Affirmation Cards for Kids

Introduction to Affirmation Cards and Activities for Kids

In a world where children are often exposed to negative messages and self-doubt, affirmation cards stand as a beacon of positivity and self-empowerment. These simple yet powerful tools can play a vital role in nurturing a child's self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and overall well-being.

What are Affirmation Cards? Affirmation cards are visually appealing cards, often adorned with inspiring images and positive statements or affirmations. These affirmations are designed to reinforce positive thinking, encourage a growth mindset, and remind children of their inherent worth and potential.

Affirmation Cards for Kids: Tailored specifically for children, these cards feature age-appropriate affirmations that resonate with their daily experiences and challenges. Phrases like "I am brave," "I am kind," or "I can do anything I set my mind to" become powerful mantras that children can carry with them.

Benefits of Affirmation Cards and Activities for Kids:

  • Boosting Self-Esteem: Regular use of affirmation cards helps children internalize positive beliefs about themselves.
  • Fostering Resilience: Affirmations equip children with a positive mindset that helps them face challenges with confidence.
  • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and using affirmations helps children recognize and manage their emotions.
  • Strengthening Family Bonds: Families can use affirmation cards together, creating a shared language of love, support, and encouragement.

Affirmations cards can be incorporated as part of meditation for younger kids. Have them read (or read for them) each affirmation card to find one that resonates with what they need to reinforce. If they are not sure, have them shuffle the cards face down, and pick one. Read the affirmation and find ways in which it applies to their lives. Then have them close their eyes, with the card close to their heart while breathing deeply. This practice will promote positive thinking, build self-esteem, boost confidence, activate the "emotional" part of the brain, help with problem-solving, impulse control, and regulating emotions.

Here are a few more activities that you and your child can do with your set of Affirmation cards:

Activity #1: Affirmation Collage

Objective: Creating a visual representation of positive affirmations.

Materials Needed:

  •  Set of 20 affirmation cards
  • Construction paper or poster board
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • Decorative materials (optional)


  1. Provide each child with a sheet of construction paper or poster board.
  2. Distribute the affirmation cards among the children.
  3. Ask the children to choose their favorite affirmations and cut them out from the cards.
  4. Encourage the children to decorate their construction paper or poster board using markers, colored pencils, or crayons.
  5. Have the children glue their selected affirmations onto their artwork in a creative and visually pleasing manner.

Optional: Allow the children to use additional decorative materials such as stickers, glitter, or magazine cutouts to enhance their collage.

Once the collages are complete, encourage the children to share their artwork with the group and explain why they chose specific affirmations.


Activity #2: Affirmation Treasure Hunt

Objective: Finding affirmations and spreading positivity.

 Materials Needed: Set of 20 affirmation cards


  1. Hide the affirmation cards around a designated play area.
  2. Explain to the children that they are going on an affirmation treasure hunt.
  3. Instruct the children to search for the hidden affirmation cards.
  4. When a child finds a card, they should read the affirmation aloud to the group.
  5. Encourage the child to discuss what the affirmation means to them or how they relate to it.
  6. Once all the cards have been found and shared, celebrate the positive messages together.


Activity #3: Affirmation Charades

Objective: Act out affirmations and guess the affirmation being portrayed.


Materials Needed: Set of 20 affirmation cards


  1. Shuffle the affirmation cards and place them face-down in a stack.
  2. Have a child pick a card without showing it to others.
  3. Instruct the child to silently act out the affirmation written on the card using gestures and expressions, without speaking or making any sounds.
  4. The other children take turns guessing which affirmation is being portrayed.
  5. Once the affirmation is guessed correctly, the child who guessed it gets a chance to act out the next card.
  6. Continue playing until each child has had a turn.


Activity #4: Affirmation Storytelling

Objective: Creating a positive story using affirmations.

Materials Needed: Set of 20 affirmation cards


  1. Each child chooses an affirmation card from the deck.
  2. Starting with the youngest player, they share the affirmation they picked and incorporate it into the beginning of a story.
  3. The next player continues the story, incorporating their chosen affirmation and building on the previous player's contribution.
  4. Encourage the children to be creative and use their imagination to weave a positive and empowering story together.
  5. Continue the storytelling rotation until each child has had multiple turns, creating a collaborative and uplifting story.

Other fun ideas:

Affirmation of the Day: Choose one affirmation card each day. Read the affirmation out loud and think about what it means to you. Repeat the affirmation a few times to yourself. Throughout the day, remind yourself of the affirmation and try to apply it to your actions and thoughts.

Mirror Affirmations: Stand in front of a mirror and hold an affirmation card. Look into your own eyes and say the affirmation out loud, as if you are talking directly to yourself. Repeat it a few times and notice how it makes you feel. Believe in the positive message you're telling yourself!

Affirmation Jar: Decorate a jar or container and fill it with small pieces of paper. On each piece of paper, write down one affirmation from your cards. Fold the papers and put them in the jar. Each day, randomly choose one affirmation from the jar and read it out loud to yourself.

Affirmation Dance: Pick an affirmation card and read it out loud. Create a dance move or gesture that represents the message of the affirmation. Play some music and dance while repeating the affirmation and performing your special move. Have fun expressing the positive energy through dance!

Affirmation Storytelling: Select an affirmation card and use it as inspiration to create a story. Imagine a character who embodies the affirmation and think about how they would act and what adventures they would have. Share your story with others or write it down to keep as a reminder of the affirmation's power.

Affirmation Art: Choose an affirmation card and use it as a theme for an art project. Draw, paint, or create a craft that represents the message of the affirmation. Use colors, symbols, and images that resonate with the affirmation. Display your artwork to inspire yourself and others.

Affirmation Breathing: Hold an affirmation card and find a comfortable place to sit. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, say the affirmation out loud or in your mind. Repeat this process, focusing on your breath and the positive message of the affirmation. Let it bring calmness and positivity to your mind and body.

Affirmation Gratitude Journal: Each day, choose an affirmation card and write it down in a journal. Reflect on the affirmation and think of things you are grateful for that relate to it. Write down your thoughts and feelings about the affirmation and the positive aspects of your life it represents.

Affirmation Sharing Circle: Gather your family or friends and sit in a circle. Pass around the affirmation cards and take turns reading them out loud. After each affirmation is read, everyone can share how it makes them feel or share a personal experience related to the affirmation. Create a safe space for everyone to uplift and support each other.