And we also know that the local church has a role to play in equipping families in that effort. The Fruit of the Spirit is a wonderful focus for even our little kids as these are the heart attitudes that Jesus calls us to embody in all of life.
Our recommendation is to walk through one "fruit" each week as a part of your regular Family Worship time. If you have toddler-aged children, you may slow it down and take 2 or more weeks per "fruit".
Each "week" listed below includes: a focus "fruit", memory verse, and corresponding Bible story from the Jesus Storybook Bible. If you have older kids who are reading, you may want to opt for reading the Bible story out of an actual Bible instead of the Jesus Storybook Bible.
Note: We are re-working this resource a bit and will soon have weekly booklets available for download for each Fruit of the Spirit with even MORE activities!
Weeks 1-4 are available below and weeks 5-8 are soon to come!
Download the Book 1 activity booklet here (weeks 1-4 only)
Download the Fruit of the Spirit 4x6 cards here (weeks 1-4 only)
Love | I can love God and love others
"We love because he first loved us." | 1 John 4:19
The Beginning: A Perfect Home | page 18
Self-Control | I can choose to control my actions, words, and responses.
"For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control." | 2 Timothy 1:7
The Terrible Lie | page 28
Faithfulness | I can be faithful toGod and other people, because He perfectly shows me how to be faithful.
"For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness." | Psalm 33:4
A New Beginning | page 38
Joy | I can show that I am filled with joy when I spend time with God.
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice." | Philippians 4:4
God Makes a Way | page 92