Bible Game Idea about the Fruit of the Spirit

Here is a simple way to review the Fruit of the Spirit and the Works of the Flesh with kids in your ministry. All you need is some sidewalk chalk and an open area to play. This learning activity would work well with any lesson plans based on Galatians 5:22-23. Be sure to browse all our Fruit of the Spirit lessons and resources.

Directions: Draw two different areas with sidewalk chalk. One to represent Fruit of the Spirit and the other to represent Works of the Flesh. Ask the kids to move to the side according to the behaviors or attitudes you call out.

It’s important that kids not think these are simply a list of good and bad behaviors. The Fruit described in the Bible are character traits created in our hearts by the work of God’s Spirit. Recognizing the outcomes in our lives is a test to help use stay close to Jesus. Don’t let kids assume being good is all that Christianity is about. Their job is to seek a deeper relationship with Christ so his personality will come through in the way they live.


Comments

  1. Julie says

    Absolutely LOVE this game idea! Perfect for all ages, but especially for wiggly younger ones. I will definitely be using it. It ties in so beautifully to the Fruit of the Spirit lessons, but you could also adapt the basic game play to other concepts.

  2. says

    I teach a rowdy bunch, and they normally are up about always talking and playing around, it was troubling to me that they did not take the Lord and his church seriously. So I decided id try this. There was a bingo game, an outside game and a song included, I’ve never seen them so well behaved, it was refreshing!!

  3. Martha says

    I used this game today along with my lesson on Fruit of the Spirit.
    It really was a hit. I always look forward to your ideas. Thank you and God bless.

  4. says

    I wasn’t really scripted on that one and donuts always tend toward trouble in a house full of kids. Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Joann Reynolds says

    Thanks for the fruit of the spirit game idea. It was just what I needed. I love this website.

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