I Am Special: Affirmation Cards for Kids (Free Printable)

Imagine a world where every child wakes up feeling confident, empowered, and ready to face the day with positivity. What if there was a simple tool to make this a reality? Affirmation cards for kids are a great tool to use to remind your kids just how special they are. Today I’m sharing these adorable free printable ‘I Am’ Affirmation cards for kids—a game-changer in nurturing self-belief and resilience in your children.

Life is a journey of self-discovery, and self-belief plays a pivotal role in determining how far we can go. This is especially true for children who are in the crucial phase of understanding their place in the world. “I Am” Affirmation cards are simple, yet powerful tools to instill confidence, resilience, and positivity in young minds.

What Are “I Am” Affirmation Cards?

“I Am” Affirmation cards are bite-sized positive statements that reinforce self-worth, competence, and positivity. These affirmations are rooted in self-belief and are structured to help kids understand their intrinsic value.

For example, these cards include affirmations like:

  • I am brave.
  • I am loved.
  • I am creative.
  • I am a special.
  • I am worthy.

Who Can Use These Cards?

  1. Parents: Use these cards during bedtime or morning routines to set a positive tone for the day or end on an encouraging note.
  2. Teachers: They can be utilized in the classroom to foster a supportive and confidence-boosting environment.
  3. Therapists: These cards can be a part of therapy sessions to encourage positive self-talk in children.
  4. Kids Themselves: Older kids can use them independently, pulling out a card whenever they need a boost.

Books to Read

I Believe in You

I Believe in You showcases Marianne’s real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults, sure to be cherished for generations to come.


Confidence is my Superpower

Every child faces low self-esteem and poor self-confidence at least once in their life. We must support them and teach them to believe in themselves.


Perseverance Makes Me Stronger

This inspiring children’s book tells the story of a young boy named Nick who faces challenges and failures while learning to roller skate but ultimately discovers the power of perseverance and the belief in oneself to overcome obstacles and achieve his goals.


How to Use the “I Am” Affirmation Cards:

  1. Daily Affirmation Ritual: Start or end each day by having your child pull a card at random and read the affirmation aloud. Discuss what it means and how it applies to them.
  2. Vision Board: Allow kids to select their favorite affirmations and create a vision board in their room.
  3. Storytelling: Ask children to draw a card and create a short story or scenario around it. For instance, if the card says, “I am brave,” they can narrate a tale where they overcame a fear.
  4. Role-Playing: Turn the affirmation into a role-playing game where they act out situations that demonstrate the chosen affirmation.
  5. Affirmation Jar: Place all the cards in a jar. Whenever your child feels down or uncertain, they can pull out an affirmation for an instant confidence booster.
  6. Bookmark: Use them as bookmarks for storybooks or school books. Every time they open the book, they get a gentle reminder of their worth.
  7. Mirror Affirmations: Tape an affirmation card to your child’s bathroom mirror. Switch it out weekly.

Benefits of Using “I Am” Affirmation Cards:

  1. Boosts Self-Esteem: Regularly reminding kids of their value helps cultivate a robust self-worth.
  2. Promotes Positive Self-Talk: These affirmations act as a guide for kids to speak kindly to themselves, fostering a habit of positive internal dialogue.
  3. Supports Emotional Resilience: Over time, these positive beliefs help kids to cope better with challenges and setbacks.
  4. Encourages Growth Mindset: Positive affirmations can help children believe in their ability to learn, grow, and overcome challenges.


Instilling a positive self-image in kids is crucial. “I Am” Affirmation cards serve as daily reminders of their worth and potential. By integrating these affirmations into their routines, you are not just telling them they matter; you’re showing them.

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  1. Thank you so much for the printables. Our Hands In Service group does charity sewing. For our project we are working on getting some bears dressed, blanket made and a drawstring bag for each one. The Bear printables are perfect to add to the bags. Thanks for making our Bear Project extra special.

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