Free Printable Positive Affirmations For Children

Use these stunning positive affirmations to encourage children in building their self-esteem and a growth mindset by realising just how much they’re loved and valued by God.

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Being a child can be tough at times, and a new school term can be particularly challenging. Positive thoughts are a powerful tool for coping with those back-to-school nerves and the inevitable setbacks we all face in life. Cultivating a positive attitude that’s rooted in God’s Word will help our children have a store of encouraging Bible verses to call to mind when needed.

That’s why we’ve created these free digital downloads of Biblically-based affirmations. Save them on a phone or tablet, or print one onto smart cardstock to put up on a wall… These positive affirmations are a fun way to share encouragement with a child and boost their emotional well-being.

Encourage a child or young person in your life to build a daily routine of positive words which they can say to themselves in order to strengthen their self-confidence as they develop a strong sense of being known and loved by God.

It’s our heart to champion children all around the world, encouraging them to know their deep value and to have confidence in the person God has created them to be. We want to enable children’s social-emotional learning so that whatever challenges they face – at school, in their relationships, or any fears they have about the future – they’ll develop the resilience needed to thrive.

You could print one of these instant downloads to add as a lunch box note, and even send one as a gift for your sponsored child.

Affirmations for children

The Bible tells us that God gives us peace, even when we face immense challenges. This affirmation is based on the truth we find in John 16:33:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

It’s easy to fall into a habit of negative thoughts or negative self-talk. Learning to be a good friend to ourselves strengthens our mental health as we learn to trust in God and be grateful for the person He’s made up to be.

If you know a child or young person feeling daunted by what they’re facing, you can print this artwork off for their personal use. Or why not open up John’s gospel together and reflect on how God gives us peace amidst the storms

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Chosen, loved and valued

Recognising our identity and value is something we can all struggle with at times, whatever our age. Developing a positive mindset can be hard for young people, but it’s essential in order to drown out the lies of not being not good enough or that nobody cares. Positive statements that root us in God’s word will strengthen a child’s ability to become a problem solver who’s flexible in their thinking and resilient to cope with life’s ups and downs.

God tells us in Ephesians 1:4 that even before the creation of the world, He chose us.

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Positive affirmations for children: a bright future

When others around us are fearful for what the future brings, we know we have a God who has good plans for us. Celebrate the truth of Jeremiah 29:11 with this colourful downloadable.

If you sponsor a child with Compassion, this would also make a beautiful paper gift to send them. You can rejoice with your sponsored child that you’re working together with their family and local church to bring them a bright future full of hope.

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Strong and courageous

Whether you homeschool or your child is educated outside the home, they will face the challenge of learning new skills or experience struggles with friends. Difficulties like these can sometimes feel too big to overcome. So, why not print these words of affirmation to hang in your child’s bedroom as a daily reminder that God is bigger than whatever situation they’re facing!

Take the opportunity to read the story of Joshua together and focus on how God gave Joshua the strength to claim the promised land, despite the daunting prospect of enemies standing against him.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Affirmation quotes: created in God’s image

Use this printable affirmation to remind someone you care about that they are valuable because they’re created in the very image of God.

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

This free printable can help a child you know and love to develop positive self-talk – and it would be a great encouragement to send to an older sponsored child!

Biblical affirmations for children

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Casting burdens onto Him

Celebrate the Biblical truth that we don’t have to carry our worries and struggles alone. The Bible tells us that we can cast our burdens onto God and find rest. Our Heavenly Father never gets tired and never gets overwhelmed!

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

Perhaps print off this truth and pop it inside your child’s lunchbox as a way to help them develop their positive thinking by seeking rest and help from their Heavenly Father.

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Biblical affirmation for kids: Fearfully and wonderfully made

We all need daily positive affirmations to spur us on in our faith journeys. Use this beautiful affirmation quote to show a child or young person in your life the truth of Psalm 139. Display it in their room or pop it into their school bag as a reminder that God cares for them. He knitted them together in their mother’s womb – their very existence is wonderful!

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