FREE Growth Mindset Posters for Young Children

I recently heard of the term, “Growth Mindset” and I’m excited to teach this wonderful positive way of thinking to my students next year.  To help teach it, I decided to make some posters and share them with you!

FREE Growth Mindset Posters for Young Children, printable, download, freebie

Of course, I found several paid items on TPT that are beautiful, but look like they will require a lot of ink.  So I decided to save my money for my new flexible seating items (more on that later!) and just print out my own version of the Growth Mindset posters in black and white, but on some bright, colored cardstock that I already had on hand.  I hope that they are useful to you!

Grrrrr-owth Mindset - HeidiSongs bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

If you are not familiar with Growth Mindset, the idea is pretty simple.  Both adults and children are trained to think in terms of mistakes being tools that help us grow, rather than something we avoid.  Also, we try to remember that it’s effort that makes the difference rather than innate talent.  So, we avoid telling kids, “You are SO SMART,” or “You are SO GOOD AT THAT!”  Instead, we say, “You really worked hard on that; you must have used some great strategies!”

Growth Mindset Wall, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

This encourages them to keep trying and persevere through mistakes rather than give up, thinking, “Well, I’m just not a math person,” etc.  A great book to read on this is Mindset by Carol Dweck.  I’ve been listening to it on Audible while I drive around running errands.  I love the book and I LOVE Audible- and listening to Podcasts, too!  If you haven’t tried this method of regaining some lost time, I highly recommend it.

Growth Mindset Wall, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

Below shows all the different posters! Click here to download them for FREE!


I am also including the file for Wiggles as a FREE download here! It’s tiled so that you can print it in four pieces and then glue or tape them together. Here are some pictures to help! 🙂

Print and cut out the 4 pieces.

Wiggles, template, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

Line up the face pieces so they over lap. Glue or tap the pieces in place.

Wiggles, template, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

Line up the body pieces, also overlapping. Tape or glue them in place.

Wiggles, template, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie, growth mindset

Line up and tape/glue the head to the body, also overlapping.

Wiggles, template, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

Ta Da! He’s ready for the wall! 🙂

Wiggles, template, bulletin board, download, printable, freebie

These are my Wiggles books! We read one of these Wiggles books nearly every day as a way of teaching and reviewing the procedures and rules. Implementing Wiggles into the Growth Mindset board just seems to work perfectly!! 🙂

Wiggles Books and Puppet, classroom management

And here is my Pinterest Growth Mindset Board! 🙂 Follow me!

Follow Heidi’s Growth Mindset Board on Pinterest.

Here are some examples of Growth Mindset books!

Growth Mindset Books - HeidiSongs

Again, here is the link to download my Growth Mindset Posters!
And here is the link to download the Wiggles Bulletin Board pieces!

I hope you enjoy these resources!! Like I said, I am really looking forward to implementing this positive thinking method into my class this year. If you have any great ideas or resources to share on Growth Mindset, be sure to let us know!  I think I’m going to need to write a song about it!  LOL!

– Heidi


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Heidi Butkus

About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.
  1. Thank you so much! These are amazing. Growth Mindset is such a powerful tool, not just for our students, but for everyone. I think we all need these reminders.

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