As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thoroughly Thoughtful Thursday: Fruits of the Spirit Cornucopia

* To learn what the Fruits of the Spirit are and what they mean
* To create a visual representation of the Fruits of the Spirit
* To memorize Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control."

* Bible - Galatians 5:22
* Brown Construction Paper
* Tissue Paper (Fall Color)
* 9 Popsicle Sticks
* Glue or Tape
* Scissors
* Fruits of the Spirit Song and Video
* Fruits of the Spirit Printable from me :)

* Read Galatians 5:22 from your Bible and explain what "fruit" means.  Talk about how God wants our hearts to be filled with these characteristics.  Pray together and ask the Father to help you have all of these fruits in your life!  You can also watch the video from the link above.  It is a great song that your kids can sing along to in order to help them memorize this verse.

* Explain to your child that you are going to make a cornucopia with all of the "fruits" of the Spirit.  Talk about how a cornucopia is commonly used around Thanksgiving, and it's "filled" with lots of foods to celebrate and give thanks to God.  Discuss how God wants us to be filled with the fruits of the Spirit just like a cornucopia is filled.

* Roll a piece of brown construction paper into a cone shape and tape or glue it to hold.

* Cut out each fruit and say the name of each one.  The alliteration of the fruit name and the fruit of the Spirit name will help them remember each one.

* Stuff a piece of tissue paper into the cone to make it more full and to hold the fruit.

* Glue each fruit to the top of a popsicle stick, and have your child place each one inside the tissue paper.

* A cute cornucopia of the Fruits of the Spirit!

1 comment:

  1. How would I obtain a copy of the video "Fruits of the Spirit" song and video. I need it to play on a screen for our Vacation Bible School.