26 Strengths Based Affirmations and Activities for Kids

If you are a parent or a teacher looking to teach strengths based affirmations for kids then you’ll find 26 easy affirmations and 21 activities and ideas right here. Great for younger and older kids, who can all find meaning in these affirmations by exploring their positive strengths.

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What Are Strengths Based Affirmations for Kids?

Strengths based affirmations for kids are simple positive statements that are based on kids strengths. Affirmations contain only positive words that are often written or spoken in the present tense. By kids repeating these positive strengths based affirmations they are training their brains to spot positive thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

strengths based affirmations and activities for kids.

How do Children’s Strengths Based Affirmations Work?

Your brain, body and mindset are influenced by the things that you say to yourselves. So to help offset our automatic negativity bias in the brain, kids can use strengths based affirmations to train their brains to focus on the positive.

These short positive phrases firstly help kids to identify their positive strengths. This makes the affirmations more meaningful as it’s something that they can recognise to be true in themselves. This awareness also means that they start to spot more opportunities to use their strengths and reflect on when they have used them.

Kids can then practice learning to say kind and affirming things to themselves. Helping them to build their self esteem and boost their confidence. Strengths based positive affirmations remind children about all the ways that they matter and make a difference.

Getting Started with Affirmations as a Parent or Teacher

Start by affirming your children. Take the time to notice when they use their strengths and share these observations with them. Then ask your children which strengths affirmation card they would choose for themselves and get them to say them out loud and repeat them.

To make things even easier to engage kids in positive strengths based affirmations, I’ve created a colourful and fun printable affirmation card set. Which also includes a bonus of 26 A4 printable posters, 4 reflection cards and a guide with 22 activities and ideas on how to use the cards.

I originally made this set of hand illustrated affirmation cards for my son for us to use at home and we have loved using them. So I’m really excited to share them with you. If you are wanting to introduce strengths based affirmations at home or in the classroom, these cards and posters will be a great resource.

26 Strengths Based Affirmations and Activities for Kids

26 Strengths Based Affirmations

  1. I am Persistent
  2. I am Energetic
  3. I am Inspiring
  4. I an Loving
  5. I am Funny
  6. I am Hopeful
  7. I am Creative
  8. I am Forgiving
  9. I am Determined
  10. I am Smart
  11. I am Enthusiastic
  12. I am Honest
  13. I am Curious
  14. I am Brave
  15. I am Helpful
  16. I am Friendly
  17. I am Kind
  18. I am Caring
  19. I am Strong
  20. I am Playful
  21. I am Thankful
  22. I am Careful
  23. I am Fair
  24. I am Happy
  25. I am Talented
  26. I am Calm

21 Affirmation Activities and Ideas for Kids

1. Make a Strengths Affirmation Board

A strengths board is a great way for kids to explore their strengths affirmations in a creative way. Kids can create something that they can see and say, which is personal to them.

Use magazine pictures, photo’s, stickers and my printable affirmation cards and have fun creating an affirmation board with your kids. They could focus on one strength at a time or use all the strength cards to create an an awesome vision board.

Affirmation Vision board collage craft for kids

2. Pop a Card in their Lunch Box

Kids lunch boxes are a great place to pop an affirmation you want them to read. Simply, place an affirmation card in their lunch box and they will see it as soon as they open it. You can even write a personal note on the back for them.

The Affirmation Cards for Kids Bundle includes 26 affirmations, thus allowing you to send them a different card every school day for over an entire month!

3. Create an Affirmation Wall

A great way to display affirmations is by creating an affirmation wall. This would work great in a classroom or a calm space. A great visual reminder of your kids positive strengths.

4. Make an Affirmation Mirror Frame 

Cut out affirmation cards and make a frame around a mirror. Younger kids especially love this! You could also just pop one up a day on the mirror.

affirmation mirror craft for kids

5. Start an Affirmation Conversation

Pick out a card from the pack at dinner time and use them to start a conversation.

6. Write in a Journal

Older kids can use their affirmation cards in a journal. They could write the affirmation and then use the prompt cards to help them reflect on affirmation in more depth.

7. Make an Affirmation Scrapbook 

This is a lovely activity to do with kids of all ages. Similar to the strengths board idea, but it can be added to and kept as a keepsake. An especially nice way to collect special memories in one place.

affirmation scrapbook craft for kids

8. Make a Memory Game  

This simple and fun game will help reinforce memory (an important executive functioning skill) and also help reinforce positive affirmations. To play the memory game with kids affirmation cards, simply print out two sets of the cards and play as you would. A nice addition is that when kids match a pir they say their affirmation.

9. Use Cards as Affirmation Bookmarks

Use the affirmation cards as bookmarks. They can be laminated and decorated. The great thing is that kids will see them daily and be reminded of their affirmations with a visual prompt.

10. Play Affirmation Hopscotch

Use chalk to draw a hopscotch then add affirmations in the boxes. A great way to get kids moving and get them to practice their affirmations. Also other children may benefit if its somewhere everyone can play with.

13. Play Snap

Similar to the memory game, but this time print off 4 copies of the cards to create a pack. Instead of saying snap kids read out their affirmation. If you don’t have a card set you could create your own using cards and markers.

12. Go on an Affirmation Treasure Hunt

Give kids a set of cards, then hide another set. They need to find as many matching cards in their set.

13. Play Photo Match

Print off a set of pictures then got through them, matching them to affirmation cards. For example a picture of children playing together could match with the “I am friendly’, card.

affirmation game for kids

14. Make an Affirmation Postcard

Print off the cards on to card and then write postcards to friends and family. Sending snail mail is lots of fun and then they can chat about the affirmation once the postcard arrives.

15. Give a gift

Use the special labels included in the printable kit and make the cards into gifts to give to children in the classroom or as party favours. They make a great, inexpensive eco friendly gift or stocking filler.

16. Make a Party Bag

Make a party bag or gift bag for a special friend or to give to your child. Pop an affirmation card on the front and fill with something special.

affirmation card gift, party favour and party bag for kids

17. Read a Book

Find a book that has a theme of one the strengths based affirmations you have chosen. Read it together with your child and talk about the affirmation afterwards.

18. Watch a Movie

Find a movie that has a theme of one the strengths based affirmations you have chosen. Watch it together with your child and talk about the affirmation afterwards.

19 . Draw a Picture

Encourage kids to draw a picture related to an affirmation they have chosen. I also love these printable affirmation colouring sheets from Ink and Scribbles Kids on Etsy.

20. Make up a Story

Use one or more of the cards to create a fun story. A lovely way for kids to use their imaginations and practice their affirmations too.

21. Combine Affirmations with Mindful Breathing Activities

As well as our affirmation cards, I have also created a beautiful mindful breathing printable eBook for kids. Filled with 18 playful breathing activities and rhymes. It makes a beautiful addition to our affirmation card set.

 

Let’s build self esteem and confidence in out kids.

Now more than ever our kids need as much encouragement and positive thinking as they can get. These activities are all created and used with my own little boy and we really love using them! I hope that you love trying out affirmations with your kids too. Take Care, Emma.

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Straw Maze Craft and Game for Kids

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Kids will love this simple straw maze craft and mindful breathing game. They can relax while they create and have fun using their breath to complete the maze. We also turned our maze into a farm and combined imaginative play too.

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This simple maze craft has lots of fun parts to it and lots of opportunities to practice well being skills creatively. Using playdough is a great sensory experience for kids and I found that my son got absorbed in the construction of the maze and placing the straws in the dough.

Once the maze was finished (with the added farm) we practiced using our breath mindfully to blow a pompom around the maze. The game was to pick a point and find our way around the maze. Practicing focus and problem solving too.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this DIY Straw Maze:

  • Play Dough (Here’s my homemade playdough recipe)
  • Paper Straws
  • Farm Animals
  • Pom Pom
  • Scissors

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I think that this is a great activity for kids of all ages. The maze can be as simple or as complicated as the kids want to make. Older kids might want to leave out the imaginative play and focus more on the construction of the maze and playing the game. The great thing is they will all benefit from taking time to express themselves creatively and practice using their breath in the game.

Whilst kids are using their breath, just prompt them to try using a light or strong breath and then notice how it feels. Get them to check in with how they feel and enjoy the positive feelings of creating a maze and playing a fun game.

easy fun straw maze activity and craft

3 Amazing Maze Games

If you love the idea of encouraging your kids to use mazes, then take a look at these beautiful maze games. Want I love about all these mazes are that they are also all made from wood, which means not only are the eco friendly but will look nice around the home.

Children’s Balance Board Maze

How cool is this maze that also doubles as a balance board from Russia Cult Store. Movement and a mindful game in one. This maze improves memory, attention and coordination of movements. I think this maze would make such a great calming tool for teens and tweens.

Double-sided Wooden Maze Game

These wooden labyrinth games from Three Wood Shop have been created to encourage the development of logical thinking. I just love them! Also great for practices focusing your attention. I think these would be an awesome in a calm space or even just on the coffee table, easily accessible for kids when they need some downtime.

maze activity for preschoolers

Wooden Maze Balance Toy

This simple but gorgeous kids hand held maze from Trend Lazer would be perfect for a preschooler or younger child. I love that it again combines movement and a maze. Especially focusing on

maze activity for children

If you would like to practice more creative, calming activities with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


I hope you enjoy making this maze with your kids, we really did and it was a lovely way to connect through creativity and a little calm! Emma x

How to Make a Nature Bunny Crown

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We made this simple cardboard, nature bunny crown as an alternative eco friendly Easter bonnet. But we have been enjoying them way past Easter and they are still being worn lots in our imaginative play. A great craft for kids with the bonus of them getting outside and moving their bodies both before and after they get crafty.

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Nature bunny crown craft for kids.

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This is such a beautiful craft for kids and I love that kids of all ages can join in. I always love to gently weave in some well being skills in to our crafts and this was the perfect opportunity to focus on the benefits of movement and nature for our mental health.

Before we began, we took a lovely mindful walk and collected our natural resources for the project and afterwards we headed for a run in the forest to see what it’s like to be a wild rabbit!

Benefits of Children connecting with Nature

Many studies show the positive links between direct experiences in nature and children’s mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. Studies show that regular direct access to nature can:

  • Increase self esteem and resilience against stress and adversity.
  • Improve concentration, learning, creativity and cognitive development
  • Develop cooperation, flexibility and self-awareness.

Read more about the research here: NZ Department of Conservation Factsheet

Here are some ideas for natural resources you could collect:

  • Leaves (both dry and normal leaves worked well)
  • Sand (This was like glitter which was cool)
  • Flowers (you could press and dry these)
  • Feathers
  • Seeds like sycamore or even acorn caps
  • Sticks and grass
  • Give kids a little paper bag and see what they discover. I always talk about only taking what we need and making sure we are taking things that are allowed.

Here’s what you’ll need to make DIY Nature Bunny Crowns

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Natural resources
  • Optional: We used a paper bag to collect resources in, but pockets are good too!

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Encouraging Creative Mindful Movement with Kids

Once you have finishing making your nature bunny crown, its lovely to finish the activity by getting out and showing them off. We headed for a walk to the forest and played a game called, “Wild Rabbit”.

We just took turns naming different types of rabbits, eg curious rabbit, happy rabbit, bouncy rabbit. Then interpreted them in our movement. But when we shouted, ‘Wild Rabbit’, we just went WILD! Running and jumping. Lots of fun, creative mindful movement.

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This simple eco friendly cardboard, nature bunny crown is an easy movement craft for kids of all ages.

Make Eco Friendly Party Crowns

This nature bunny crown craft would also make a great eco friendly party craft for a birthday party or Easter egg hunt. You could make them up beforehand and then the children could have great fun making their own nature party hats. A lovely party activity, plus they can take them home as their party favour too!

If you like the idea of the nature crown idea, but don’t have the time to make the crowns then check out my favourite Etsy find! These beautiful wooden wands from Koko Hello. These could also be decorated and encourage lots of movement. They’d also go beautifully with the crowns.

Wooden Kids Wands

If you would like to practice more creative, calming crafts with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


I hope you enjoy making this nature bunny crown craft with your kids, we really did and it was a lovely way to connect with nature too! Emma x

Sensory Balloon Eggs {DIY Stress Balls}

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These easy to make sensory balloon eggs make a fantastic DIY stress ball. Very simple supplies are needed and they are inexpensive. They make a great addition to a calm corner or a lovely gift. Store in an empty egg carton and you have your very own calm kit. Kids will love the different textures and colours of the balloons. A calming and creative project for kids of all ages.

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DIY Sensory Balloon Eggs Stress Balls Craft for Kids

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These DIY sensory balloons are a great activity for kids and I love that you can gently weave in some well being skills as a bonus. Kids will find these balloons very relaxing as they squish and squeeze the different fillings, the muscles in their hands will relax and signal to their bodies they are calm. They is also the opportunity to practice mindfulness and using our senses to explore how they feel and what sounds the balloons make.

Add these balloons to a relaxing bath, kids can wind down and you can turn bath time in to an even more calming activity. I love that they are waterproof and kids will find this such fun!

Choosing Calming Fillings with your Kids

Choosing the fillings for your balloons can be a really fun activity and a chance for you to connect before the craft begins. Explore the pantry what have you got in there that could be used, or take a trip to the supermarket and choose some fillings together. Ask your kids, what do they think they will feel like before they make them.

Here is a list of calming filling ideas that you could try:

  • Black beans or any other dried beans
  • Flour
  • Corn flour
  • Rice
  • Linseed or any other seeds
  • Playdough { Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe }
  • Sand
  • Kinesthetic sand
  • Beads
  • Salt

Making DIY Stress Balls without Balloons

Whether you do like the idea of using balloons, your kids have an allergy to latex or maybe you just don’t have any to hand. You can use socks as an alternative. I have used socks with rice to make a Calming Lavender Sock Bunny {No Sew} or just simply tie a knot in a filled sock. Want to see more? Check out my Instagram post here.

I love these crochet stress balls from Bubba Crochet as an alternative to balloons.

Crochet Stress balls no balloons

Here’s what you’ll need to make these great DIY calming tool for kids:

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  • Balloons
  • Fillings
  • Egg Box
  • Funnel
  • Scissors

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How to use Sensory Egg Balloons with your kids

Use Sensory Balloon Eggs in a Calm Kit

These sensory eggs make a lovely calm kit for kids. A calm kit is a set of tools that children can use to manage big emotions or just use for downtime whenever they like. You can use the egg box by its self as a little kit or add it to some other items.

Check out my favourite calm kit items for kids from Etsy.

Use Sensory Balloon Eggs in a Calm Corner

Add your sensory eggs to a calm corner. A calm corner is a safe, cozy space where kids can safely manage their emotions or just spend their down time relaxing in. A calm corner will usually have cushions and a blanket and have a choice of visual cues and calming tools. We use our eggs in our calm corner at home and love mixing them up with lots of other calming activities.

This is a list of my favourite calm corner goodies for kids from Etsy

Use these DIY Calming Tools for Kids at Home or in the Classroom

The great thing is that these sensory eggs are inexpensive and easy to make. So you can have a set at home, some in the garden, in the car and maybe even pop one or two in your kids school bag as a way for them to take a calm moment at school.

We boxed up a set for my son’s preschool and he was able to share them at mat time with the other children. They are then going to add them to their classroom calm space. They are a lovely way to add a little calm to a classroom or playground.

Here is a list of all my favourite calming tools for the classroom on Etsy.


DIY sensory egg craft for kids - easy calming tool

Relax and be Playful

When you have finished making the eggs, spend some time together using them. Play around with how they can help your children when they are feeling stressed out or overwhelmed. Which balloon is their favourite? Have the balloons available to use when kids are calm too, they can be used as a nice distraction, brain break or some well needed downtime.

Use them for an Easter Egg hunt, whether its Easter or not they could be used in the garden as they are waterproof and would be a great way to get kids moving their bodies.

If you don’t have time to gather all the stuff but love the idea of making DIY stress balls, then check out this fabulous DIY Kit from Hill Country Craft Kits.

DIY sensory egg balloon stress ball kit
If you love the idea of making DIY Stress Balls but don’t have time get a kit from Hill Country Crafts

If you would like to practice more creative, calming activities with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


{Find lots of fun printable breathing activities that you could use with this activity in my Etsy store}


I hope you enjoy making these fun sensory balloons with your kids, we really love them and as always its beautiful to connect through creativity and calm! Emma x

Paper Butterfly’s – Mindful Movement Craft for Kids

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Flying paper butterflies is a fun, mindful movement craft for kids. This easy craft encourages children to take flight and move their bodies, as well as just relaxing and enjoying creative downtime. Kids can take their butterfly into nature, the play ground or even just around the house!

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Calming Paper Butterfly Activity for Kids

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Inspired by our trip to Dunedin and our visit to the butterfly house at the Museum. We created these easy flying butterflies. It was the most amazing experience watching the butterfly’s float about and getting to see them up close. If you’d like to see more, take a peek at my reel from the day .

Just being creative and making paper butterfly’s alone is such a wonderful calming activity for kids, but I love to gently weave in some well being skills. In this activity my focus was on encouraging my son to become aware of his body as he flew his butterfly around. You can also combine my butterfly breaths mindful breathing activity with this craft and add a positivity pause. Taking in a breath and noticing all the good feelings you are experiencing.

Prompting Kids to Move Mindfully Through Play

After you have finished the butterfly craft it’s time to take flight. Me and my son headed on a trip to the local forest so we could run free, but even a small space works for this activity. Once we arrived I let him take the lead as we weaved between the trees. Making up stories as we played butterfly hide and seek.

I weaved in a few, subtle prompts to encourage my son to notice his body and movement, giving him an opportunity to notice any sensations or changes. The skills of noticing our body signals is an important one that can help us to develop our awareness of emotions and feelings. Kids and adults can often spend a lot of time in their thoughts, so shifting our attention to the body is an important mindfulness skill.

Easy Mindful Movement Craft - Paper Butterflies Craft for Kids

Here is a list of mindful movement ideas that you could try:

  • Fly your butterfly high – Can you feel your arms stretch? Do they feel heavy after a while?
  • Fly your butterfly low – Crouch low, can you feel you legs bend? How does it feel?
  • Twirl your butterfly around – Did you get dizzy?
  • Slowly walk with your butterfly – Notice your footsteps. Can you hear anything?
  • Zoom fast with your butterfly – Do you feel the air on your face or hands? Do they tingle?
  • How does it feel to fly your butterfly?
  • Notice all the good feelings in your body and breathe! {The more we practice to pause and take in the good, the more we train our brains to notice! Filling the positivity bank}

Here’s what you’ll need to make this mindful movement craft for kids:

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More Mindful Movement

If you love the idea of fun mindful movement activities for your kids, below are three of my favourite finds on Etsy. Each one encourages children to play and move, you can simply add in the prompts to help them notice their bodies and how good it feels!

Get Kids to Move with Ribbons

A Ribbon Wand – Just pop on a tune or head out side and just enjoy the magic of a ribbon wand. Kids love them. So great for mindfulness and watching the swirly, whirly ribbons do their thing. We made one with crepe paper which was great fun, but I love the ribbon ones too! These ones from Honey Pot Treasures are so cute!

Get Kids to Move with Bubbles

A Giant Bubble Wand – I seriously can’t rate this activity enough. This is one for the whole family. My husband and I just could not get enough of giant bubbles, they are mesmerizing. Even once our son was in bed we were out in the garden seeing who could make the biggest. We also took it down the beach and it made all the dogs so happy! Check out this awesome giant bubble wands from The Bubble Connection.

Get kids to Move with a Little Magic

A Magic Wand – Casting magical spells is so much fun and a great way to encourage movement. get those arms waving and create a little magic! Also check out the nature broom we made at Halloween, its still going strong in our mud kitchen and has encouraged a lot of zooming.

How beautiful is this children’s faery wand from Neptunes Rings

Mindful Movement Ideas for Kids

If you would like to practice more creative, calming activities with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


{Find lots of fun mindfulness and breathing activities in either my Etsy or Teachers Pay Teachers Store}


I hope you enjoy making this mindful movement craft with your kids, we really did love getting out and flying our butterflies. A lovely way to connect through creativity, movement and a little calm! Take Care Emma x

DIY Calming Tool for Kids {Calm Stones}

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These lovely calm stones are a great DIY calming tool for kids. I added a whole lot of different calming strategies to the rocks; like mindful mazes, gratitude prompts, breathing exercises, mindfulness through using your senses and positive affirmations. They are so easy to make and great for children and adults to use as a calming tool. Have them dotted around the home, in a little bag to take on your travels or even share the calm and give them as a gift.

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These lovely calm stones are a great DIY calming tool for kids. Easy to make and a great opportunity to try out lots of calming strategies.

Please be aware that this post contains some affiliate links. These are products and services that I truly love and using the link brings no extra cost to you and helps fund Calm Ahoy Kids. Thank you

Just painting stones alone is such a fun activity kids, but I love to gently weave in some well being skills as a bonus. In this activity you may want to prep the stones in advance to use with younger children or include some of their own painted stones in the set too. Older kids will love coming up with their own calming strategies or picking ones they would like to try.

Choosing Calming Strategies with your Kids

Choosing calming strategies to go on the stones is a really fun part of the process. You may use some of the more simple activities for younger children like tracing the lines and prompting the use of their senses to practice mindfulness. Just being together and playing with the stones is a lovely calming activity. Try stacking them, lining them up or making a stone puzzle.

Older children can choose strategies that they already use or even create new ones that they would like to try. The stones can act as an anchor for kids, a reminder of what helps to calm their bodies and minds. Just simply holding a stone in their hands and focusing on that, can help to ground kids in the moment and let feelings like anger, anxiety or worry pass.

Here is a list of calming strategy ideas that you could try:

  • Listen – What can you hear? Maybe ask to find 3 things they can hear
  • Smell – What can you smell? or imagine a smell
  • Look – What can you see? Specifically you could choose colours or certain things to notice.
  • Feel – Either to feel the stone and notice it or something around them
  • Breathe – Drawing a flower, tracing a wave or just a prompt to breathe is nice.
  • Mindful maze – Draw a maze or spiral and get kids to trace it
  • Gratitude – Add a prompt for kids to practice gratitude
  • Affirmations – Add a strengths based affirmation that kids could repeat
  • Jokes or images – Make write or draw something funny
  • Use the stone – Highlight natural features of the stones like bumps or lines

Here’s what you’ll need to make these great DIY calming tool for kids:

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How to Use Calm Stones with your kids

Use Calm Stones in a Calm Kit

These calm stones make a lovely calm kit for kids. A calm kit is a set of tools that children can use to manage big emotions or just use for downtime whenever they like. You can just add the stones to a box or bag by themselves or combine them with other tools.

Check out my favourite calm kit items for kids from Etsy.

Use Calm Stones in a Calm Corner

Add your calm stones to a calm corner. A calm corner is a safe, cozy space where kids can safely manage their emotions or just spend their down time relaxing in. A calm corner will usually have cushions and a blanket and have a choice of visual cues and calming tools. We use ours stones in our calm corner at home and love mixing them up with lots of other calming activities.

This is a list of my favourite calm corner goodies for kids from Etsy

Use these DIY Calming Tools for Kids at Home or in the Classroom

The great thing is that these calm stones are inexpensive and easy to make. So you can have a set at home, some in the garden, in the car and maybe even pop one or two in your kids school bag as a way for them to take a calm moment at school.

We boxed up a set for my son’s preschool and he was able to share them at mat time with the other children. They are then going to add them to their classroom calm space. They are a lovely way to add a little calm to a classroom or playground.

Here is a list of all my favourite calming tools for the classroom on Etsy.


DIY calming strategy stones for home and the classroom

Make a Mindful Gift and Share the Calm

As I mentioned before we recycled a little box and made a set of the calm stones for his classroom calm corner. This is such a lovely way to practice kindness with your kids. Making a homemade gift for someone, especially one that supports their well being is a beautiful present. You could even just leave the calm stones on the pavement or in special places and practice random acts of kindness.

If you don’t have time to make a kindness gift then you can always find a lovely homemade gift to send on Etsy. Here are some of my faves!

If you love the idea of this craft but don’t have the time, check out this kit from Apple Tree Studio on Etsy.

If you would like to practice more creative, calming activities with your children at home or in the classroom. I have lots to choose from in my store or head over to my freebie library for some free printables!


{Find lots of fun breathing activities in either my Etsy or Teachers Pay Teachers Store}


I hope you enjoy making these beautiful calm stones with your kids or for yourself, we really did love them and it was a lovely way to connect through creativity and calm! Emma x