We can teach children to use affirmations to improve their well-being, boost their self-esteem, and encourage creative thinking. Try these creative and fun ways to do affirmations.
Create a positive message board
By making an affirmation board, you can empower your child in using their visualization to its full potential. Pick up a small canvas, cork board, or poster board. Draw or locate images that collectively represent your child’s beliefs, goals, and/or ideal selves.
Encourage your kids to include:
- Positive thinking about themselves
- Their goals
- Things they can’t do YET but want to learn
Draw affirmations on the mirror
Assist your children in placing or drawing affirmations on the mirror with sticky notes or washable markers.
When they look in the mirror, they will notice more than just their physical appearance.
They will be reminded of their importance and ability to make a difference in the world.
Create a treasure chest of goodness
With this activity you can teach your child to value themselves in order to overcome the negativity bias in their brain.
Follow these steps:
- Use an empty tissue box
- Ask kids to paint and decorate the box with the words “I am” on the top
- Make some coins out of thick card or cardboard that are big enough to write on
- Then, for each coin, make the kids write “I am” affirmations (For examples: I am helpful, I am kind, I am a good friend)
Incorporating affirmations into your child's daily routine can have a positive impact on their well-being, self-esteem, and creative thinking. These fun and creative activities can help children embrace positive self-talk and believe in their abilities. From creating a positive message board to drawing affirmations on the mirror and creating a treasure chest of goodness, there are many ways to encourage your child to use affirmations. By teaching your child the power of positive affirmations, you are helping them build a strong foundation of self-confidence and resilience that will benefit them throughout their lives.