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Fruit of the Spirit Bible Crafts and Bible Games For Sunday School

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lessons Presented with a Caterpillar Puppet Named Squirmy Including: Bible Verse Memory Chart, Bible Verse Cards, Bulletin Board Displays, and Lots of Bible Crafts and Bible Games to Reinforce the Lessons.

 

Fruit of the Spirit Folding Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School

Fruit of the Spirit Folding Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

Craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the row they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. This craft is great to use as a memorization tool. Children can test themselves by unfolding one section at a time to reveal the next Fruit of the Spirit.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape.

*You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. Cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

Children can use permanent markers, pens, or colored pencils to write the Bible verse on the sticks and then decorate them. They can also draw a picture on the back of the sticks that represent the Ten Commandments.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

These folding craft stick canvases can also be used for many other purposes. You can also be used to make greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Birthdays.

View a video on Youtube with instructions on how to make this craft:

 

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Fruit of the Spirit Paper Plate Basket Bible Craft for Sunday School

Fruit of the Spirit Paper Plate Bible Craft for Children's Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper Plates

Water Color Paints, Crayons, or Colored Pencils and Paint Brushes

Low Temperature Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Sharp Scissors - An X-ACTO Knife works well to punch a hole through the plate before you start cutting.

 

How to Make the Fruit of the Spirit Paper Plate Craft:

1. Cut a paper plate in half making one side convex and the other concave. Use the concave side for the front of the paper plate basket.

2. Cut another paper plate in half leaving a handle around the edge.

3. Glue the two sides together with a low temperature glue gun.

4. Cut out fruit shapes representing the Fruit of the Spirit to put in the basket. (Patterns for the fruit are available to members on The Resource Room.)

5. In class have your children color the paper plate basket and fruit, and place the fruit in the basket.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 1 - Love

 

Scratch and Sniff Fruit of the Spirit Bible Craft for Sunday School

Fruit of the Spirit Scratch and Sniff Bible Craft for Preschool and Elementary Children from www.daniellesplace.com where learning is fun!

Preschool Children and Elementary Children will love painting this fruit of the spiritpicture. Make great-smelling paint from powdered Kool-Aid.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members only. Click on the lesson link to go to The Resource Room for the complete lesson.)

 

 

Fruit of Spirit Caterpillar Plant Stake

Fruit of the Spirit Craft - Plant Stake Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

At the end of your lesson, you can have your children plant a tomato seed in a cup or pot to review the lesson. They can place this plant stake in the pot to remind them that love is one of the Fruits of the Spirit.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members only. Click on the lesson link to go to The Resource Room for the complete lesson.)

 

 

Make a Bulletin Board Display

Fruit of the Spirit Bulletin Board Display from www.daniellesplace.com

Children can help make a bulletin board display by coloring boarder patterns. During activity time they will help fill a basket with tomatoes on which you have written examples of how Jesus showed us to love.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members only. Click on the lesson link to go to The Resource Room for the complete lesson.)

 

 

Squirmy Worm Paper Bag Puppet with a Bible Verse Fruit in His Mouth

Squirmy the Worm Paper Bag Worm Puppet Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members only. Click on the lesson link to go to The Resource Room for the complete lesson.)

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Tree Memory Verse Chart

Fruit of the Spirit Tree Memory Verse Chart for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

Each week your children memorize a verse, they get to add a fruit to their tree. You can write the verse on the back of each fruit and display the trees on the bulletin board. Let your children color the trees and write their names on the front. A Pattern is available to members only on The Resouce Room.

 

 

Bible Game and Activities

Fruit of the Spirit Match Game for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

Play a Fruit of the Spirit Match Game

Play this card game to review the fruit of the Spirit. (A Pattern for this craft is available to members. It is available in both the King James Version and the New International Bible Version.)

 

 

Feed Squirmy Bible Verse Review Game

Children take turns picking a fruit and feeding it to Squirmy by placing it in his mouth. If a child picks a fruit out of order, Squirmy spits it out and the child must try again.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 2 - Joy

 

In this lesson your children will learn that we can be happy in all situations even when things don't go our way because we can trust God to work out his plan for us. The story of Paul and Silas in jail is used as an example of how we can praise God even when things aren't going our way.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 3 - Peace

Squirmy the Worm is worried about his tomato plant, but he soon learns that he doesn't have to worry. God takes care of the birds and he will take care of us. We can be at peace knowing that he loves us and provides for us. Your children will enjoy coloring a bird picture and gluing on red pompoms for cherries. They can also make bird puppets that can be used in a relay race during activity time. They will also enjoy playing a fun flash card game in which they wiggle like a worm, and make mini cheesecakes with fruit topping.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 4 - Patience

 

Squirmy Worm learns that it is important to be patient if you want to be a good gardener. Your children will learn that God knows what is best for us and answers our prayers in his own time and in his own way. We must learn to wait and trust God to carry out his plans for our lives.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 5 - Gentleness

 

In this lesson Squirmy Worms learns about gentleness. He isn't careful with his tomato plant and it breaks. Children learn how Paul became a gentle person after he met Jesus on the Road to Damascus.

A Complete Lesson can be found on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 6 - Goodness

 

Squirmy the worm uses the Fruit of the Spirit, goodness, when he shares his tomato with the class. Your children learn how Dorcas showed goodness and kindness to other.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 7 - Faithfulness

 

Squirmy the Worm learns that you have to be faithful when taking care of a plant. Children learn from the story of Daniel that when they are faithful in the little things, they will also be faithful in the bigger things.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 8 - Meekness

 

Children learn what it means to be meek from the Pharisee and the Publican.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 9 - Self-control/Temperance

 

Squirmy the Worm learns about self-control when he eats to many tomatoes and gets sick.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit Ideas from Readers:

 

My daughters were having a hard time (as we all do sometimes) exercising the Fruit of the Spirit. I printed off some fruit pictures and printed a Fruit of the Spirit on each one of the fruit. I then found a basket picture in a clipart program of mine and attached a small magnet to the back of it and to each of the fruit pieces and stuck it on my refrigerator. As my children exemplified a certain fruit during the day, I told them they could go to the refrigerator and place that fruit in their basket (They each had their name printed on their basket.) The goal was to see who could fill up their basket during the day. It worked very well ! Kerrie Wade

Make a Fruit of the Spirit Lapbook to go along with these lessons - 1+1+1=1 Blog has a picture and directions on how she made a lapbook using the printouts from these lessons.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit on The Resource Room

 

sunday school fruit of the spirit lessons and bible crafts

The following lessons are available on The Resource Room a subscription site.

“Fruit of the Spirit” Lesson for Older Children - Children learn about how the Holy Spirit helps us to become more like Jesus. They learn that as we grow in Christ the Holy Spirit helps us to produce fruit that is pleasing and glorifies God.

“Life Prints” - Children learn that they can be identified by their unique fingerprints and that they can also be identified as a Christian by their “"life prints"” or the things they do.

 

Memory Cross