Lately, I’ve been enjoying introducing affirmations to the Primary class at various points in the day. I’ve found that doing a brief affirmation introduces sweet and positive spiritual moments throughout our day. We learn a new one weekly when we practice a new letter in the Vimala handwriting system. We’ve also been integrating Mudras into our mini-yoga class that we do to transition from Communication to Math class. Using the book Mudras: A Yoga for your Hands, by Gertrud Hirschi, we say a short affirmation along with the Mudra we are practicing.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with the students the book, I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations, by Louise L.Hay. The book gives several real-life examples of times that kids might feel confused or frustrated. The students really enjoyed this book, and I watched on their faces as they related with certain situations and focused on the affirmations that went with them. So, each child picked an affirmation from the book that they wanted to focus on. Then, they wrote it down and illustrated it. Here are a few affirmations to brighten up your day.