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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Posters and Coloring Sheets
These printable coloring sheets and posters are available in both KJV and NIV. Each fruit represents a different fruit of the spirit and makes it easier for children to remember them. For example, the apple is heart-shaped so it reminds them of love. Cheery cherries remind them of joy, and kiwi and kindness start with the same letter. These posters and coloring sheets go with the Fruit of the Spirit Bible lesson on The Resource Room.
Fruit of the Spirit Paper Plate Basket Bible Craft for Sunday School
What you will need:
Paper Plates, Water Color Paints, Crayons, or Colored Pencils and Paint Brushes, Low Temperature Glue Gun with Glue Sticks, and Sharp Scissors
How to Make the Fruit of the Spirit Paper Plate Craft:
1. Before class print out the black and white fruit shapes and cut them out.
Instant Digital Download - $2.00 - This craft is also available on the Fruit of the Spirit Love Lesson.
2. 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.
3. Cut another paper plate in half leaving a handle around the edge.
4. Glue the two sides together with a low temperature glue gun.
5. In class have your children color the fruit shapes and write a Fruit of the Spirit on the back of each fruit and place the fruit in the basket.
6. Tell them they can use the fruit to help them memorize the Fruit of the Spirit.
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Fruit of the Spirit Crafts on Other Pages
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 1 - Love
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 2 - Joy
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 3 - Peace
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 4 - Patience
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 5 - Gentleness
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 6 - Goodness and Kindness
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 7 - Faithfulness
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 8 - Meekness
Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 9 - Self-control/Temperance
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.