Countdown’s on for the new school year, so I’ve been at work making a new set of lunchbox love notes.
But this time I really wanted to so something that I think might help the kids in a different way as they move into the new year: positive affirmations for kids.
My girls have seen something similar when we made our Awesome Me boxes a while back, but Owen hasn’t.
And really, boys and girls both can stand to have some reminders of how awesome they are.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Positive Affirmation Notes for Kids–Lunchbox Love:
When I hear the words ‘positive affirmations’ I still can’t help but call to mind the old corny Saturday Night Live skits of Stuart Smalley’s “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”
Nerdy. Silly. And soooooo funny.
But as funny as I found–and still find–Stuart Smalley, I still believe that all that positive talk does help.
It really does.
Claude Steele back in the 1980’s focused on the effects of self-affirmation, and research today, though a bit mixed, votes predominantly in favor of the power of positive self-talk.
All kids can benefit from a little dose of positive self-talk.
Especially as my oldest moves from a tween to a teen, I know she needs to hear that she’s awesome.
As my boy moves from a little guy to a tween (oooooh maaaay gosh. . . ), I know he needs to hear that he’s awesome.
And as my baby moves from a little fish to a bigger fish in the elementary school pond, I know she needs to hear that she’s awesome.
And they all need reminders about how to treat people and how to let others treat them.
So I’m hoping these Positive Affirmation Notes do just that–for each of them.
I printed three copies of each of the sheets, and there are 24 little notes on two sheets and one blank sheet so I can write in my own.
Though with our other notes, I usually give them all the same note on the same day, with these, I will mix it up–give each kiddo a specific note when it seems they need it most.
And it won’t be an everyday thing–I’ll add some of the jokes here and there, the holiday ones, and ones I write in as we go. The last thing I want them to be is annoyed with them.
Here’s the pdf to download and use as you’d like: lunchbox love- positive affirmations for kids _ teachmama.com
Feel free to share.
The more kids who get these in their lunch, in their binders, or on their pillows at night, the better. Right?
Want a look at all of our lunchbox looooove notes? Here they are:
- School Rules: Super Silly Lunchbox Jokes
- Wordless Riddles lunchbox notes
- Halloween Jokes lunchbox notes
- Hidden Pictures lunchbox notes
- Disney Fun Fact lunchbox notes
- Fun Fact lunchbox notes
- Budgie Fun Fact lunchbox notes
- Happy, Happy Day lunchbox notes
- Homemade lunchbox notes
- Parent Notes for lunchbox or anywhere
- Holiday Fun Fact lunchbox notes
- More Holiday lunchbox notes
- Valentine’s Day Knock-Knock joke lunchbox notes
- St. Patty’s Day Joke lunchbox notes
- Springtime lunchbox love notes
- Super-Sweet lunchbox love notes
Need more awesome Back-to-School lunchy ideas? Definitely check out:
- our #weteach Back to School board on Pinterest. It’s totally fab. Tons of ideas for getting the school year off on the right foot!
- our lunchbox love note board — all things lunchbox loooooove
- the After School Activities board from my friends at Educators’ Spin on It
Here’s to a rockstar 2013-2014 school year and many more to come!
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