60 Daily Affirmations for Kids

60 Positive Daily Affirmations for Kids: Empower Little People!

If you’re looking for ways to put positive thoughts into little minds, then affirmations can help!

Early years practitioners say that not only can they help build a child’s self-esteem, but they can also develop their literacy skills.

Below we’ve compiled a list of 60 daily affirmations just for kids, to empower and uplift them every day.

Daily Affirmations for Children

Encourage your kids to adopt a new affirmation each day and help them reach their full potential.

I always do my best work

1. I always do my best work.

I’m proud of myself

2. I’m proud of myself.

I believe in myself

3. I believe in myself.

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I can and I will

4. I can and I will.

There is evidence to show that kids that feel good about themselves have the confidence to try new things.

On the flip side, kids with low self-esteem find it harder to cope when they make a mistake or fail.

I love learning

5. I love learning.

I have lots of talents

6. I have lots of talents.

I never give up

7. I never give up.

I have many people who love me

8. I have many people who love me.

It’s ok to get things wrong

9. It’s ok to get things wrong.

I am fun to be around

10. I am fun to be around.

Positive Affirmations for Kids

We can all benefit from putting on our positive pants each morning as it gives our self-esteem a boost.

Help your little one get in the right head space with these inspiring and positive words for life:

I have lots of good ideas

1. I have lots of good ideas.

I am perfect just the way I am

2. I am perfect just the way I am.

Life is lots of fun!

3. Life is lots of fun!

 I can do hard things

4. I can do hard things.

I make good decisions

5. I make good decisions.

Encouraging your child to make their own decisions is an important life lesson.

There is a great amount of evidence that shows they grow to trust their own judgement more and have a better understanding of fairness.

I am beautiful inside and out

6. I am beautiful inside and out.

My opinion is important

7. My opinion is important.

When I think positive thoughts, I have positive feelings

8. When I think positive thoughts, I have positive feelings.

If you can encourage a child to think more positively, then research from Stanford University shows they’ll become more successful.

They found a brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement!

I am helpful

9. I am helpful.

I am kind to everyone

10. I am kind to everyone.

“I am” Self-Esteem Affirmations for Kids

Mantras don’t need to be complicated or lengthy, sometimes the most powerful affirmations are short and punchy!

I am happy

1. I am happy.

I am confident

2. I am confident.

Another way to help your child build their confidence is through practicing yoga.

Research carried out in India, found children who regularly took part in yoga had a greater sense of self-belief and improved cognitive performance.

In fact, the practice has many physical and mental health benefits for kids, that you can read more about here.

I am brave

3. I am brave.

I am loved

4. I am loved.

I am important

5. I am important.

I am smart and silly!

6. I am smart and silly!

I am unique

7. I am unique.

I am a good friend

8. I am a good friend.

I have lots of energy

9. I have lots of energy.

I find creative solutions to problems

10. I find creative solutions to problems.

Morning Positive Affirmations for Kids

Little people can wake up with a big smile on their face by practicing these words each morning:

Today is going to be the best day ever!

1. Today is going to be the best day ever!

Every new day brings new opportunities

2. Every new day brings new opportunities.

I am friendly to others

3. I am friendly to others.

I will do my best

4. I will do my best.

I am ready to be a leader

5. I am ready to be a leader.

Teaching leadership skills to children helps them feel like they have control over their lives.

Early learning professionals recommend promoting the skill to enable children to solve problems creatively and work as part of a team.

I enjoy learning

6. I enjoy learning.

I am strong inside

7. I am strong inside.

I can face up to any challenge

8. I can face up to any challenge.

Living more mindfully is shown to breed resilience.

It’s no surprise that we’re seeing increasing numbers of schools and colleges promoting and practicing mindfulness.

Learning to ground yourself in the moment also has other health advantages, such as reducing stress, improving symptoms of anxiety and helping you get a better night’s sleep.

I love making new friends

9. I love making new friends.

I have the confidence to be myself

10. I have the confidence to be myself.

Affirmations for Boys

If you’re looking for affirmations just for males, then we’ve compiled a shortlist to help him feel more loved, appreciated and empowered.

I am valuable

1. I am valuable.

I am honest

2. I am honest.

My feelings are important

3. My feelings are important.

Happy thoughts create happy feelings

4. Happy thoughts create happy feelings.

I am creative

5. I am creative.

(Depressing!) research shows that you’re 96% less creative than you were as a child.

Get your little man practicing this creativity affirmation, and he can give his wondrous imagination even more of a boost!

I am a great listener

6. I am a great listener.

I have a positive attitude

7. I have a positive attitude.

I am loved

8. I am loved.

I am truthful

9. I am truthful.

I get better every day

10. I get better every day.

Affirmations for Girls

Empower a young woman by getting her to find an affirmation that captures her dreams.

I have a big imagination

1. I have a big imagination.

Doing my best is enough

2. Doing my best is enough.

I can be a leader

3. I can be a leader.

According to the 2021 Women CEOs in America Report, only 8.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female.

Raising the next generation of female leaders is paramount, so encourage your girl to repeat this mantra and she can manifest her future!

I enjoy challenges

4. I enjoy challenges.

There is nobody quite like me!

5. There is nobody quite like me!

I am strong inside and out

6. I am strong inside and out.

I am special

7. I am special.

I enjoy new adventures

8. I enjoy new adventures.

I am courageous

9. I am courageous.

I can be whatever I want to be

10. I can be whatever I want to be.

Want to learn more about how to grow the confidence of the little people in your care?

Read our article about the benefits of yoga for kids.

You’ll learn how it can help them relax, improve their attention span and even boost their immunity!

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.