Personal Promise Cards

Pentecost Activity

Activity Objective

To identify the diversity of gifts given by the Holy Spirit

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to recognize the diversity of gifts given by the Holy Spirit.


  • Bibles
  • Colored paper
  • Crayons, markers, glue, scissors


  • Begin the activity by inviting the children to tell what they know about Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
  • Say to the children: On Pentecost, we remember the day the Holy Spirit came to the disciples, and we celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • Allow the children to work in pairs.
  • Invite the pairs to brainstorm the many talents they have and how they might use one of their talents to help others.
  • Before the children move on in the activity, have the pairs of children share with everyone some of the things they have brainstormed.
  • If you like, create a list of talents the children have mentioned.
  • After a brief discussion, distribute colored paper and crayons to the children.
  • Ask the children to create a promise card that will be kept for themselves as a reminder of how they can share their special talent with others.
  • If possible, show the children an example of a promise card that you have made for yourself.
  • Have the children complete the sentence: "I promise to (special talent) to help continue Jesus' mission."
  • Encourage the children to decorate their cards any way they like, but suggest that they include how they plan to use their talents.
  • When all the cards are finished, invite the children to share how they plan to fulfill Jesus' mission by using their special gifts.
  • Encourage the children to keep their promise cards in a special place at home. Remind them that this card will serve as a reminder of the commitment to carrying on Jesus' mission in the world.
  • If you like, try to include their promises during their prayer service.
  • Close by saying: Your mission is to bring God's love to all you meet in your own special way. Remember this as you continue to nurture your special talents!

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Provide an example of a promise card that you have made. This will be helpful for visual learners.