Colorful and positive quotes for kids in the form of wall art adds an element of happiness and inspiration to your classroom. Download this collection of Free Printable Positive Quotes for Kids to help decorate your room for the new school year.

Be the reason someone smiles today sign

Free Posters that Inspire Kindness in the Classroom

It’s that time of year again when teachers return to their classrooms to set up for a new school year. A great way to promote kindness and positivity in the classroom is to decorate with colorful posters.

Classroom walls don’t need to be all about math facts and sight words. There’s definitely a place for educational posters and signs, but a fun way to cheer help inspire hard work, and positive thinking, decorating with inspirational quotes will get your students started off in the right direction.

Our posters fall under the category of kindness and positivity. While not academic in nature, these themes will fit in with any lesson plan.

Printing on card stock allows for durable, long-lasting posters suitable for interactive whiteboards, bulletin board ideas, or even flash cards. 

​Display them as-is or get a little creative and add these growth mindset posters to cheap dollar store frames or clipboards.

I absolutely love bright, cheerful spaces. These inspiring quotes are perfect for elementary school classrooms, playrooms, and homeschool workspaces. 

These classroom signs are available in PDF format but jpeg files can be provided upon request.

4 inspiring quotes to use in a classroom setting

Why Choose Free Printable Classroom Posters?

In the hustle and bustle of a new school year, finding resources that are both engaging and economical can be a challenge. That’s where free classroom posters come in. 

Imagine transforming your classroom walls into a vibrant display of educational wonders, all without breaking the bank. These free school posters come in bright colors and appeal to middle school and high school students as well as students at the elementary school level. The topic of kindness can be brought into any lesson plans for any subject, especially English language arts. It’s never too early to start teaching young kids about being kind. From prek – 12th grade, every single student can benefit from the positive reinforcements of these free printable posters. 

Fostering a Strong Classroom Community with Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational posters play a vital role in creating a positive learning environment. They help students develop a growth mindset and build character education. 

By strategically placing these motivational gems around the room, you contribute to the formation of a strong classroom community.

Whether you are an experienced educator or just starting your journey, these free printable classroom posters are designed for personal use in your own classroom.

They cater to the needs of teachers across subject areas, ensuring a seamless fit into any educational setting.

A few years ago when I was first introduced to the app/website, Canva, I didn’t like it. I was mainly using it for photo collages for my blog posts. There was another site that I had been using for years and I didn’t want to learn anything new.

I’m not sure what changed my mind but now I can’t get enough of Canva. Making these 4 bright and cheerful inspiring classroom posters brought me so much joy. 

I love the bright color palette in addition to the font combinations. However, what I love the most is the quotes themselves.

Encouraging Quotes for Kids to Spread Positivity

There’s no shortage of encouraging quotes for kids to spread positivity but for now I’m just focusing on four of them. This entire collection consists of 4 different posters and they will make such a cute display on any classroom wall.

These printable pages would be a great addition to a hallway bulletin board as well.

Let Your Light Shine

This adorable “Let Your Light Shine” printable uses a fun combination of a handwritten script font called Arley as well as a groovy font called Nectarine.

Let Your Light Shine

Be The Nice Kid

This design was a little bit out of the box for me with the random polka dots pattern but in a 1st grade classroom, it would be perfect. The fonts used in this design are Anton and Halimum.

Be the Nice Kid

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

This design just might be my favorite. As someone who is not the most outgoing person and who can be a little shy with new people, a smile goes such a long way. 

Teach your kids this concept at a young age with this free resource.

The fonts used in this positive quote for kids is Nectarine, Arley and Century Gothic.

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today

Be Kind

This simple “Be Kind” quote needs no explanation. In a world where you can be anything, be kind. The fonts used in this free printable classroom poster are Halimum and Anton.

Be Kind


Quotes for Kids on Kindness Printables

This free download includes 4 Positive Quotes for Kids Signs in PDF format. You will receive 1 PDF that contains 4 pages. Display it in an 8×10 frame or on a clipboard gallery wall.

IMPORTANT: To get access to these FREE designs, you will need to complete the checkout process in our shop. Your files will be in a zipped folder that you’ll need to extract. It is strongly recommended that you download your files from a laptop or desktop computer.

Positive Quotes download button


If you have trouble downloading these files, please follow these instructions:

  • Make sure you do not have any ad blockers or pop-up blockers enabled on your browser
  • Clear the cache and search history in your browser and try again.
  • For a seamless download process, I strongly recommend that all downloads be performed from a desktop or laptop computer instead of a phone or smart device.
  • Do to fact that there are many variables as to why a particular user cannot access the downloads (i.e. user experience level, computer systems, mobile devices, etc.), I cannot field all requests to send FREE downloads via email.
Classroom Posters that inspire kindness


To take advantage of these free pages make sure you always have these supplies on hand.

  • PRINTER – I use the HP Envy 6055 and subscribe to HP’s Instant Ink.
  • Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils – In my opinion, Crayola is the only way to go!

If you want to take things up a notch, consider these options:

  • Laminate these Printable Classroom Posters to preserve them from year to year. NOTE: If you don’t have a laminator on hand and are not in the market for one, these self-laminating sheets are perfect. I use them all the time.


Obviously you know you can find free printables here at The Girl Creative because you are here. (wink wink) When I’m looking for free printables I usually just type what I’m looking for into Google or Pinterest.

By clicking the “images” tab in Google you’ll be able to see the actual printable instead of just the text link to the source. This is very helpful when you are searching for something specific.


The great thing about free printables is that they are FREE. Most printables include a PDF that you can download and print right from your home printer. You don’t need any special software or special paper either. Copy paper works just fine.

Printing Tip: When you print from home, be sure to change the print settings to “best” so that you have best quality possible. You might find this setting under “quality”. Your choices will be 300dpi, 600dpi and 1200dpi. 600dpi is perfect. I

If you’re worried about using too much ink, you can certainly try 300dpi first. Depending on what you’re printing, 300dpi might be all you need.


While you can print right from Pinterest, you definitely should not. What you should do is click the link on Pinterest that will bring you to the page that houses the actual printable. By doing this you are also getting the best quality of the printable.


The best way to create a printable is by using the website, Canva. Canva has many templates that you can choose from and modify.

If you prefer to create a printable from scratch, you can do that too. You can do this by clicking the “Create a Design” button from the top right hand corner of the screen and from there you can choose a specific size or make up your own custom size.

After you have your template chosen or your blank sheet to create from scratch, you’ll add graphics and text by using the menu on the left. Once your design is to your liking, click “DOWNLOAD” from the top left corner.

Choose “PDF Print” from the dropdown menu and then click download. Your print will download to your computer (usually defaults to the download folder on your computer) and from there you can print it out.


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