Thinking of teaching the Fruit of the Spirit in your Sunday School, VBS, or children’s ministry? Where do you start? What do you need? These quick tips will get you on the right track as you prepare lesson plans… Here’s how to teach kids the Fruit of the Spirit! Scroll down for details.
So you want to teach the Fruit of the Spirit…
You might be asking yourself:
- What are the 9 fruits of the Spirit and their meanings, anyway?
- How do I teach kids about the Fruit of the Spirit?
- Where do I find Fruit of the Spirit lessons?
And that’s not even considering whether you should do Fruit of the Spirit games and crafts or not!
How to teach kids the Fruit of the Spirit
Teaching kids about the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians can actually be easy and fun, especially if you use high-quality materials like these free printable Fruit of the Spirit lessons!
Below, I’ve listed a few elements you should include in each Fruit of the Spirit lesson plan. If you cover all of these, you’ll have a lesson that’s easy for you to teach and fun for your kids to learn!
1) Fruit of the Spirit Bible verses
Show your kids where the Bible talks about love, joy, peace, patience, and so on.
If you fail to teach your kids what the Bible actually says about the Fruit of the Spirit, you could end up just presenting nice morals–instead of life-changing, Spirit-created character traits.
2) Simple lesson outlines
If you aren’t clear on what you’re teaching, your kids will certainly struggle to follow your presentation.
Instead, make sure you have a very simple outline of the points you want to cover in each Fruit of the Spirit lesson (like the outlines included here!).
3) Questions and illustrations
Kids learn best when they’re involved in the process. Instead of only talking at your kids, ask thought-provoking questions to keep them on their toes. Or ask them to repeat main points out loud with you.
Also be sure to include pictures, illustrations, and objects in your Fruit of the Spirit lessons. Visual aids catch kids’ interest and prevent them from “drifting off” in the middle of your lesson. Used correctly, they can be especially powerful teaching tools!
Get free Fruit of the Spirit lesson plans
Wish you could find convenient, printable Fruit of the Spirit lesson plans that already include all of the elements listed above?
- Bible-based Fruit of the Spirit lessons
- Simple, easy-to-follow lesson outlines
- Engaging illustration and visual aid ideas
This set of Fruit of the Spirit lesson plans for kids includes all of the above. Plus, it’s FREE!
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