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Top 40 YouTube Channels for Growth Mindset, Creativity, and Kindness

YouTube can be a great resource for learning all sorts of new things. Between yoga, crafts, science experiments, educational talks, movement ideas and meditation, we’ve curated a list of YouTube channels for kids, teens, and adults. 

Use these channels to help supplement classroom activities, homeschooling, or for expanding your own growth mindset. These channels can help cultivate areas such as:

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Top 40 YouTube Channels for a Growth Mindset


Class Dojo

Helping teachers build wonderful classroom communities by encouraging students and engaging parents.

Tricia Hodges/You Are An Artist

You ARE an artist! No stress art for all ages with a very supply list. Just add chalk pastels and paper!

SciShow Kids

Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there's always something new to discover with SciShow Kids.

Crash Course Kids

This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about grade school science. Topics include Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much more!


Free and fun math videos.

Free School

FreeSchool is a child-friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children's literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids.
Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

Go Noodle/Get Moving

GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, best selves. Over 14 million children are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling each month with GoNoodle.

The Axel Show

Watch Axel have fun adventures at home and in the city!

Monty Bear

Monty Bear helps children all over the world develop their emotional literacy skills.


Sesame Street

Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a non-profit educational organization. The workshop's mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential.


Watch videos of Science Bob's science experiments in action. Learn how to make slime, erupting volcanoes, electromagnets and more.

Peekaboo Kidz

Peekaboo is a cheerful destination with colorful animation. Specially designed for kids as they explore the World of Kids Educational Videos, Classic English songs, Phonics songs, Lullabies and more!

The Artful Parent

Children’s art, seasonal crafts, and family fun.

Mineola Creative Content

This channel showcases open source educational content and other materials from the Mineola School District.  Dedicated to the #GoOpen movement which supports sharing educational content resources.

I Have a Go

I HAVE A GO is a musical celebration of childhood challenges and growth, using innovative songs and videos to support development of a growth mindset.


The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment is an educational video series hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. Viewers explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today. 

Khan Academy

Interactive practice problems, articles, and videos help students succeed in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, and many other topics.

Crash Course

Tons of fantastic courses in one awesome channel. Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, and more.

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. They emphasize intelligence and imagination in young women.

The Brain Scoop

Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, likes to share some of the amazing things from the museum’s collection.

Geek Gurl Diaries

Like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, and being geeky and awesome? Welcome to the Geek Gurl Diaries where they discuss, create, demo and interview all things geek.

This is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.


Yoga with Adriene

Welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls! Find a practice to suit your mood or start a journey toward healing.

Rowena Tsai

"Just a human who has a lot of feelings and is cheering for you to be your best self. Capturing people, places, and all things that inspire me." Rowena encourages her peers to take an honest and sober look at their lives to see if they’re living the life they proactively choose to live. 


Dr. Joe Dispenza

“When we stop doubting, we start believing in our new life. We behave as if it’s possible - and we ultimately become it.” Check out these legendary stories of transformation. 

Cory’s Conscious Living

Cory’s Conscious Living is intended to help all listeners through their daily struggles.

Brendon Burchard is one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world and a Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. After suffering depression and surviving a car accident, Brendon began asking himself important life questions: “Did I truly live today? Did I love? Did I matter?"

John Spencer

John makes something each day. He creates videos designed to inspire and empower teachers to bring out the maker in every student.


Videos discussing what's working in K - 12 education. Topics include project-based learning, integrating tech tools, or social and emotional learning practices.

Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education provides educators with digital learning tools that engage students and teach them how to behave safely, responsibly, and respectfully online

Big Think

Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content with thousands of videos, which, feature experts to help you get smarter, faster.

All Ages

Mark Rober

Mark Rober is an American YouTuber, engineer, inventor, and educator. His videos showcase popular science and do-it-yourself gadgets. Before YouTube, Robert was an engineer with NASA for nine years. 

Real Life Lore

Answers to questions you've never asked covering topics like history, geography, economics and science. The world is an exciting place and there is so much to know.

Special Books by Special Kids

Interviews with  individuals with a diagnosis from across the world with the hope of spreading empathy and acceptance.  

Vlog Brothers

Raising nerdy to the power of awesome. This Internet-based show is created and hosted by the Green brothers: John Green and Hank Green.


TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos.


Headspace is guided meditation for everybody. Relax with guided meditation sessions that will help you rest and reset after a long day, let go of worrying thoughts, or create the ideal conditions for healthy, restful sleep with sleep meditations and sleep sounds. 

The Bucket List Family

Follow the Gee family as they travel around the world. In 2015, they sold everything and set out on an adventure.


Fun and engaging videos that explore the world using science. 

4 thoughts on “Top 40 YouTube Channels for Growth Mindset, Creativity, and Kindness

  1. avatar Julia Simon says:


  2. avatar Katie says:

    Great list of Channels. The Wild Adventure Girls I think would be another great channel to add to the list.

  3. avatar Alicen says:

    Hi, my son is in one of Chris Ulmer’s videos… SBSK… titled Swag Nation Max… it made a world of difference for and after it was published he ended up making friends all over the world, we are so grateful for this guy and our amazing son …

  4. avatar Alicen says:

    Hi, my son is in one of Chris Ulmer’s videos… SBSK… titled Swag Nation Max… it made a world of difference for and after it was published he ended up making friends all over the world, we are so grateful for this guy and our amazing son …

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