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

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.



Make a Paper Bag Pineapples to be Used in a Review Activity

Sunday school paper bag pineappple review activity and Bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Children stuff newspapers into lunch bags, add construction paper leaves and paint the bag to look like a pineapple. This craft is used to play a Bible verse review game.



Make Pretty Pineapples to Decorate the Bulletin Board

Sunday school pretty pineapples to decorate a bulletin board Bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Cut pineapple shapes from yellow construction paper and leaves from green construction paper. Bring in all kinds of things that your children will enjoy using to decorate their pineapple shapes. You can use fun foam shapes, stickers, sequins, etc. You can make stamps using real potatoes. Cut the end off a potato and draw the shape you want on the cut end. Then cut away the potato around the shape.

Dry off the end of the potato with a paper towel and then let your children dip the end onto an ink pad and then onto their pineapple shapes. (I cut out the diamond shape from a potato shown in the picture at the left.)



Match the Hats Activity Sheet

Fruit of the Spirity Activity Sheet for Sunday School - Fruit of the Spirit Sunday School Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

In class give each child an activity sheet and four different hats. Have them color the sheets and glue the hats to the appropriate fruit. Point out the three different fruit of the Spirit that you studied so far and introduce them to the new fruit of the Spirit that you will be studying this week.

Ask your children to give examples of ways they can display each fruit of the Spirit in their lives.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members only. They are available in both the KJV and the NIV. Click on the lesson link to go to The Resource Room for the complete lesson.)



Pineapple Bible Verse Review Game

Before class prepare the pineapple bags in the opening activity if your children aren't going to make them. Make enough pineapples so that you have one for each word of the Bible verse. Write the Bible verse one word per card on index cards and place the cards underneath the paper bag pineapple. In class have your children take turns either trying to knock over the pineapple with a beanbag or throwing a hoop over the pineapples. When a child knocks over a pineapple or throws a hope over one, pick up the card that was under the pineapple and place it in front of the pineapple. Have all the children say the word or words on the cards that are visible. Do this each time a pineapple is knocked over. If you don't want to make the paper bag pineapples, you can use pictures of pineapples. Print out the pictures (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.) onto heavy card stock. If your paper isn't thick enough, glue two pieces together. Cut the pineapples apart. Fold the papers at the bottom on the dotted lines so that the folded end is in front of the pineapple picture and holds up the picture. Write a word of the Bible verse on the bottom folded end. When the pineapple picture is knocked over by a beanbag the word will pop up so that the children can read it.



Serve Pineapple

Bring in a real pineapple that hasn't been cut. In class show your children the pineapple and ask them if they have ever seen the inside of a real pineapple. Explain to them that cutting up a pineapple takes patience but it is worth the wait. Cut off the top and a slice of the pineapple. Show them how you have to cut of the rough outside part and the hard inner part. Cut up the pineapple and place a piece on a plate next to each child. Tell them that they will have to be patient and wait until every child gets a piece. If a child isn't being patient point out to him that he needs to be patient. That means to wait without complaining or whining. When all the children have a piece pray and ask God to help your class to learn patience and then eat up.



Make "Yummy Pineapple Salad"

Have your children help you make a delicious salad. You can search the web for yummy recipes.



Patient Pineapple Snack Game

Pineapples can remind us to be patient. Cut out the pictures of the pineapples. (The pattern is available to members only.) The cards say, receive a snack, take another turn, or be patient. Place the cards in a bag and shake them up. Have your children each take a turn pulling a pineapple out of the bag. If a child picks the pineapple that says, "Receive a snack", he gets to go to the table and eat his snack. If it says, "Take another turn", he gets to pick another card out of the bag. If it says, "Be patient", he has to wait until his turn comes around before he can pick another card. Keep playing until all the children have had a snack. Remind your children during the game to be patient. (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.)



Play a Balloon Bible Verse Review Game

Before class prepare balloons to look like pineapples. Blow up yellow balloons and tape green streamers or crepe paper to the top for the leaves. Write one word of the Bible verse on each pineapple balloon. Make newspaper bats by rolling up three sheets of newspapers from corner to corner and tape in the center. Make two or three. Divide your children up into teams of two or three children. Give the first team the bats. Show your children the balloons and the words written on them. Go over the Bible verse. Write it on the board for younger children who cannot read. Throw the balloons into the center of the room and have the first team see how fast they can line up the balloons next to a wall in order to spell out the verse. They cannot use their hands or feet, just the newspaper bat.


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.

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