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Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lesson for Sunday School

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.

 

 

Make a Faithful Dog

Dogs teach us faithfulness. We have to be faithful in feeding them everyday because they can't take care of themselves.

Faithful Dog Fruit of the Spirit Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

This craft can be used in several different ways:

1. You can write words on the bones which describe ways in which we can be faithful such as: pray, read the Bible, obey, don't lie, etc. Instruct your children that when they are faithful and do one of the things written on the bones, they can feed their faithful pup the bone.

2. You can also use the dog as a Bible verse review game.

Print one word of the verse on each bone. Instruct your children to try and find the first word of the verse. If they find the correct word, they can feed the dog. Keep playing until all the bones are gone.

A Pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.

 

 

Bible Verse Review Game

Print one word of the verse on each bone. Instruct your children to try and find the first word of the verse. If they find the correct word, they can feed the dog. Keep playing until all the bones are gone. This craft is made using small Pringle's Potato chip cans with lids, white card stock, glue or tape, and crayons or colored pencils. (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 Fruit of the Spirit Bingo

Before class write question pertaining the the Fruit of the Spirit lessons you have taught so far on pieces of paper. Fold them up and put them in a lunch bag. In class pass out out a Fruit-O card and some crayons to each child. Tell your children that you will be asking them questions about the Fruits of the Spirit that they have studied so far. When they answer a question, they should color in one of the fruits on their card that matches the answer to the question. Let your children take turns selecting pieces of paper from the paper bag. There are more than one of each fruit on the cards so they can pick which fruit they would like to color in. They can only color one fruit for each question though. The child who colors in four fruits in a row first wins. (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 "Catch the Spirit"

Fruit of the Spirit Toss Game www.daniellesplace.com

You will need a large, solid-color rubber ball, large balloon, or beach ball, at least a foot wide, for this game. I bought a big ball at Wal-Mart for $3.00. (Beach balls would work better because they are easier to store when you are finished.

Draw pictures of the fruits studied so far in the lessons (apples, cherries, lemons, pineapples, tomatoes, oranges, and pears) on the ball with a permanent marker.

Draw lines around the fruit pictures to enclose them in different shapes and connect them to the other fruit pictures.

In class have your children stand in a circle. Start by rolling the ball to someone. When a child catches the ball tell him to look under his right thumb to see in which space his thumb is resting. He should then say what the fruit is and what fruit of the Spirit it represents. If you have older children you can just write the name of the fruit instead of drawing pictures. Or you can write Bible verse references to the Bible verses from this series of lessons and see if the children can remember the verses.

You can also have the children throw the ball to each other, bounce the ball once on the floor before catching it, etc. You can also play like musical chairs and have the children pass the ball until the music stops. The child holding the ball should check where his thumb is setting and give the fruit of the Spirit represent by that fruit.

 

 

Make Some Soul Food Salad

What you will need:
Fruit such as peaches, apples, pears, and bananas
Raisins
Nuts
Miniature marshmallows
Cool whip

In class have your children help you cut of the fruit into small chunks with plastic knives and place in a bowl. Add raisins, nuts, and miniature marshmallows to taste. Stir everything together with cool whip.

 

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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