20 Inspiring Back to School Quotes for Kids

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Download these 20 inspiring back-to-school quotes for your kids because as I send my kids off to another year of school, I want our kids to remember who they are.

As they set foot in their classrooms for another year, I want them to know how strong they are.

I want them to know that even when things are bad, they will get better.

And, I want them to know that sometimes it’s our own attitude that makes all the difference in a tricky situation.

These back-to-school quotes are available as a free printable download. I find they work best on card stock but regular paper works fine, too.

Stick them in your kids’ lunchboxes. Slip them in a pocket. Tape onto the bathroom mirror.

I hope these quotes inspire and motivate your children! (And mine.)

Back to School Quotes for Kids

20 Inspiring Back-to-School Quotes for Kids - free printable!

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

 

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

 

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

 

Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone’s mean to you all the time.  – Christine Arylo

 

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  – Dr. Seuss

 

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Dumbledore

 

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh

 

We all must make the choice between what is right, and what is easy. – Dumbledore

Lunchbox Quotes for Kids

20 Inspiring Back-to-School Quotes for Kids - free printable!

 

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — aways see them, for they’re always there. – Norman Vincent Peale

 

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Art Williams

 

When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, “PLOT TWIST,” and move on. – Unknown

 

You are allowed to scream. You are allowed to cry. You are allowed to scream. But, you are not allowed to give up. – Unknown

 

 

Wisdom begins in wonder.Socrates

 

Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

 

Make yourself proud. – Peter W. Smith

 

free printable lunchbox quotes for kids for back to school

 

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.Dr. Seuss

 

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  – Buddha

 

If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. – Unknown

 

Try not. Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda

 

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point you will.Venus Williams

These back-to-school quotes are great, aren’t they? Do you have any other favorites to add to this list?

How do you encourage your kids to be brave and confident?

Talk with your kids about the back-to-school quotes before or after school.

What do the quotes mean?

Do they apply to your own life?

How do the back-to-school quotes apply at school? at home?

For more ideas, see my post about family journaling with quotes.

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Bonus Back-to-School Quotes to Inspire Kids

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

 

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

 

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Louis Carroll

 

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.  – Woody Allen

 

Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself. – Harry Potter

 

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6 Responses

  1. Beautiful quotes, I like that they are about life and do not carry anything wrong. I will repeat them to my child and ask him to read them, at least a couple of times.

  2. Will use these for a weekly text to a grandson who begins middle school soon. Thank you.

  3. What a great idea for back to school, I love this! Thanks for posting these they are very well done and super cute. I like the wide range of sources for these quotes. I will be using this.

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