26 Affirmation Alphabets that instill Good Habits and Traits
Are you thinking of instilling your child with good habits and character? We have designed and created a pack of handmade Positive Affirmation Alphabet Flashcards which has 26 Affirmation Alphabets.
This is so much more than just a pack of Flashcards, each affirmation alphabet in each card represents a positive trait that your child can learn. The cards also include a journal prompt useful for your child to reflect on the meaning of that positive trait. There’s just so much to teach and learn for your child. So set aside just 5 to 15 minutes of your time at the end of every day to have this special moment with your child.
Continue reading below for a more detailed description of all 26 Affirmation Alphabet Flashcards for Kids and how you can use them to teach your child.
What is an affirmation card?
An affirmation card is something like a motivation card that serves as a constant reminder to your child. It provides a form of assurance that things are going to be alright. Giving young children confidence in each task they do.
How to use the Positive Affirmation Alphabet Flashcards?
You can use affirmation cards in your child’s daily activities and home-based activities
- Teach alphabets from A-Z
- Reflect on the meaning of positive traits and why they are important
- Teach your child how to achieve these positive traits
Here are the 26 Positive Affirmation Alphabets for Kids that you can teach your child every day
I am Adventurous
Children being the great explorers they are have the ability to learn new things through exploration. Get outside and get active with your child. While you’re at it, provide your child opportunities to explore allowing them to work on their motor skills.
Ask your child questions about what new things he or she did. You can also give a summary of new things that he or she did in the day.
I am Beautiful
Explain in layman terms what is the meaning of inner beauty. You can further elaborate on interesting topics on being beautiful.
Some examples could be explaining what is the meaning of “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and that different people can have differing opinions on what is beautiful. Ask your child what makes him or her feel beautiful.
I am Courageous
Help your child to build courage so that they can take on more things. Teach them how to be courageous and that it’s ok to feel fearful and courageous at the same time.
Let them think about what they want to do but are fearful to do. Help them achieve that goal by constant support and encouragement. It is also important for them to face their fears and overcome them.
I am Determined
Let your child know why it’s important to be hardworking and determined.
Ask them about the tasks they need to complete and how they can achieve their goals. Praise them when they put in the effort to accomplish something on their own.
Even if they fail, explain to them that it’s ok to fail and just keep on trying. Things will also get easier if they keep practicing and learn how to do it.
I am Enough
Let your child know that he or she is good enough to do anything. There’s no need to compare with others because everybody is unique. It is possible to make something happen by focusing and putting your mind to it.
Ask your child what does being enough mean. Explain and guide your child on problem-solving or working to accomplish a goal.
I am Friendly
Demonstrate friendliness by showing your child how to listen and talk to others. This could be during group sessions, playtime, with friends, or neighbors. This will teach your child how to interact with other kids and display friendliness too.
Explain to them what being friendly means and ask questions like what they want to do with their friends and how they can approach other children.
Refer to our Inspire My Tot video on “Simple Ways To Help Your Toddler Make Friends” for other tips!
I am Grateful
Teach your child the meaning of being grateful and thankful for even the slightest things. This will teach your child to appreciate the small little things and enjoy life to the fullest.
I am Healthy
Share with your child tips on how to be healthy and why they should pay more attention to their body. Toddlers are most of the time in their own world and not really paying attention to what they eat and even their own bodies.
As a parent help them to improve their health and wellbeing. Some ways could be by bringing them outdoors for exercise and play.
It is also important to cultivate mindful eating in your child or constantly reminding them to eating fruits, vegetables and drinking a lot of water.
I am innovative
Encourage your child to play imaginatively. One way to do this is to foster their love of independent play. This will help them to develop their imaginative skills.
Let them create new things on their own and support them along the way.
I am Joyful
Teach your child about emotions. Joy is something they should treasure during good moments.
And ask questions about what does being joyful means to them and what made them joyful each day.
I am Kind
Teach your child the meaning of being kind, how to be kind, what are some examples of kind actions, and in which situation to display kindness.
I am Loved
Remind your child that there are so many people who love and care for him or her. This will definitely make your child feel really good, comforted, and simply happy.
I am Mindful
Teach your child mindfulness and their 5 important senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing).
Some mindfulness exercise examples could be on how to be in the present moment, practice yoga or breathing exercises, mindful eating, etc.
Refer to our Inspire My Tot video on “Simple Ways To Teach Mindfulness to Young Kids” for other tips!
I am Natural
Teach your child that everyone is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Ask them what they are good at and explain the meaning of being natural.
I am Optimistic
Explain to your child that being optimistic means being positive.
Instill a good attitude and habits, positive behavior in your child. Ask them to give examples of positive habits that they have done or should do.
I am Patient
Explain to your child why being patient is so important.
Help them to develop perseverance and dedication in whatever they do.
I am Qualified
Discuss your child’s strengths and abilities. Discuss the things your child can now do. This will surely make your child feel good and proud about him or herself and possibly even have the courage to take on new tasks!
I am Relaxed
It’s important to teach your child that there’s always a time to relax and rest just like quiet time or going to bed at night. Toddlers are way too active and they never seem to be tired or need rest so it’s important to remind them that their little bodies need ample rest too.
Remind them to rest so that they have the energy to play more.
I am Strong
Explain strength in both physical and mental terms to your child. Here we are focusing more on mental terms of strength which means the strength to persevere and stand up for what you believe in.
Help your child identify and recognize their own strengths and how they can use them.
I am Talented
Ask your child what are their talents? Are they good at singing, dancing, arts & craft or sports?
Discuss their talents with them. Ask them what other activities interest them, what they want to spend more time doing, or simply what simply makes them happy to engage in.
I am Unique
Ask your child what makes him or her so special and unique. What sets them aside from others and what makes them different from others.
I am Vocal
Encourage your child to be vocal as he/she is probably going through a lot as a toddler and does not know-how. Teach your child how to express feelings and the importance of doing so. Mummy and Daddy won’t know what you want unless you tell us!
I am Worthy
Explain to your child what is worthiness and self-love and respect.
Ask your child about something he or she did today that made her feel good or proud.
I am the X-Factor
Discuss with your child what special qualities he or she may have and how to use these qualities.
I am saying “Yes I can”
Keep encouraging and supporting your child with their daily activities. Help them overcome their difficulties by encouraging them to be more self-reliant and independent. Train them to do things on their own instead of always relying on others.
I am Zestful
Ask your child what is he or she excited about. Is there somewhere that they want to go or something they want to try? Talk about these things to experiment and try together. Maybe you can learn a new thing or two along the way!
Each card can be printed as a postcard size (4×6 inches) and is great for teaching/Home Based Learning activities. Suitable for babies/toddlers/kids to boost their motivation and teach them good traits.
My Learning Experience
Initially, I was inspired by other Etsy sellers creating Affirmation cards. Hence I thought that I should try to create my own. This would allow me to teach my daughter in the most customizable way. Every day before she went to bed, I would swipe out a few cards to discuss these important positive traits with her.
I enjoyed explaining to her about the positive traits and how she could exhibit them in her daily activities. I shared with her how she could work towards achieving these qualities. For example, ‘P‘ stands for I am ‘Patient’ which reminded her how to be patient and why it was important to be patient. This was applicable to her daily activities. For example, while she was waiting for her food or when she wanted something immediately she could exercise patience.
This helps mommy keep track of their child’s progress. Moreover, it constantly reminds them in a different approach that doesn’t sound like nagging!
Do you know of any other ways to instill positivity in young kids without sounding like nagging? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
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