem. We can also target some for the purposes of having an easier time with their school work.

If you like the idea as well, here is the list which I would like to share….

101 Affirmations for Children

1. I can do whatever I focus my mind on.

2. I am awesome.

3. I am very intelligent.

4. I am a fast learner.

5. I am worthy.

6. I deeply love and accept myself.

7. I enjoy learning.

8. Learning is fun and exciting.

9. I understand the lessons taught in school completely and quickly.

10. I believe in myself and my abilities.

11. While I appreciate details, I am able to also see the big picture in things.

12. I have many gifts and talents.

13. I learn from my challenges and can always find ways to overcome them.

14. I am open to possibility.

15. I embrace my fears fully and calmly.

16. I make like-minded friends easily and naturally.

17. I am healthy and am growing up well.

18. I have persistence in what I believe in.

19. Miracles happen to me all the time.

20. I am very creative.

21. Ideas for problem solving come easily and quickly to me.

22. I am a great listener.

23. My family, friends and teachers love me for who I am.

24. I am unique and special.

25. Opportunities come to me in good time.

26. I may make mistakes sometimes but I choose to learn from them.

27. I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.

28. Every day and in every way, I get better and better.

29. My intuition guides me in what I do.

30. I am calm, relaxed and peaceful.

31. I am always in the right place at the right time.

32. I enjoy being, feeling and thinking positive.

33. Problems challenge me to better myself in every way.

34. I trust myself in making great decisions.

35. I am loving kindness to all.

36. I do my best in my work and tasks.

37. I am present.

38. I trust in my ability to solve problems.

39. I enjoy my own company.

40. I accept compliments graciously and openly.

41. I am whole and complete.

42. I enjoy trying new ideas.

43. I embrace changes in peaceful, harmonious and positive ways.

44. I believe I can be whatever I want to be.

45. I can visualize very well.

46. I am vibrant and have lots of energy.

47. I am divinely protected.

48. I am kind, generous and loving.

49. I complete my school work on time every day.

50. I am deserving of love, trust and kindness.

51. I achieve great and successful results.

52. I am brave.

53. I experience beauty wherever I go.

54. I have got an awesome imagination.

55. I am able to solve problems creatively.

56. All is well in the world.

57. I am thankful for my blessings.

58. I have a healthy relationship with my teachers.

59. I choose to forgive all others for any mistakes they have done.

60. I feel confident and secure.

61. I enjoy letting events unfold in good time.

62. I have loving, positive and happy thoughts.

63. I express my ideas easily.

64. I am courageous even when things are unknown to me.

65. I reach my goals easily.

66. I am in charge of my own life.

67. I enjoy playing games with my friends.

68. I am gentle with myself.

69. I have many friends who like being near me.

70. The trees, flowers and birds are my friends.

71. I radiate love and compassion.

72. Miracles happen to me every day.

73. I am on my way to creating great wealth.

74. I am excellent in languages.

75. I am quick and accurate with Mathematics.

76. I am able to analyze and see clearly for problem solving.

77. I read, write and learn fast.

78. I absorb knowledge like a sponge and am able to apply what I have learnt.

79. I do my best for my studies.

80. I am attentive in class.

81. I am a natural in _________ (sports).

82. I am on top of my classes.

83. I enjoy challenging myself in new ideas, possibilities and directions.

84. I am a winner!

85. I turn failures into opportunities for success.

86. I handle all my responsibilities and tasks well.

87. I enjoy eating healthy snacks.

88. I love my body.

89. I am honest and trustworthy.

90. I choose to look for the best way forward for myself.

91. I am able to understand and solve complex problem sums or questions easily.

92. I enjoy experiencing life in multiple ways.

93. I love being healthy!

94. I manage my time well.

95. I like being punctual.

96. I enjoy having habits that will help me have a happy, healthy and successful life.

97. I listen to my gut or inner wisdom closely.

98. I am able to easily draw inspiration from nature and life.

99. I believe in my dreams.

100. I have an excellent memory.

101. I am Me, and I am Okay! (Words quoted from Self Esteem Poem by Psychologist Virginia Satir. Featured in my How to Love Yourself post here).

Make Affirmation Cards For Children

The affirmation cards for my children were made with bright and fun colors. I added some pictures of flowers, stars and patterned paper to a stack of blank cards in blue. I had found the cards lying around and was wondering what to do with them when the idea struck that I should create affirmation cards on-the-go for them as well.

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Create Affirmation Cards: A Weekend or Holiday Project for Your Children?

For ownership, I decided to involve my two girls in the project. My kids helped with sticking the affirmations on and providing some ideas.

Their final feedback?

They love it! They enjoy flipping through and reading the cards aloud!

Share Your Affirmations For Children

Any affirmation for children that is not in my list and which you think is important? Do share your thoughts and ideas.

And now…..to more power in our kids,

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Lance March 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Evelyn,
What a great way to give your children one more way to be positively encouraged in their self esteem. And I think this all very much touches upon the idea that our kids can do whatever that song is in their heart. What you are giving your kids is another way to really believe in that, and know that it is a good place to be.

Arjen March 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hi Evelyn,
A wonderful list that not only helps children! I think most adults benefit from using your list as well. Thank you for these powerful affirmations.

Rosangel March 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Hi Eve!!

Congratulations for this idea!! In fact, our thoughts are seeding when we are children and then we believe that thoughts are true when we became in adults.

Lana-Daring Clarity March 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

Evelyn, this is an awesome list of affirmations, thank you putting this together. I repeat a lot of those to my son on a daily basis and I’ll be sure to include the ones that I don’t. He is only 3, but this is the age when things literally imprint into his brain. Making affirmations cards together looks like so much fun!

John Choo March 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

Hi Evelyn,

This is really a great idea!!! Thanks again for sharing your great ideas again.

Appreciate it very much.

Cheers,
JohnChoo

Kelly@SHE-POWER March 23, 2010 at 7:50 am

I love this idea, Evelyn. I also think it would be a lovely gift for a child to make and give to a friend. Share the positivity. I know which affirmation Riley would love about now: “I am awesome!” He’s so into that word at the moment. Everything is awesome.

Kelly x

Boris March 23, 2010 at 8:54 am

Evelyn,
A very comprehensive list. Well done!
All the best,
Boris

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord March 23, 2010 at 11:18 am

These are such great affirmations, and I wish someone had shared them with me when I was little. Evelyn, this is truly inspired, and I’m grateful that you put such great energy and ideas into the world.

Greg Blencoe March 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

Hi Evelyn,

While I don’t have kids yet, I think this is a fantastic way to get them thinking positively. And this is obviously extremely important.

Though not a lot, I know I still carried some negative emotional baggage from childhood until I cleared a lot of it out recently with EFT. It’s amazing how much things that happened in your childhood can impact your life years later.

I can’t think of a more important gift to give to a child than the ability to think positively.

Oh, and I love the affirmation cards. You are so artistic! I’m guessing people might start asking you to make more of these. While I’m sure you already have more than enough projects that you are working on, I personally think you could make a business out of selling these.

Hulbert March 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Great post Evelyn, this is really nice. This brings me back to elementary school and all the fun projects we would do like this… good times. I think creating creative flashcards with positive affirmations will definitely help the kids have higher self-esteem and confidence in themselves. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Lisa (mommymystic) March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Lovely, so glad you did this! We have a lot of stories that cover some of these themes, but I have been wondering at what point to do some sort of explicit affirmations. Do yours simply read through the cards? Do they repeat the phrases formally or anything of that type? Or is it more informal? Mine are still pre-reading, but when they are sick or I feel they are on the brink, I do have them say “I am healthy!” as robustly as possibly:-)

Steven Aitchison March 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Hi Evelyn, this is a wonderful post and a great idea. Children take on so much in their heads and have so many false beliefs. Affirmations would be a great way to overcome self doubts and worry.

Hilary March 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Hi Evelyn .. that is great – what a wonderful project .. and seems to have inspired everyone, as it should. I like what Kelly says .. make some packs and give to a friend .. give to a grandparent with some messages, to a person in hospital or who is seriously ill coming to terms with life .. they’d love to have some flip cards with hope on ..

Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with next and your other ideas relative to these .. brilliant .. cheering too .. thank you – Hilary

Chris Edgar March 24, 2010 at 2:16 am

Hi Evelyn — thanks for this. I like how a lot of this just encourages children to appreciate where they are and what they’re doing right now, which is so different from the messages I get the sense that kids usually hear — “Do this! Wear that! What you did isn’t good enough! What you just said was rude or wrong!” and so on.

Jannie Funster March 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

Wow! I mean WOW, this is one of the most beautiful lists for people, big or small I have come across. I think my very favorites are that trees, birds and flowers are friends, tying in of course, with miracles happening daily. One big love.

And what a very lovely job you all did making the cards so pretty! My daughter and I will make this a project to remember! Thank You!!

xo

Bake March 25, 2010 at 9:02 am

Hi Evelyn,
I can always count on you to come up the most creative ways to teach Affirmations and the power of words to enhance ones well being. This is a great idea. I would say that when children learn these techniques and the power of their words at an early age, they will develop a healthy self esteem about themselves as they grow and mature as beautiful adults.

Nadia - Happy Lotus March 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

Hi Evelyn,

You know what…I think adults could benefit from these affirmations as well. Your children are blessed to have such a mother and to be aware of the power of affirmations at such a young age.

Davina March 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

What a great idea Evelyn. I love the look of these cards too. This would be an excellent project for kids to do in school. What else would be fun would be for a version of Valentine’s type cards, where kids write compliments to one another and pass them out. I love this!

Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice March 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Oh my goodness Evelyn, you are a genius! I do a lot work with children and I could make such great use of this list…this is an amazing idea which you could even turn into a book….seriously I’m gobsmacked by the simplicity and yet genius of it! I will definitely bookmark this post and refer back to it too!

Catrien Ross March 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Evelyn, this is wonderful. And I agree with Amit – you can easily turn this into a book. What a creative way to engage your children in developing a positive, life-affirming attitude in the world – and demonstrating your love for them in this amazing activity. It seems like so much fun for everyone, too.

Thank you for sharing your inspiration and artistic heart!

Evening greetings from the mountains in Japan – Catrien Ross.

Dragos Roua March 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Amazing idea, Evelyn

As a parent of a 4 year old myself, I know the value of positive affirmations too well. You have a great list of gems here, really grateful to you for sharing this :-)

Lauren Lionheart March 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Oh those are brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this idea and that long list of affirmations with us.
As a lover of paper crafts, this is very inspiring to me. I used to make cards all the time, but often had way more made than people to give them to! Eventually I stopped making them; my stack of cards was getting too large. Now I’m thinking about using your idea, and giving myself permission to just be as prolific as I feel like! What a wonderful feeling :)

Skoglys March 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Hello Evelyn,

What a fantastic idea ! Wow :)
I hope one day affirmations will be a subject in school as well, hihi ;p

Love to you and your beautiful girls <3

Mel Clifford April 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Hi Evelyn
I came accross your webiste and read some of your posts- good stuff and I will be back. I thought I would add two more to your 101 Affirmations for Children and make it 103
I smile and laugh every day
I am me and I am different thats what make me special
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to read you posts and make my comment – keep it up well done
Kind Regards
Mel

Jeremy Johnson April 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Wow, this was such a cool idea. I have an almost 3 year old daughter who could get great use out of this. I wonder what you think about making cards and then adding a picture to each one with the words. I’m going to make a set of cards for our three year old daughter. Thanks so much!

Ben Klempner, MSW April 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Evelyn,

I love this post!!! Simple yet Profound. Easy yet Complex.

Thank you.

Ben

Rachel April 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Thank you so much for all the beautiful contributions you make to this world.

DaveUrsillo April 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

Wonderful messages for children. I recently gave my 7 year old god daughter a “good deed diary” in which she would try to record one good deed every day in hopes that it would instill a sense of selflessness and giving at a young age. She has taken on to it! As incentive to keep her going, I give her new stickers to decorate the pages every now and then.

Thanks for this great idea.
Dave

halfling July 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

What a great list of affirmations for children. I am introducing the idea of affirmations to my children, in particular to try and reverse my son’s negative way of thinking into something positive. Based on reading I have been doing on various sites I explained to him that they are like magic words (he is 8) and if repeated often enough they gain enough strength to become true. Thanks for such a great list as well as the idea of the cards. I think we will be making some at our house soon.

Luisa July 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

I just came across your website and I love it! :)
The 101 Affirmations For Children is an excellent idea and I completely agree that children should be taught such basic [yet very important] ideas and beliefs from a very young age. I am a teenager and I wish I had received those sort of phrases of encouragement at kindergarten or at school! Nevertheless, I am finally beginning to really see the importance of self-love and spirituality.

Anyhow, Evelyn I must thank you for making such an uplifting website. It has truly brought a smile to my face. :)
Have a nice day!

Sundance August 3, 2010 at 1:44 am

Evelyn,

I really love your website, however; I lost the link to your daily “Inspirational Messages”.

Please link….

Thank you,

Sundance

I am looking

Pete October 3, 2010 at 12:38 am

This is very good :)
When I was a kid, my mathematics teacher always told me “you cant”, and I was really fed up with my studies. Now I understand the most important thing is to plant these kind of positive affirmations in a students mind, so that he’d be the most he can. And I know she did it on purpose, because I wasn’t her favorite student in the class. I was thinking how could some one be so cruel to a 12 year old ?

Lisa October 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

Hi Evelyn,
Thank you so much for the list of affirmations and the card idea! I am a speech/language pathologist working in a public elementary school and I have made a set to use with my students. The student chooses a card on the ring and reads it aloud or I read it to him/her, then we briefly discuss it. I tell the children that is their thought for the day. I have also started taking the cards to our special education meetings to use with my colleagues. We also need to do some positive thinking if we are to be modeling it for our students! I love it! Thanks again!
Lisa

Lisa October 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

P.S. I also wanted to mention that I introduce the idea of affirmations by reading Louise Hay’s book entitled, “I Think, I Am”. This is a book for children explaining what affirmations are and how to use them. Great book and goes so well with the cards.

Nici November 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Hi Evelyn – great list! I am a bit confused how to do affirmations with my 3 year old if she cant read yet? Do I ask her to repeat them after me? Or if I am reading them to her do I change “I” to “you”?

Thanks Nici

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