Courage Badges

Holy Spirit Activity

Activity Objective

To draw pictures of times when the children need the Holy Spirit to give them courage

Lesson Outcome

The children will show that the Holy Spirit gave the apostles courage and will give us courage too.


  • Badges made out of white drawing paper
  • Crayons and markers
  • Masking tape


  • Use the discussion material for the section entitled ?The Holy Spirit Brings Courage? as a starting point for this activity.
  • Ask the children about times when there were things that they were afraid of or afraid to do.
  • Allow time so that each child can identify a time when he or she needed courage. Remind the children that the Holy Spirit never leaves us and gives us courage to not be afraid and to do what is right.
  • In the center circle of their badges, have the children draw a picture of a time when they needed courage to accomplish a task or overcome a fear or difficulty.
  • Tape the badges on each child with masking tape.
  • Encourage the children to take these badges home to share with their families the way that the Holy Spirit gives us courage in all things.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


The circle part of the badge should be large enough so that the children can draw a picture in it. The two ribbon pieces hanging from the circle can say ?Courage Badge.?

Provide examples, such as having the courage to speak up when others are speaking unkindly.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.