A fun and active way to teach your children's ministry kids
about the Fruit of the Spirit.
Best For: Grades K-3
Activity Level: High
Write the nine fruits of the spirit on separate 3X5 cards. Make
sure there are enough cards for each child to have one card. If you
have less than nine children, some children may have more than one
card. Add a symbol to each card to help non-readers, such as a
heart for love or a balloon for joy.
Have kids sit in a circle of chairs that has one less chair than
the number of participants. Give each child a card, quietly
whispering the words to those who can't read.
The child without a chair stands in the middle and calls out one
of the fruits of the spirit. Each child holding that fruit must
vacate his or her chair and find another chair. The child in the
middle must also find a chair. The child left without a chair
stands in the middle and calls out the next fruit.
Every now and then, the caller may call out "Walk in the
spirit!" When this is called out, all the children quickly find new
chairs. The child left standing calls out the next fruit.
When the game is over, collect the cards to be used again. Then
read aloud Galatians 5:22-26 and discuss the fruits of
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