Back to school time can be one of stress, excitement, anxiety and nervousness for many kids. Often even in the most familiar of settings, there is still some unknown with beginning a new grade and a new year. Words of affirmation can be very beneficial for kids of all ages. From self-esteem building to developing a growth mindset, positive affirmations can affect the way we view ourselves and our abilities. These back to school affirmations help children develop confidence not only for learning and remembering new material, but reinforce kindness and friendship as well. Bonus, they are available in a free mini book!
Back to School Affirmations for Kids
Making new friends, learning new information, sitting at a new desk…going back to school is a time of newness for many kids. Here are some back to school affirmations that you can use to help your child feel confident in tackling a new year of school.
- I am ready for school.
- I am confident, brave, and friendly.
- I like my friends, and I am ready to make new friends too.
- I am helpful and kind.
- I can remember new things.
- I am ready to work hard.
- I am going to take a deep breath, and I will do great.
- I am excited to learn something new.
These words of affirmation are so simple, yet touch on such important aspects of a school day or a school year for a child.
Where to Use Back to School Affirmations
The beauty of just words is that you can practice and use these anywhere. If you print off the mini book (found below), you can keep it in a number of useful settings. Here are a few:
- at the breakfast table
- in the car for the drive to school
- in your child’s backpack for a pick-me-up throughout the day
- in your child’s lunchbox
- on the nightstand
- in your purse
- on the bookshelf
So many wonderful opportunities to boost your child’s confidence and self-esteem, all while welcoming conversation around some of the topics that might make your child nervous or scared.
Back to School Affirmations Printable Mini Book
Click here or on the image below to download your free Back to School Positive Affirmations
How to fold the Back to School Affirmations Mini Book:
Make creases by folding lengthwise, and then at each individual page.
Once creases have been made, fold the paper in half width-wise, and cut a slit across the first crease.
Open back up, pinch the sides together, and push toward the center. The sheet will fold into book pages that will need to be creased into place!