Fruit of the Spirit
In a 9-part series on stories of Jesus, kids will see that he is the best example of what the fruit of the Spirit produces in us; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, and he helps us “grow” that fruit. This is a great series to do over the summer months with fresh fruit as a (yummy) prop. Kids will watch a short video each week of a life-size fruit doing something goofy, then hear a Bible story of Jesus showing evidence of that fruit. These goofy fruits in the video are called Fruits with Spirit, but kids will learn that the fruit of the Spirit isn’t actual fruit, but good things in our lives.
Describing fruit of the Spirit looks a little bit different for lower and upper elementary. Lower elementary focuses on how we have Jesus’ spirit in us so he helps us produce the fruit, while upper elementary focuses on how if we can stay connected to God like a branch to a tree, fruit will grow in our lives. To complement the goofy Fruits with Spirit videos, we encourage showing another fun, upbeat video you can find on YouTube. It’s called “Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Song.” It was great to do with worship as kids are already in the singing and dancing mood!
Week 1: LOVE – Lower Elementary: Jesus is God in a Bod, Upper Elementary: Jesus’ Sacrifice
Week 2: JOY – Lower Elementary: The Lost Coin, Upper Elementary: Finding Joy in Jesus First
Week 3: PEACE – Lower Elementary: Calming the Storm, Upper Elementary: Peter in the Garden
Week 4: PATIENCE – Lower and Upper Elementary: Lazarus Dies
Week 5: KINDNESS – Lower Elementary: Washing Feet, Upper Elementary: Bleeding Woman
Week 6: GOODNESS – Lower Elementary: Feeding 5,000, Upper Elementary: Healing on Sabbath
Week 7: FAITHFULNESS – Lower and Upper Elementary: Jesus is Arrested and Sentenced
Week 8: GENTLENESS – Lower and Upper Elementary: The Woman Caught Sinning
Week 9: SELF-CONTROL – Lower and Upper Elementary: Jesus is Tempted
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control,”
Week 1: Jesus shows me love and helps me be loving.
Week 2: Jesus shows me joy and helps me be joyful.
Week 3: Jesus shows me peace and helps me be peaceful.
Week 4: Jesus shows me patience and helps me be patient.
Week 5: Jesus shows me kindness and helps me be kind.
Week 6: Jesus shows me goodness and helps me do good.
Week 7: Jesus shows me faithfulness and helps me be faithful.
Week 8: Jesus shows me gentleness and helps me be gentle.
Week 9: Jesus shows me self-control and helps me have self-control.
What you get in your digital download:
10 HD Videos (720p HD resolution .MP4) *full previews shown in low-res*
9 Teaching Scripts (.PDF) for Lower Elementary (K–2nd Grade)
9 Teaching Scripts (.PDF) for Upper Elementary (3rd-5th Grade)
Weekly Small Group Options (.PDF)
Series Graphic, Bottom Line & Bible Verse (.JPG)
Video Preview Fruit of the Spirit
Series Graphics Fruit of the Spirit
Finally–Motions, music & lyrics together.
Baptism, leader training & more.
Building a strong foundation.
Small lessons, BIG impact!
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