They say a child’s character is developed by the time they are 5 years old. FIVE!! Schools are doing a good job at focusing on character qualities–you’ve probably seen them tout their Character Quality of the Week on the sign out front. But the qualities I want my kids to have? More spiritual than teamwork and punctual: I want them to grow the Fruit of the Spirit in their lives.
When my daughter was 3 1/2 years old, we started this series because she needed help with self-control. I wanted to show her what God said about growing that virtue in her life!
In this series, you’ll see an introduction post relating a real fruit to the Fruit of the Spirit. Usually there is an activity or craft within those introduction posts. Many times, I’d also do additional activity posts and sometimes a “round-up” of links for some other fun fruit-themed or fruit-of-the-spirit themed activities. Some have only one post, some have several. Enjoy!
Also, follow my Fruit of the Spirit Pinterest board where I’ve been collecting lots of fun Fruit of the Spirit (or just cute fruit-themed) activities!