Image result for fruit of the spiritTeaching the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) as a theme for 9 weeks can be a very powerful time for you and your child.

Some fun ideas:

  • Learn the sign language for each word and teach your child at the beginning of each week.
  • Attach an actual fruit to each “fruit” to help your child remember the fruit of the Spirit (i.e. Love = lemon; when you are squeezed or in tight spots, it just comes out your pores!)
  • There are so many resources on Pinterest for teaching kids the Fruit of the Spirit.
  • Define each word at the beginning of each week.
  • Act out scenarios to help your child remember how to actively bear each fruit in practical ways.
  • Make crafts with pictures of fruit or with fruit itself.
  • Play a water squirting game with lemon juice lemon containers.
  • Talk about seeds, planting, fruit bearing trees, etc.
  • Plant a garden.
  • Go to an orchard or pumpkin patch and harvest the fruit/vegetables.
  • Try different kinds of fruit.
  • Explain each “fruit” in light of a good example of it from Scripture (Elizabeth – patience).
  • Show movies and read books that can help explain each concept.
  • Talk about accountability in the Christian life like “fruit inspection.”

Enjoy the time together learning what kind of fruit you really want to bear as a family!