Positive Affirmation Hearts in English, Chinese, Korean

Positive Affirmation Valentine Hearts - English, Chinese, Korean

You are loved. You are awesome. You are strong. Children deserve to hear these phrases, so I created positive affirmation hearts in English, Chinese, and Korean. Many parents and teachers use our positive affirmation hearts for Valentine’s Day, but they are great for year-round!

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Why positive affirmations are important

Everyone benefits from words of encouragement, especially children. Psychology research shows that thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors.

If you didn’t grow up hearing positive affirmations, they may sound awkward at first. You might need to practice getting used to them. That’s okay!

Remember, positive affirmations are great year-round, not just Valentine’s Day.

Why our positive affirmation hearts are bilingual

In many cultures, love is expressed through actions, not words. My husband and I experienced this growing up in Korean American and Chinese American homes. However, positive words are just as important as non-verbal affection.

Since we’re raising multilingual children, I made our positive affirmation hearts in English, Chinese, and/or Korean.

My template includes 14 different positive affirmations plus two blank hearts. Choose your preferred language below:

Many thanks to my mother-in-law for helping me translate the Korean affirmations!

Chinese and English positive affirmations printable heart template

Supplies for positive affirmation hearts

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5 Ways to use positive affirmation hearts

In addition to Valentine’s Day, positive affirmation hearts can be used in different ways for children to feel loved. Which ideas do you think your child or student will like best?

Bilingual positive affirmation messages for kids | Heart Attack Valentine's Day idea in Chinese and English

1. “Heart attack” valentines

Starting on February 1st, add a heart on their bedroom door. Each passing day adds another heart. The door will be covered with positive affirmation hearts by Valentine’s Day!

Tip: If cutting feels tedious, prepare one heart each day. You don’t have to cut the positive affirmation valentines all at once. Unless you want to, of course!

This sweet idea was inspired by the “Heart Attack Valentines” from Skip to My Lou.

2. Birthday surprise messages

Imagine waking up to a door full of kind words! The night before your child’s birthday, decorate their door with these positive affirmations! Print the hearts in your child’s favorite color.

Bilingual positive affirmation messages for kids | Heart Attack Valentine's Day idea in Chinese and English

3. “Thinking of you” messages

Broken leg? Recovering from surgery? Turn these into “get well soon” messages.

Preparing for a big tournament? Feeling nervous about a major test? Turn these into “thinking of you” messages.

Hang up the positive affirmation hearts to cheer up a friend. Decorate with drawings and stickers to add a personal touch.

4. Classroom decorations

Heart valentine and red Chinese Lunar New Year Banner printables
Positive affirmation with a Chinese New Year banner.

Since Valentine’s Day is around the same time as the Lunar New Year, you can decorate the room with positive affirmation hearts, Korean Seollal decorations, and Chinese New Year crafts. It’s a fun chance to mix cultures!

Tip: Put the heart valentines at eye level. If you have toddlers, this means putting the hearts toward the bottom of a wall or door. (Just like toddlers who hang ornaments on a Christmas tree, haha.)

5. Lunchbox messages

Slip these empowering positive affirmations inside your child’s lunchbox. If you have time, add a handwritten note to the back of the heart!

Did you use these positive affirmation hearts?

If you try this positive affirmations heart valentine activity, please let us know in the comments below! What age is your child? How did it go? We’d love to hear about your experience.

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  1. Angel Carag says:

    Hi Betty! Thank you so much for all the work you put into sharing printables, activities, and just general parenting reminders. I love how you’ve added Zhuyin with your traditional chinese printables! Thank you again!

  2. Hi Betty,

    Just want to say I love your blog and think you are doing such an amazing job raising your children multilingual and with a focus on Jesus. I am third generation Chinese American and non fluent and Am trying to foster a love of God and Chinese with my son and daughter. Keep up the amazing work mama.


    1. Hi Kathy! Thanks for taking the time to leave this thoughtful note! Will be praying for you on your journey with your children, too! <3

  3. Love these! So important to have kids know that they are loved and they are enough!

  4. Hello Betty!
    Thank you so much for these pintables! Not sure if something didn’t load correctly on my end, but for the one that says “I am proud of you” in TC, with Zhuyin, the last two characters in Chinese are cut off when I load the file/link.
    Thank you for all of your hard work!

    1. Hi Alice! Thanks for letting me know – so sorry for the inconvenience. I just fixed the size of the font for that phrase in the Zhuyin version, and it should print properly now! I hope your kids love the messages! 🙂

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