SAVE BIG when you build your own bundle! Add any 8 individual products to your cart to receive 30% off!

THE POSITIVE SELF TALK GAME: Positive Affirmations and Listening to You Inner Coach



Nothing Found

No Gift Card Category Found.



Looking for a fun game to teach kids and teens about positive affirmations?  You’ll  love The Positive Self-Talk Card Game!  Designed as a solution-focused counseling intervention tool, players get to focus and show off  their strengths.  The questions and prompts encourage players to listen to their “Inner Coach,” re-frame negative self-talk to positive self-talk, and practice positive affirmations. 


Why Is It Important to Focus on Self-Esteem?

Building self-esteem helps young people to cultivate a strong internal locus of control & sense of agency.  Additionally, booting self esteem lays a foundation from which to create an empowered life.


Ways You Can Use The Positive Self-Talk Game:

  • Small Groups for Social Emotional Learning Support and Skills Practice
  • Individual counseling sessions as an assessment tool.
  • The actual act of playing the game provides insight into children’s social skills, decision-making process, frustration tolerance, level of respect for rules & boundaries, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Playing also builds social skills!
  • Fun for Family Game Night!
  • Community and relationship building classroom group activity


Now Available in Both Print and Digital Game Formats

You now get to choose between playing the printable card game format or the digital Google Slides™ version.  So whether you are in person or need an interactive positive self-talk game for distance learning, teletherapy, or virtual small groups, we got you covered!


How to Play The Digital Positive Self-Talk Connect Game

Taking turns, players/teams choose a number based on the spot they would like to place their pawn. Then answer the corresponding positive self-talk question/prompt. Move game pawn to cover the number just answered. Players continue to take turns answering questions/prompts and moving their pawn pieces until the first player/team has completed a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line of either 4 or 5 in a row.

For a Free “Sample Example” of how the digital game works, please download my Conversation Starter Connect Game!


How to Play The Printable Positive Self-Talk Card Game

In the spirit of other popular shedding-type card games, the player to get rid of all their cards first by wins. Players try to “match” the top card in the discard pile, by either laying down the same number, color (or shape, if using the black & white set), or type of action card. If the card contains a positive affirmation question or prompt, that player shares their response. The player may choose to decline responding by using 1 of their 2 Pass Tickets. Actions cards add fun twists and turns to the game. Actions include:

  •  TAKE 3: The next person in line must take 3 cards before taking their turn.
  • ROTATE RIGHT / ROTATE LEFT: All players pass on, or “rotate,” their cards to either the left or right, so that everyone exchanges hands with each other.
  • GO AGAIN: Player gets to “go again,” gaining an additional turn.
  • FREE!: Player who discards a FREE card is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.
  • FREE + SPY!: Player who discards a FREE+SPY card can spy on one player by peeking at their cards and then is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.


Make sure to check out our FREE Positive Self-Talk Poster!

Additional information

Product Categories

Self-Efficacy + Self-Esteem

File Type


Grade Level

, ,

Used By

, , ,


✔ The Positive Self-Talk Connect Game on Google Slides™

✔ TWO sets of The Positive Self-TalkCard Game: in both color AND black and white! So if you don’t have access to a color printer, no problem! You can download and print in black and white too! Instead of color, players match up cards with shapes!
✔ Detailed Game Directions
✔ Tips on how to use the game as a Therapeutic Intervention
✔ Over 75 Questions & Prompts
✔ Action Cards
✔ Pass Tickets


I love the card games from Whole Hearted School Counselling! It’s a fun way to engage a child in a counselling session that puts less pressure on them to engage in vulnerable discussions. Positive self-talk is difficult to practice without feeling forced and this game makes it fun!

-Rachel P.

January 5, 2022, TPT Review



I used this resource in a small group and the students were very engaged and enjoyed the game. They also liked using the game format to practice and discuss positive self-talk as it kept things light but fulfilled its purpose. Thank you!!

-Melissa R.

December 10, 2021, TPT Review



Used this 1:1 and in a small group. My kids were engaged and helped them identify negative self talk they use and how to replace it.

-Glenda H.

December 5, 2021, TPT Review



Loved this! Used in a small group with students on the spectrum. The style kept the game moving quickly which kept their attention because they didn’t have to wait long for their turn.

-Amber P.

July 4, 2021, TPT Review



These are great resources to use with students while talking about social-emotional issues. It allows the students to open up without feeling like they are being put in the spotlight because they can play a game while doing so. I have purchased several of these and the students enjoy them.

-Brooke T.

October 19, 2020, TPT Review

You May Also Like...