Fruits of the Spirit


Scripture Reference:  Galatians 5:22-23

Illustrating the Story

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Colouring Pages/Activity Sheets

Some ideas for using fruit colouring pages:

  1. If you are dealing with each of the fruits of the spirit separately, associate each with a piece of fruit (see below for suggestions).  Label the colouring page with the individual fruit of the spirit, print off to be coloured in.

  2. Save each picture to your hard drive and insert into a program such as MS Publisher.  Reduce the size of each piece of fruit and label each with one of the fruits of the spirit.  Print on stiff card.  Have children colour and cut out each one and make into a mobile.

Some sites have user policies which restrict use of these colouring pages to personal or educational use.  Please check the sites' policies if you wish to be using these pages outside of these purposes.

Crafts

  • Child Fun Fruit Arts and Crafts
  • Childrensministry.com 
  • Danielle's Place
  • DLTK-Kids - these have been created for alphabet practice but with a little imagination can be adapted as a craft for this lesson.  Omit the letter and give each fruit a label of one of the fruits of the spirit or have each one holding a sign with the list of fruits.
  • DLTK-Kids - Printable Crafts has a craft for a tree which could also be used as a basis for a craft.  Print off tree and small pieces of fruit labelled with the fruits of the spirit (see above for fruit colouring pages) to put on tree.  Alternatively, put symbols of each fruit of the spirit on the tree (see below). 
  • KinderArt Fruit Kabob Kreations - adapt by making each piece of fruit represent one of the fruits of the spirit (see below) and give each child a list to follow and create.
  • Making Friends Fruit Faces - this paper craft could be used in a similar manner to the DLTK-Kids fruit crafts.
  • Sunday School Crafts has two ideas

Songs

  • I've Got Peace Like A River

Other ideas

Here are some ideas, crafts and stories that I had for illustrating each of the fruits.  If you can think of anything better than I have come up with I'll be most glad to hear about it!

  • Fruits for Fruits of the Spirit - I've tried to think of fruits to go with each of these - some are really obvious but others are there at my own discretion and taste!  Remember these are quite arbitrary - you may think of better reasons to choose a particular fruit!
  • Symbols - some of these are recognisable, some have been taken from symbols in heraldry.

Fruit of the Spirit

Symbol Fruit Symbol Suggested Crafts

Bible Stories

love

heart

strawberry

(a fruit of love!)

Jesus Loves the Children

Mary Shows Her Love for Jesus

joy

angel

orange

(juicy - joy)

Angel Crafts

An Angel Comes to Mary

Angels Visit Shepherds

peace

dove

watermelon

(piece of!)

Bird Crafts

Jesus Calms the Storm

patience

camel/donkey

pear 

(simple alliteration)

Animal Crafts

Abraham Waits for a Son

kindness

gift

grapes

(a fruit to be shared)

Dorcas

The Shunamite Women

goodness

star

banana

(not much can beat a banana!)

Heaven and Earth Crafts

Esther

Daniel and His Three Friends

faithfulness

rainbow

cherry

A Rainbow Promise

A Rainbow Promise

Ruth

gentleness

lamb

peach

(softness)

Sheep/Lamb Crafts

Jesus the Good Shepherd

self-control

stop sign

apple

(Eve in the Garden)

The First Sin

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