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Positive Self-Talk Activity Sheet

Hello gardeners! Positive self-talk can have a significant impact on a gardener's mental and emotional well-being. Encouraging positive self-talk can help children and adults alike to build confidence, boost self-esteem, and develop a more optimistic outlook on life. Here are some ways to practice positive self-talk at home and in school and free printable Positive Self-Talk Activity Sheets.


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Click the image to download our free Positive Self- Talk Activity Sheet to use at home or in the classroom, scroll down for the blank version of this activity sheet.


Positive Self- Talk At Home

  • Encourage your child to use positive affirmations. These can be simple statements such as "I am strong" or "I can do this".

  • Help your child identify their strengths and encourage them to focus on those instead of their weaknesses.

  • Model positive self-talk by using it yourself. This can help your child see the benefits of positive self-talk and encourage them to do the same.

  • Encourage your child to reframe negative thoughts in a positive way. For example, instead of saying "I'm not good at math", they can say "I'm still learning and improving in math".



Positive Self- Talk In School:

  • Teachers can incorporate positive self-talk into their lessons by encouraging students to use positive affirmations or providing positive feedback & by downloading our free Positive Self-Talk Activity Sheet.

  • Encourage students to identify their strengths and use them to build confidence.

  • Teachers can model positive self-talk by using it in their own language and interactions with students.

  • Encourage students to reframe negative thoughts and focus on the positives.


More Positive Self-Talk Affirmations To Keep It Growing:

  1. My potential is limitless, I will embrace it.

  2. My smile brightens the room, I will keep shining.

  3. I will embrace the unknown with courage and curiosity.

  4. My Kindness is my superpower, and I will use it generously.

  5. My uniqueness is my strength, I will celebrate it.

  6. My Success is within my reach, I will keep on reaching.

  7. My journey is always beginning.

  8. I will love myself first, the rest will follow.

  9. My dreams are valid, I will pursue them passionately.

  10. I will embrace change, it leads to growth and transformation.

  11. The world needs my light, I will shine brightly.

  12. My challenges make me stronger, I will keep pushing forward.

  13. My heart knows the way, I will trust it.

  14. My presence is a gift to the world, I will cherish it.

  15. I am capable of amazing things, and I believe it.

  16. I radiate positivity.

  17. My actions define me, not my past.

  18. I will turn obstacles into opportunities for a comeback by moving forward.

  19. I am enough, just the way I am.



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Click the image to download our Free Blank Positive Self-Talk activity sheet to use at home or in the classroom and your younger gardeners can fill in their own positive self-talk mantras.


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So what do you say gardeners...are you ready to plant some seeds of positive self-talk? Click the image to download our free Positive Self-Talk activity sheet to use at home or in the classroom. Print out as many copies as you like and add to them as you need it. You can put together a Positive Self- Talk journal to reference and use throughout the year.

Just keep growing gardeners, you got this!


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By practicing positive self-talk, children can build resilience, develop a healthy growth mindset, and improve their social and emotional learning skills. Encouraging positive self-talk at home and in school can help children develop the skills they need to succeed in all areas of life.


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You Are a Gardener® goes beyond the pages of a book,it is an entire movement dedicated to empowering children at home and in school. Join our community and embrace the power of turning challenges into opportunities for growth. Through our inspiring #PullYourWeeds® initiative, we encourage children and adults alike to identify their emotional obstacles and transform them into seeds of resilience, strength, and personal development.


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