“Fruit of the Spirit” Bingo Review Game

Download this printable BINGO style game to help children review and talk about the Fruit of the Spirit. We would love to hear your feedback and creative ideas, simply leave a comment below.

God wants to produce the Fruit of the Spirit in children’s lives. This game helps them become familiar with the qualities that are listed in Galatians 5:22-23. It would be suitable for any lesson about the Fruit of the Spirit.

  1. Print the bingo cards and the bingo calling cards on card stock or heavy paper, and cut apart the calling cards (20 bingo cards and 9 calling cards are attached).
  2. Cut colored paper or cardboard into 1-inch squares to make markers (or choose to use other markers).
  3. Give each player a bingo card and a handful of markers. (Picture 1)
  4. The leader draws a calling card, reads the title, and holds the card up for everyone to see. (Picture 2)
  5. Each player with a square matching the calling card places a marker on that square.
  6. The first person to get three markers in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins the game. (Picture 3)
  7. Dump the markers and start over. Players can trade cards if they wish.
  8. Prizes are not necessary; kids love learning and playing games just for the fun of it.

Give each player a bingo card and a handful of markers.

The leader draws a calling card, reads the title, and holds the card up for everyone to see.

The first person to get three markers in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins the game.


Comments

  1. Leann Johnson says

    instead of giving them the name of the fruits give them a situation that deals with a certain fruit so they can guess which fruit it is talking about.

  2. Velma Blizzard says

    I teach Children’s Church once a month and have been really searching for some interesting “hands-on” things for them to do. With all the “visuals” they have all around them, it is boring for them to come in and sit while a lesson is being told. This is just what I have been looking for. Thanks.

  3. Lashunda says

    Thanks for the game idea! I am preparing to use this Sunday, as we will study the Fruit of the Spirit during the month of October.
    Thanks for sharing, fun activities always keep the students engaged in the lesson.

  4. morgan says

    Great idea. I am going to turn it into a Trivia/bingo game by telling stories about each fruit and having the children guess the fruit instead of just calling out fruits.

  5. Marti Chabot says

    Using it tomorrow. The children’s church kids are learning a song about the Fruit of the Spirit, so this game will reinforce it for my pre-K to 1st grade kids. Thanks so much.

  6. Cléa Rathbun says

    Very nice! I have been helped many times with the ideas and Bible lessons I’ve found in this website. God bless!

  7. Yohana says

    I love this game but don’t really understand the rule. Maybe because English is not my mother tongue. I don’t understand no 5 and 6 instructions. Since the children all get the a bingo card and a handful of markers. (as instruction no 3 said), then how can there be the first person who “get three markers in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally “? No 5 instruction say: “Each player with a square matching the calling card places a marker on that square”, do you mean that beside a bingo card and a handful of markers, every player also get some “calling cards”? Please help me to understand the rules better, that I could use this game with the kids soon! Thanks a lot!

    • Shirley says

      The teacher has a pile of calling cards. If I am the teacher and I hold up a dog, representing faithfulness, every child puts a marker on the dog picture on his/her card. Then I hold up a lamb, representing gentleness, and every child puts a marker on the lamb picture on his/her card. The teacher keeps calling out new items, and the children put more makers on their cards until at least one child has three markers across, up and down, or diagonally.

    • Ashley says

      Hi yohana,

      The squares in each bingo card are ordered differently so that only one person wins per round. I hope you get to play it. I am excited to use it with my class soon.

  8. Nellie Walker says

    This really sounds exciting for the kids to do. I am certainly going to try it. Thank you for all your ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jane sager says

    this is a great game for kids; it will surely help them memorize the different fruits of the spirit w/o difficulty!!!!

    many thanks… this is a great help!!!

    God bless you abundantly, exceedingly!!!

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