Download: Growth mindset activities for kids

By Amanda Morin

Is your child willing to take on challenges and keep working on them despite setbacks? That’s a sign of a growth mindset — believing that abilities can improve over time. But some struggling learners have a fixed mindset. They think that their abilities are set and won’t ever improve, even with effort.

Developing a growth mindset is a process. You can help your child move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset with the help of these fun activities. Use these downloads to help your child start thinking, “What’s next?” and “I can” — instead of “I’m done” and “I can’t.”

Try Saying Something ElsePDF

15 Growth Mindset Questions to AskPDF

Why I Can Do ThisPDF

Growth Mindset Action PlanPDF

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    About the author

    About the author

    Amanda Morin is the author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education” and the former director of thought leadership at Understood. As an expert and writer, she helped build Understood from its earliest days. 

    Reviewed by

    Reviewed by

    Ellen Galinsky, MS is president of Families and Work Institute (FWI). She is a child development expert and work-family researcher.