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Fruit of the Spirit Bible Lesson for Childrens Ministry

Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 8 - Meekness

 

Children learn what it means to be meek from the Pharisee and the Publican.

Complete lessons are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Work on a Grape Activity Sheet

sunday school grape activity bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Children paint a grape Bible verse sheet with paint made from grape Kool-Aid.

(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 Edible Squirmy Worms

sunday school edible squirmy worms bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Green grapes for body, Carrot for antennas, and large toothpicks, cream cheese and marshmallow cream, and plates.

How to make:

1. Before class wash and dry the grapes and cut carrots into tiny slivers for the antennas. Mix the cream cheese with some marshmallow cream to taste.
2. In class give each child a plate and for or five grapes and a glob of the cream cheese mixture. Show your children how dip a grape in the cream cheese and stick it together with another grape. Tell them to stick all the grapes together to from Squirmy worm.
3. Poke two holes in the first grape where the antennas should go. Place to slivers of carrot in the holes to form antennas.
5. Place the larger grape head in front of the row of grapes.

(The directions for the other insects are on the Cooking Crafts section on Danielle's Place.)

 

 

Bubble Wrap Grape Cluster with Bible Verse Activity Sheet

Bubble Wrap Grape Cluster www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Printer paper, purple paint, one-inch paint brush, small-bubbble bubble wrap, scissors, and colored pencils

What to do:

1. In class have your children draw a grape vine and leaf picture. (A Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Then have them cut bubble wrap into grape cluster shapes. If you have small children cut the bubble wrap before class.

3. Place some paint in a cup and show your children how to paint on the bubble side of the bubble wrap and then turn the bubble wrap over and press it on their paper.

4. When the paint is dry they can outline the grape cluster with a marker if they would like.

 

 

Balloon Bible Verse Review Game

Before class blow up some purple or green balloons and write one word of the Bible verse on each balloon. (Use only the last part of the verse for younger children.) Cut a green leaf shape from felt or construction paper. Twist a long piece of brown bulletin board paper to make it look like a vine and hang it up in the corner of your room.

A couple of days before class cut off a branch from a tomato plant or other plant. One with a tiny tomato would work great. Bring in the tomato plant and the branch that was cut off. Show the children the branch that has been cut off. Point out that the branch that is cut off is wilted and the fruit is drying up. Open your Bible to John 15:5 and read the verse and explain that we are a lot like this branch. If we are not attached to the main stem (Jesus) we can't do anything. We need Jesus to help us.

Go over the verse several times. Take out the balloons with the Bible verse written on them to the children. Play some music and have the children hit them up into the air. When the music stops tell the children to hold onto a balloon. Write the first word of the verse on the board and ask the child to check their balloons to see if they have the balloon with that word. The child who has the balloon should give it to you. Tie a string on the balloon and keep playing until you have all the balloons. Tie all the balloons together so that they look like a grape vine cluster. Tie the leaf on top and tie the whole thing to the vine on the wall.

 

 

Play "Pin the Grape to the Branch"

Cut out the leaves, game pieces and cluster. Also cut a strip of paper from brown construction paper for the vine. Glue the leaves, vine, and grape cluster together and display in front of your room at your children's level. Give each child a grape and a piece of tape. Blind fold them and see if they can stick their grape to the cluster of grapes on the wall. Remind them that without Jesus we can do nothing. (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.)

 

 

"Being Meek is not being Weak" - Activity Sheets

The following two activity sheets are available on The Resource Room.

On the first sheet older children write words on the grapes that describe things they are good at - things that God gave them the ability to do. Younger children make a grape cluster using their finger prints and purple paint.

The sheets say, "Being meek is not being weak. It is knowing that everything you can do God gave to you."

 

 

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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