The Positive Pants Phrases & Affirmations Worksheet

Positive Pants Positive Phrases Affirmations Worksheet by Exciting Teacher

An activity to encourage children to create a bank of positive phrases and affirmations that they can tell themselves during trickier times. This is known as ‘positive self-talk’ and can be a powerful coping tool for children.

Write down positive phrases on the pairs of pants and practice saying them in the mirror or to themselves. 

How could this resource be used?

  • To support with self-esteem and positive self-talk.
  • To help children cope during tricky times with maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing.

Relevant Curriculum Links:

England PSHE – Which statutory PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into? *in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS1: H18 – different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good.
  • KS2: H20 –  strategies to respond to feelings, including intense or conflicting feelings; how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations.
  • KS2: H21 – to recognise warning signs about mental health and wellbeing and how to seek support for themselves and others.

Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome(s):

  • Mental and Emotional Wellbeing:
    • I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 0-04a / HWB 1-04a / HWB 2-04a / HWB 3-04a / HWB 4-04a.
    • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 0-07a / HWB 1-07a / HWB 2-07a / HWB 3-07a / HWB 4-07a.
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