Growth mindset posters for kids

Inspire your kid to keep trying.

You want to raise a child who keeps trying – even when it's hard. But you overhear them saying, "I can't" or "It's too hard" or "I'm so stupid"...and your heart breaks.

Replying with "You can do it!" just plain doesn't work, and it can make your kid more upset.

But these growth mindset posters empower your child with a mindset that will set them up for success in school, work, and the rest of their life.


Raise a kid with grit.

More than 20 years of research shows that the key to success in school and life is being able to apply a growth mindset. As it turns out, if you believe that trying hard will make you smarter, it will.

Print your set of nine growth mindset posters, and you'll...

  • Help your child internalize the crucial message that working hard is how you grow your brain
  • Empower your child with positive mantras they can repeat to silence that pesky negative self-talk
  • Engage your child in the fun activity of coloring, which unlocks their creativity and makes them an active part of the learning process
  • Give your child the gift of how to activate a growth mindset so that they set themselves up for a lifetime of happiness and success
Mindset posters for kids

What parents and teachers are saying... 

  • "I used to get so frustrated with my daughter when she would say things like 'I can't' or 'This is too hard.' Nothing I said got through to her! But ever since we started coloring these growth mindset posters together, her language is finally shifting. The other day, she was working on her homework, and I heard her say, 'I can't do this...not yet, but I will.' I'm so proud of her!" – Shauna

  • "I'm a second-grade teacher, and I know how important a growth mindset is for my students. I'd ordered a couple other sets of growth mindset posters online and hung them in my classroom, but my kids barely noticed them. When I tried to get them to use the phrases, they just humored me for a day or two and nothing really stuck. Then I got these coloring mindset posters, and we took an afternoon to color them together and talk about what the mantras mean. The difference in my kids was night and day. They were energized and excited to talk about why it's important to keep trying even when it's hard. We'll be doing this again every three or four weeks!" – Anna

  • "My daughter is a perfectionist, and she has a really hard time whenever she makes a mistake. Like it devastates her. I used to tell her, 'It's okay! It's not the end of the world!' But she still acted like it was the end of the world, no matter how small the mistake. It could be a mistake on her homework or spilling milk outside her cereal bowl, and she would just crumple. After I downloaded these posters, I sat down with her one Sunday morning, and we colored together. We had the most amazing conversation about the different phrases, and for the first time I shared some stories of mistakes I've made that turned out to be good. I'm so thankful to have found these posters because they opened the door for us to tackle these important topics proactively, when she's not already upset about a mistake. (p.s. Bonus tip: I made sure to get erasable pens in case we need a 'do-over' while coloring!)" – Rachel
Mindset posters for kids

What makes these mindset posters different...

These custom coloring posters are the only mindset posters that will actually make the mindset message sink in with your kids. Here's why:

  • The problem with most ready-made growth mindset posters is that you stick them on the wall and they become…wallpaper. Your child may notice a pretty poster for a day or two, but then they blend in, and your child’s eyes will gloss right over them. But these mindset posters invite your child to make them their own and reflect on the powerful mantras as they color.
  • Kids can have a hard time remembering a string of words related to an abstract concept, which means our typical go-to encouraging phrases like "strive for progress not perfection" end up going in one ear and out the other. But the mantras on these mindset posters paint a picture in your child's brain so that the positive phrases will stick.
  • For your child to shift to a growth mindset, they need to internalize the lesson so they won’t have to think about it consciously. That kind of learning requires repetition. After you download these posters, you can print new copies for your child to color as often as you want. The more your child colors these mindset posters, the more the message will sink in.
  • And most important of all, these color-in growth mindset posters are just plain fun. Whereas slapping a ready-made poster on a wall and asking kids to read them aloud veers into drill sergeant territory, engaging kids in the fun activity of coloring unlocks their creativity and invites them to be an active part of the learning process. According to brain research, fun is a must for authentic learning and for storage in long-term memory.

The next time your child finds themselves facing a challenge, the positive words from these mindset posters will pop right into their head and spur them forward to keep trying.

Kelly Holmes

About the Author

Hi, I'm Kelly. I'm a Certified Parent Educator and the author of Happy You, Happy Family. As a mom of four, I'm no stranger to the struggle of shifting your child from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. I've tried countless parenting techniques to encourage a growth mindset in my kids – some of them total duds.

But I wish I’d created these mindset posters much earlier because the results have been fast and impressive with all four of my kids, from grade-school age to preschoolers. (Even my toddlers would repeat the growth mindset mantras they heard from their older siblings!)

Thanks to these mindset posters, my kids have internalized powerful, positive mantras to remind them that hard work and sticking with a problem will help their brains grow – and will help them become the people they want to be.

The 9 powerful mantras on these mindset posters include:

  • I can’t do it yet, but I will
  • I’m the boss of my mind, and I can tell it what to do
  • My brain is a muscle, and mistakes are like lifting weights
  • I’m perfectly imperfect, and that’s a beautiful thing
  • Winning doesn’t matter. Learning does.
  • The more I try, the more my brain grows
  • There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. (A quote from Zig Ziglar)
  • Worrying about mistakes is like putting a leash on my brainpower
  • I can (This one’s our favorite because it shows “I can’t” with the “t” being cut off with a pair of scissors!)

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I stand behind my growth mindset posters 100 percent. If you aren't completely satisfied within the first 30 days of purchasing, send me an email to let me know why it wasn't a good fit for you. I'll refund your purchase, no questions asked.

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How to get started: step-by-step

  • Order here, then download your digital PDF file from your order confirmation email.
  • Print the mindset posters using your home printer. Regular paper works just fine, but you can print on card stock for a sturdier poster.
  • Invite your child to color the mindset posters with their favorite crayons, colored pencils, or markers – or you can pair the activity with a fun new art supply. (For an extra dose of fun, try printing two copies, then sit by your child and color them together!)
  • Hang your child's finished mindset poster in your house as a gentle and positive reminder of the power of a growth mindset.

As another option, you can have these mindset posters printed at Staples using their “engineering print” option to make super-sized versions of the posters. We’ve had the best luck with the 18×24 and 36×48 sizes. Then we unleash all the kids at once for a group coloring project!

Growth mindset posters for your child that will make the message sink in

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is this a physical product that you will ship to my house?

This is a digital product only. After you order here, you'll get an email with a PDF file to download, which you can then print at home. In other words, there is nothing to be shipped in the mail because you get immediate access to the mindset posters PDF. Follow the instructions in the step-by-step guide above for how to print and get started using the posters right away.

Q: How many posters are included?

When you order, you'll receive a set of nine custom coloring posters.

Q: Do you offer any sort of guarantee?

I stand behind these growth mindset posters 100 percent. If you aren't completely satisfied within the first 30 days of purchasing, send me an email to let me know why it wasn't a good fit for you. I'll refund your purchase, no questions asked.

Download today + spark a powerful change in your child

These growth mindset posters will unlock your child's true potential for working hard, not giving up, and learning from their mistakes.