Pledge to My Parents

Activity Objective

To help the children create a simple plaque to pledge that they will love, honor, help, and obey their parents

Lesson Outcome

The children will explore how they can listen to and love their parents.


  • One large paper plate per child
  • One large (6-inch in diameter) water-based colored stamp pad
  • Hole punch
  • One 6-inch piece of yarn per plate, for displaying
  • Crayons or markers


  • Ask the children if they know what a pledge means. Ask them if they say or know any pledges. (The Pledge of Allegiance, or the Girl Scout or Boy Scout Pledge, for example) Ask them what they do with their hands when they make a pledge.
  • Tell them they are going to make a pledge to their parents that will also be a reminder to them about how they should behave.
  • Pass out the paper plates and invite them to write their names on the back side.
  • Go around the room and make a stamp of one of each child's hands in the center of the plate. Ask them to write I pledge to... around the top of the plate, and have them write the words Love, Honor, Help, and Obey on each of the fingers.
  • The children can finish their pledges by signing them, Love, _____.
  • Put the piece of yarn through the hole punched in the center of the top of the plate and tie a knot.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

10-15 minutes


You may have the children trace one of their hands instead.


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