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Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lesson Crafts and Games for Sunday School

 

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.

 

 

Bible Verse Activity Sheet

Fruit Bible Verse Activity Sheet www.daniellesplace.com

Children glue red pompoms on to the picture to make cherries. (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.)

 

 

Bird Hand Puppet

sunday school bird hand pupped bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

This little bird can open and close his beak. It is used during activity time to play a relay race in which children pass fruit from one bird to another.

(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 Flash Card Game

Fruit of the Spirit Bible Review Game - Fruit Flash Card Game from www.daniellesplace.com

Before class print out the Love, Joy, Peace, and Worm Cards onto card stock (A Printable Patterns is available to members on The Resource Room.) or make your own cards.

In class hold up the cards one by one and review each fruit and the Bible verse that goes along with the fruit. Talk a little bit about each fruit. Tell your children that you are using the lemon to represent peace. They can remember that the lemon represents peace if they think about making lemonade.

Lemon juice is very sour, but you don't have to worry. You can be at peace because when you add sugar it makes a very tasty and refreshing drink.

In class hold up the cards one by one and review each fruit and the Bible verse that goes along with the fruit. Talk a little bit about each fruit. Tell your children that you are using the lemon to represent peace. They can remember that the lemon represents peace if they think about making lemonade. Lemon juice is very sour, but you don't have to worry. You can be at peace because when you add sugar it makes a very tasty and refreshing drink.

Then tell the children you are going to play a game. They will shout out the name of each fruit and then the Bible verse. If the worm card is shown, they can wiggle like a worm until the next card is shown.

Once they can say all the verses, you can use movements instead. For instance, if you hold up the lemon, they can purse their lips like they tasted a sour lemon. For the cherry they can jump up and down and shout "hooray". For the apple, they can draw a heart in the air with both hands or cross their arm over their heart for love.

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Make Lemonade From Real Lemons

 

 

Play Pass the Peace Lemon Bible Verse Review Game

Bible Verse Review Game - Pass the Lemon Bible Verse Review Game for The Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lesson on www.daniellesplace.com

1. Before class print out a set of Lemon Bible Verse Shapes for every four to five students onto yellow paper and cut them out.

2. In class divide your children up into teams of four or five and have each team stand in a row side by side.

3. Place a set of Lemon Bible Verse Shapes on the floor in front of each team.

4. Have the first children in each row pick up a lemon and place the lemon in their bird's beak (Bird puppets from the opening activity). The first children should then pass their lemons to the second children in line using only their puppets.

5. Have the teams keep passing lemons until all the lemons have made it to the end of the line. The team who finishes first wins. If you have older children you can add a word of the Bible verse to each lemon. Mix up the lemons before you place them on the floor. The child at the end of the line has to place the lemons in order to spell out the verse.

(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.)

 

 

Love, Joy, or Peace?

Before class cut up apples, cherries, and lemons and place them in plastic containers such as film canisters, and punch holes in the lids. Make the containers look different so the children can tell them apart. For instance, you can wrap red tape around one. Review the three fruit of the Spirit that they have learned so far. Also use the apple, cherry, and lemon cards from the flash cards. Print out enough so each child will have one. Place them in the middle of the floor, picture side down. Place the canisters in different locations in your room and tell the children to smell them through the holes and decide which one they think is the apple, the cherry, and the lemon. (If you have a large class, make several of each type so it doesn't take too long.) Tell the children not to tell each other what they think is in the canisters. When all the children have had a chance to smell the containers, have the children stand in a circle around the cards on the floor. Tell your children to each pick up a card, look at it, and go stand by the canister they think matches the card in their hand. When everyone has picked a canister, tell them what is in it and ask them if they picked the correct one.

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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.

 

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