Both kids and adults need a growth mindset. And many of the resources for kids are good for adults as well. My daughter, Christina, and I both like to color growth mindset quotation and affirmation coloring pages together with my 4½-year-old granddaughter (Christina’s niece), Zoey. While some of these printables are designed for kids, many of them are wonderful for a wide variety of ages. I’ll share links to a variety of free growth mindset printables for kids and then a variety of free growth mindset printables that work for both kids and adults.
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People didn’t talk about growth mindset until the concept was popularized by psychologist Carol Dweck in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (first edition published in 2006). You can find a good summary of Carol Dweck’s ideas on growth mindset here. Here are many resources for teaching growth mindset from Edutopia.
I’ll be adding to this list as I find new free growth mindset printables online. If you have a free growth mindset printable that I missed, please leave a comment so I can add it to the list!
Free Growth Mindset Printables for Kids
These are growth mindset printables that have specifically kid-themed images or relate to kids at school. Some are lesson plans or classroom posters for classroom teachers or homeschoolers.
- Back to School Affirmations: Printable Mini Book from Views from a Step Stool
- Gratitude Journal for Kids from Research Parent (This gratitude journal also includes growth mindset concepts.)
- Affirmation Cards for Kids from Kiddie Matters
- Growth Mindset Yoga Printable by Giselle from Kids Yoga Stories at Moments a Day
Growth Mindset Free Printable Book for Kids (subscriber freebie) from The Kitchen Table Classroom
How to Nurture a Growth Mindset in Children (Free Story & Activity) from Entangled Harmony
Growth Mindset Goals Notes for Kids from Crazy for First Grade
Growth Mindset Quotation Posters in 3 Sizes from KnowledgeWorks
Growth Mindset Printables (including lesson plans) for parents and teachers from The Ned Show
Growth Mindset Freebie (subscriber freebie) from Mrs. Winter’s Bliss
The Power of Yet Page from The Brown Bag Teacher
Growth Mindset Phrase Cards (subscriber freebie) from Parents with Confidence
Download: Growth Mindset Activities for Kids from Understood
Growth Mindset Free Downloads for Teachers from Mindset Works
Growth Mindset Printables for Parents from MindsetKit
Growth Mindset Lesson (Kindergarten) from MindsetKit
Growth Mindset Goals: Keeping My “Selfie” on the Right Path from Kirsten’s Kaboodles
Growth Mindset Math Poster from Mashup Math
Success Folders Pack from Appletastic Learning
Free Growth Mindset Downloads (many) from Growth Mindset Maths
Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets Sorting Activity from Crafting Connections
7 Math Mindset Posters from Math Geek Mama
Growth Mindset Learning Stations from Upper Elementary Snapshots
Growth Mindset Bulletin Board from Room Mom Spot
Growth Mindset Classroom Poster for Teachers from We Are Teachers
Growth Mindset Lesson Plan from Khan Academy
Free Growth Mindset Printables for Kids Every Friday (subscription freebies) from Big Life Journal (I get these every Friday, and they’re great! There are often activities that are fun to do together with a child … and that will help you both!)
Free Growth Mindset Printables for Kids and Adults
These growth mindset printables work for a wide variety of ages. Some of them are even perfect for both preschoolers and adults!
- Growth Mindset Note Cards from Picklebums (These were part of a post about helping kids who hate math. They’re great for kids and adults for a variety of occasions.)
- Quote Printables for Teens from Spell Outloud (great for a variety of ages of kids as well as adults)
- Growth Mindset Coloring Sheets from Art Is Basic
- Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids and Parents from The Kitchen Table Classroom
Growth Mindset Art from Moments a Day
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages from Classroom Doodles
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages from Erin K. Monaghan Creative
2018 Calendar with Growth Mindset Quotes from Londage at Home
Growth Mindset Printables from Teachers Pay Teachers (long list for kids and adults, although a few are specifically for teachers)
In addition to a long list of inspiring growth mindset quotes, you’ll find a number of word-art freebies (which I add to whenever I publish another one) in my best growth mindset quotes for kids and adults.
Free Human Brain Printables
If you’d like to include a study of the brain along with your growth mindset activities, I have a post at Living Montessori Now with free human brain printables and Montessori-inspired brain activities.
More Growth Mindset Resources
You’ll find lots of inspiring- and character-building songs in my free growth mindset songs for kids post.
Both kids and adults can gain a lot of growth mindset inspiration from famous failures.
You’ll find lots of great growth mindset books in my post with the the best growth mindset books for kids.
Big Life Journal site has lots and lots of amazing growth mindset resources for a variety of ages.
If you have a free growth mindset printable I’m not aware of, please let me know in the comments below!
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