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Fruits of the Spirit
Helping Hand


Choose a “Fruit of the Spirit” from Galatians 5:22-23[edit]

The fruits are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. N.I.V.

You might use this Objective Lesson to show the difference between a good fruit and a bad fruit Known By Our Fruits

KNOWN BY OUR FRUITS[edit]

What would you rather eat a rotten banana or one that is nice and ripe?

Materials:

  • One rotten banana
  • One good banana

What you will do during class:

You will show the children the bad banana first and get their reaction. Then you will display the good banana and get a different reaction. This Object Talk will help the children know the difference between producing good fruit and bad fruit in their daily walk with Christ.

What you will say:

As you show everyone the bad rotten banana ask, "Who would like to eat this banana? Why would you choose not to eat it? How can you tell this banana will not taste very good?" Then show everyone the good banana and ask, "Now who would like to eat this banana? Why would you choose to eat it? How can you tell this banana will taste good? Our lives are like one of these two pieces of fruit. People will know who we are by the type of fruit we produce. Matthew 7:20 say 'Thus by their fruit you will recognize them'. What kind of fruit do you want to produce? Will the fruit of your life be good, like this good banana, or not so good, like this rotten banana?"

Find a Bible verse that goes with your “Fruit of the Spirit”.[edit]

Matthew 7:20 (NIV)
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.


Find in the bible a story depicting your chosen “Fruit of the Spirit”. Role-play the story.[edit]

Draw a picture depicting your chosen “Fruit of the Spirit” in action.[edit]

Learn a song or make-up a song depicting your chosen “Fruit of the Spirit.”.[edit]


FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Brentwood Kids


The Fruit of the Spirit's not a coconut,

The Fruit of the Spirit's not an coconut.

If you want to be a coconut, you might as well hear it,

You can't be a Fruit of the Spirit.

Cause the fruit is:

The Fruit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.


* Sing additional verses with these fruits:

Banana

Watermelon

Cherry

Strawberry

Grape

Tell a story about when you displayed or acted out your chosen “Fruit of the Spirit” without being told to do it..[edit]

Make a craft that represents or helps you to understand the meaning of your chosen “Fruit of the Spirit.”[edit]

Children can make their own basket of fruit complete with labeled fruits of the spirit. This is printable from ChristianPreschoolPrintables


Fruit of the Spirit Basket

Have children color and cut out the different fruits and help them to glue them to the basket. You can use brown construction paper to make baskets instead if you like.

External Resources[edit]

New International Version Bible Gateway

Fruit of the Spirit Danielle's Place

Fruit of the Spirit Lapbook Lapbook Lessons