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Alternate Activity 4: Golden Rule Pledge Stars (10 minutes), Session 16: Love Is the Golden Rule

In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy the handout for all participants.
  • Optional: Cut out the Golden Rule Pledge Stars in advance.

Description of Activity

Participants choose a way their behavior can be guided by love as the Golden Rule. They make a specific promise and state it in brief words on a Pledge Star.

Invite the children to brainstorm ways they can act that reflect love as the Golden Rule. Prompt with questions such as:

  • I wonder what sorts of things we do when we are acting in a way that is loving?
  • I wonder how we treat one another when we are guided by love? At home? With our friends? At school?
  • I wonder what sorts of promises you could make if you were following the Golden Rule of love?

Hand out the stars and pencils/markers. Invite each child to cut out the star, if needed, and then write or draw a picture of a promise they want to make—an action they will do which is a way to follow love as the Golden Rule.

If children did Activity 3, distribute glue sticks. Encourage the children to add the Golden Rule Pledge Star to their Take-Home Night Sky Display.

Including All Participants

Children may have a wide range of writing abilities. Include all children by writing key words on newsprint for the children to reference, offering the option to draw a promise, or suggesting a child dictate their promise for you to write on the star.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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