Free VBS Material: The Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit VBSLast year we posted a free VBS curriculum written by Tara Tegard called “Bible Boot Camp VBS.” It is still available for download and hundreds of churches have used it in their ministry.

Tara has written a second Vacation Bible School curriculum and wants to share it with readers on our website. It is titled “BigHeart Farms” and covers Galatians 5:16-26, the Fruit of the Spirit.

Download Links

There are two files to download, for each you can choose a PDF or DOC format that can be edited with Microsoft Word.

She writes, “I give it freely for anyone to use in any ministry setting, be it through a church, missions trip, or home use. However this can be used to share the Gospel, I give permission for it to be done.”

Music Suggestions: Here are some music resources that we’ve hear people using with these lessons.

More Resources

Our website has many free resources to help you plan Vacation Bible School. Here are a few that would be most relevant to this free VBS.

We would love to hear how you use this material in your ministry. Please leave a comment to share your stories or make suggestions for further improvement.


  1. Shanda says

    My VBS budget was completely cut this year. I have cried and prayed and thankful that God told me to not give up and led me to your site.I am very thankful to have found this site and able to use this curriculum. Thank you so much for your time, dedication, and kindness.

  2. Eileen says

    Last year my church used the Bible Boot Camp theme, and web loved it! What an inspiring work of creation. This year we will use the Bigheart Farm theme as it seems like the kids and instructors alike will learn while having fun. God Bless you Tara for sharing your God given gift with us freely.

    Eileen, COGS PA

  3. Darnell Davis says

    We are planning a Nursing Home VBS and I plan on adapting this program for the nursing home residents. We plan our VBS for September and I will let you know how it goes. Nursing home residents love Bingo. I used to be an Activity Director in a nursing facility. Thanks!

  4. Sandy Scott says

    Thank you so much for this. We are using this theme for our VBS this year and we were having problems putting it together.

  5. Cherie says

    This is a beautiful program, thank you so much for taking the time and putting it together, I will be adapting it and using it for a childrens program during campmeeting this year. God bless.

  6. mary blackwell says

    Thanks for all the hard work put in Bible Boot Camp the best VBS in our church in years, can’t thank u enough. Every thing was so detailed and teachers just love it. Next year we plan to us Fruits of the Spirit it has so much teaching material. Can’t wait to see what the next Theme will be. Thanks

  7. Tiffany Martin says

    We are using the BigHeart Farms Fruits of the Spirit VBS. Thank you for the free information. I was wondering if it was acceptable to use the logo to promote our VBS? Thank you

  8. Fedemar de Guzman says

    We used Armor of God last year.. it was really a blessing..
    Now we are considering the fruits of the spirit.
    Thank you very much!
    God bless you more!
    Bro. Fed

  9. Rev. Joyce Butler says

    We are using Fruit of the Spirit this year for our Vacation Bible School. Thank you for this resource.
    May God continue to bless you in this ministry.

  10. Leslie says

    I’m planing to use Fruit of the Spirit this year, hopefully will be a success and thanks for your free resources.

  11. glenda says

    We used the armor of god theme last year and it blessed us tremendously. thank and we will be using fruit of the spirit this year and again thank you.

  12. Jonalyn N. Fulguerinas says

    I use armor of God VBS last year. It was great. This time I will be using the big hearts farm. It was a great blessing . I know the children will love it as they are going to learn the fruits of the spirit. God Bless your ministry.

  13. Herman Cabantac says

    We are a small home-based fellowship in Germany, and we just ended our VBS using your Fruit of the Spirit curriculum. It was such a blessing! Thank you very much. “Vielen, vielen Dank!

  14. Criss Engels says

    I used your Armor of God VBS last summer (2012) for a new community outreach/ministry in my front yard for family, friends and neighbors. It was awesome! I just want to thank you, and Ministry to Children, again! I used the BigHeart Farms this year and it was a huge hit as well! We had an average of about 20 children each night of the week, with Friday night being the largest at 23. That night when i gave the invitation to ask Jesus into their hearts, 9 of those precious treasures raised their hands and came forward for prayer!!!!!!!! 2 were baptized that weekend on Father’s Day and 3 others were baptized in our family pool in the backyard!! THANK YOU….over and over again!!!!!! I am anxiously awaiting the next one you write!!!! BIG blessings to you!

  15. Darcy says

    We are using Fruit of the Spirit VBS this year too. We made a fruit stand (like an old-fashioned lemonade stand with huge fruits painted on the sides and front) to provide fresh fruit for the kids throughout the week. We also have lots of fruits around and made a huge fruit basket poster filled with fruits labeled as Fruit of the Spirit and the bible verse. It’s a pretty easy theme to decorate, just think fruit stands, fruits and more fruits! Have fun!

  16. Carolyn says

    I am using the fruit of the spirit vbs this year and I need decoration ideas any suggestions. HELP!!!!!!!

  17. Jackie Hill says

    We used the Put on the Armor of God Boot Camp with was a blessed success. Thank you so much for sharing your gift.

  18. Kim Warman says

    I really love your fruits of the spirit theme. We are a small church and have limited funds. So this was a Godsend. I had been wanting to do this theme. I am going to look at your Armor of God for next. Great job.

  19. Valerie Copeland says

    Evangelist Valerie Copeland;
    I am so thankful for your site it has help me in more ways then one. For the pass three years I have been giving the opportunity to teach Vacation Bible School ages from 1 to 9 years of age. I use the lesson plan that you have for various lesson plans and it has been a great help. The children love to color and they love learning about the Psalms 23 and the Lords Prayer. I think that all children should know the 23 Psalms and the Lords Prayer, we where taught it coming up as a little child and it will stay with them.

  20. Sabrina Kyle says

    Could you please let me know about how long each session was? We are trying to plan our VBS and would like to make them all evening sessions so all of our kids may participate….we would like to incorporate dinner instead of snack…so any info on time would be greatly appreciated!!

  21. Ronda Morhaime says

    Thank God for all your hard work in the ministry to and for children. I have 12 of the most wonderful children that I minister to and we are a poor but loving church. I used your “Armor of God” Bible Boot Camp last summer with great success and I have been praying to find that you would share another idea this year and by God’s Grace you have…God is Good…I have a small digital scrapbook from last years class on my FB page and would love to share it with you…Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this idea I simply love it…God Bless you and all your good works…Your Sister in Christ, Ronda

  22. La Vera Sombito says

    God bless you for sharing this curriculum freely to all. This is an answered prayer. We hope that our VBS kids will have a meaningful week with God through the materials you shared.

  23. Rebekah says

    My VBS budget was completely dissolved this year. I am very thankful to have found this site and have the ability to use this curriculum. Thank you so much for your time and kindness.

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