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Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lesson, Crafts and Activities for Sunday School

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.

 

 

Make a Shiny Picture

Shiney Orange Fruit of the Spirit Craft and Activity Sheet for Bible School from www.daniellesplace.com

Children color the Bible verse picture and then add glitter glue to really make them shine.

(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 Goodness Guy

Goodness Guy Orange Craft for Fruit of the Spirit Sunday School Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

This Goodness Guy helps children remember their Bible verse. His hands are reaching out to remind children that they can practice goodness by helping others.

(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.)

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Sharing Great Gobs of Goodness Cookies

Before class prepare gob cookies and the filling. In class have your children find two cookies that are about the same size and shape. Show them how to spread the filling on the bottom of one cookie and then place the bottom of the other cookie on the filling to make a sandwich cookie. Then show them how to wrap Saran wrap around the cookies. Have them decorate a lunch bag and then place the cookies inside. Tell them that the cookies will help them learn goodness and kindness. They should think about someone, outside of the class, that they can give their cookies to. Suggest giving them to someone in the neighborhood or someone who is poor.

Save some for snack time. Serve with orange juice. Children will also enjoy making their orange juice. Bring in oranges and a juicer and let your children try to extract some juice from some oranges. Tell them that we used an orange to represent the fruit of the Spirit goodness because oranges taste so good.

Recipe:

(Make these cookies to practice goodness. Give more of them away to others than you keep for yourself.)

1 cup Shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup cocoa
4 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla

Cream the shortening and then add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla; beat well. Add the dry ingredients and the milk alternately. Drop big gobs of dough onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool.

Filling:

3/4 c. shortening
1 lb. powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons vanilla

While you are waiting for the cookies to cool prepare the filling. Beat together all the ingredients until smooth. Match up the cookies by twos. Try to find cookies that are the same shape and size. Spread filling on the bottom of one cookie and place the other cookie on top of the filling so that the cookies are matched up bottom to bottom.

 

 

Play Fruit of The Spirit Review Game

Fruit of the spirit Game www.daniellesplace.com

 

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

The object of the game is to be the first team or player to color in all the fruits on the fruit sheet by landing on the corresponding fruit and answering questions correctly.

To play: Players set their markers on the board on any fruit picture they would like. They take turns rolling a die and moving that many spaces. The player or team must then answer a review question. If he/she/they answer the question correctly, they get to color in the corresponding picture on their fruit sheet. If they don't answer correctly, the next player/players take their turn. If a play/players have already colored in a picture that corresponds to a picture on the board, they just try to answer the question. They do not get to color in another picture. The team or player that colors in all their fruit pictures first wins.

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Songs

"Great Gobs of Goodness"
Written by Carolyn Warvel
(Sing to the tune of "The Old Grey Mare")

Goodness gracious, great gobs of goodness,
growing inside of me,
gradually gaining ground,
Goodness gracious, great gobs of goodness
and I will share with you.
©2004 Carolyn Warvel

 

I just wanted to thank you for your web site. We are a small church and I am in charge of all of the childrens classes, including Sunday School, Children's Church,and Wednesday night. That is a lot of lessons to get together. With everything your web site gives me I am able to print out the lessons, crafts, coloring pictures, and games, and then give them to my teachers. It is easy for them to understand and they love teaching. The kids love the lessons also. I did the Lost Sheep Sunday and the kids loved it. They especially loved the sheep game I made for them to play. Thank you for a web site where church's like mine can come and find great King James Bible lessons. Barbara, from Memorial Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

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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