We love the 4-H Pledge and what it stands for.
'I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.'
Training Wheels founder, Michelle Cummings was in the 4-H program for 10 years as a child. She firmly believes that the skills she learned in this program gave her amazing foundational skills to be a successful, thriving adult.
This debriefing tool was designed to spark meaningful conversation around each of the unique symbols mentioned in the 4-H Pledge.
Set these parts out in front of your group to set the stage for targeted metaphoric processing. Each part can be used independently or as a complete set.
Brain / Head: What did you learn today? What is something new you thought of? What goal setting do you need to do?
Heart: What did you take to heart? What feelings did you experience?
Hands: How did you lend a hand to others? In what ways did the group support you? Give a hand to someone for a job well done.
Foot / Health: What are next steps for you or your club? Describe a good step in the right direction for yourself. What direction do you want to go next?
Lungs / Health: How was this experience a breath of fresh air? Describe a time where you needed to stop and take a deep breath.
World: How do your actions affect others? How can you use what you learned to help your club/community/country/world?
Four Leaf Clover: How has your participation in 4-H impacted you?
7 parts packaged in a 5x8 inch, snazzy stuff sack. The stress relievers are all made of polyurethane. Latex free.
In addition to the activity listed above, the activity sheet included includes additional activities for Icebreakers, Problem-Solving activities and debriefing activities.
The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society.
*Training Wheels has permission to use the 4-H name and emblem. 10% of all sales of this item will be donated to the 4-H program.