POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS CARDS for Growth Mindset - Back to School Activities

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  1. This growth mindset bundle includes positive self-talk messages or affirmation cards, coloring pages, and bookmarks. Affirmations are a wellbeing tool that helps build a positive mindset to encourage students to believe in themselves, step outside of their comfort zone, and make good choices. Positi
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Our growth mindset positive affirmation cards are a fun back to school activity to nurture happy students with motivation, confidence, and perseverance.

42 positive self-talk messages can be used in card games such as Go Fish or Memory or in group activities. Build a positive mindset to encourage students to make good choices, step outside of their comfort zone and foster empowering character traits like kindness and friendship.

A fun addition to your social-emotional learning toolbox to create a greater awareness of their words and actions to improve social skills, nurture relationships, and reduce bullying.

Each message is supplied in color and black outlines to use as coloring pages before cutting and laminating your card deck.

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This Resource Includes

  • 42 Affirmation Cards in color
  • 42 Affirmation Cards in black outlines to print onto colored card or white for students to color
  • 4 pages of optional cover designs
  • Instructions of how to use

Some suggestions for Use

  • Spread deck face down for students to choose a thought for the day
  • Print two copies & use to play games like Memory & Go Fish
  • Select specific affirmations to make personalized sets for each student
  • Students can create their own set of affirmation cards with wording more meaningful to them
  • Use as writing prompts
  • Use in groups
  • Students leave affirmations in public spaces for others to find
  • Work on specific character traits

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This resource complements our whole school, evidence-based SEL curriculum promoting kindness and mindfulness. Please check it out on our website.


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