Learning about the Fruit of the Spirit is an integral part of any Christian child’s life. These free Fruit of the Spirit Printables for Kids are packed to the brim with fun, colorful, and intentional activities for you to do with your child as you explore the meaning of Galatians 5:22-23!
As we look at Fruit of the Spirit lessons there is so much packed in there about God’s word and how we should be reacting with our emotions and words. As I continue to teach my kids about spiritual fruit, I find that the Holy Spirit is working in me as much – if not more – as my children!
As we teach creative ways to practice self control and the other Fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives, we will find that those good choices become easier as we each model them more and more. What kind of fruit are you practicing with your children right now?
Fruit of the Spirit Printables for Kids
In a world that often demands instant results and quick fixes, we often overlook the importance of cultivating qualities that go beyond mere accomplishments and material success. As believers, the fruit of the Spirit serves as a beautiful metaphor for the qualities that should permeate our lives, guiding our thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.
The Fruits of the Spirit include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Each of these virtues is essential for personal growth and building strong character. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of these characteristics! You can find the Bible verse about the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
The best way to teach the Fruit of the Spirit to kids is to consistently read and quote the Fruits of the Spirit to your family. I admit that even as I was typing that I snarled at my kid while he slammed the cupboard shut at 5 am in the morning. I looked back at my computer and sighed. Oh, it’s sometimes so hard to live out what I want to teach my kids! One thing that has recently been a blessing to me is re-reading this book by David Tripp. No matter how many times I read it, I am convicted and
Teaching these values to kids can help them develop into kind, considerate, and compassionate individuals. By using printables specifically designed for teaching the Fruits of the Spirit, kids can engage in enjoyable activities that reinforce these virtues. These printables can include coloring pages, worksheets, interactive activities, and more. By utilizing these resources, parents and educators can effectively teach the Fruits of the Spirit to kids in a fun and engaging way.
This activity bundle is completely free and packed jam-full of helpful printables for teaching your little ones the importance of the Fruit of the Spirit. The verses were taken from the ESV version of the Bible.
If you have ever gone looking for Free Bible printables and came up short, you are not alone, my hand is raised on this one too! I find printables in the wrong translation, poorly done, or just not quite what I was looking for. That is why I came up with this awesome bundle that is backed with different types of printables for kids. My hope and prayer are that you find something here that meets your needs!
How do we download these Fruit of the Spirit Printables for Kids?
Easy! You just click on the download button at the bottom of the easy and presto! It will take you to a Dropbox file where you can download the printable!
Whenever we are doing Bible crafts and activities we like to grab a storybook bible and read the story in ‘child form’ but also directly from scripture (we use NIV, NLT, and ESV). These are great for a Fruit of the Spirit lesson, Bible study, or Sunday School class!
Benefits of Using Printables
Printables offer a range of benefits for teaching the Fruits of the Spirit to kids. As you continue to teach the Fruits of the Spirit to your kids they will start to understand God’s love by simply experiencing the Fruits of the Spirit! There are so many good things to be gained by being a healing home saturated by the Fruits of the Spirit.
Firstly, they provide a visually engaging and interactive way for children to learn and retain information. With printables, kids can actively participate in activities such as coloring sheets, matching games, and word searches, making the learning experience more enjoyable and memorable.
Additionally, printables allow for customization and adaptability, enabling teachers and parents to cater to the specific needs and learning styles of individual children. I really try to have my children eventually be able to say all the Fruits of the Spirit, but there are certain ones that they tend to forget at times. With printables, you can customize a lesson to fit the needs of your objective!
can also be easily reproduced and distributed for additional lesson plans!
Furthermore, printables promote independent learning, as children can work on them at their own pace and refer back to them as a resource. Overall, using printables is an effective and convenient method for teaching the Fruits of the Spirit to kids, fostering their understanding and application of these important values.
If you enjoy these printables, make sure you head over to our Kids’ Bible area to find more printables from Bible stories!
Fruits of the Spirit Summary
Let’s quickly go over a brief summary of each Fruit of the Spirit and what they mean. These are character traits that our heavenly father wants us to exhibit in our daily lives.
At the core of the fruit of the Spirit lies love, an all-encompassing and selfless affection that surpasses human understanding. Love cultivates kindness, compassion, and empathy, enabling us to build genuine, meaningful relationships with others. Through love, we reflect the very nature of God, who is love Himself.
Joy is not mere happiness dependent on external circumstances but rather an internal state of contentment and peace. It is a source of strength, enabling us to find silver linings even in the toughest of times. Joy reminds us to be grateful for the blessings and graces bestowed upon us, fostering a sense of fulfillment that radiates from within.
The fruit of the Spirit invites us to embrace peace – peace with ourselves, with others, and ultimately with God. In the midst of chaos and turmoil, peace grounds us, allowing us to remain calm and composed. It opens up space for reconciliation, forgiveness, and the resolution of conflicts, fostering harmony in our relationships.
In a culture of instant gratification, patience is often seen as a virtue in short supply. However, it is through patience that we learn endurance, humility, and trust in God’s timing. By developing patience, we navigate challenges with grace, waiting on the Lord’s guidance rather than rushing ahead, and cultivating a spirit of resilience.
Kindness is the expression of love through generous actions and gentle words. It is an active pursuit of uplifting and encouraging others, regardless of their circumstances. Kindness sows seeds of positivity, creating a ripple effect that spreads throughout our communities, promoting unity and a sense of belonging.
Goodness embodies moral excellence and integrity, shaping our character and guiding our choices. It compels us to do what is right, even when it may be difficult or unpopular. Goodness inspires us to extend help to the oppressed, display honesty in our dealings, and seek justice for all.
Faithfulness is the reliability, loyalty, and commitment we exemplify towards God and others. It calls us to remain steadfast in our relationship with the Divine, walking in obedience, and honoring our commitments. Through faithfulness, we build trust and reliability, becoming individuals others can rely on in times of need.
In a world often marked by aggression and hostility, gentleness stands in stark contrast. It reflects humility, understanding, and the ability to treat others with tenderness and respect. Gentleness fosters open communication, diffusing conflicts, and building bridges between diverse individuals, promoting unity in the body of Christ.
Self-control is the ability to discipline our thoughts, emotions, and actions in alignment with godly principles. It urges us to overcome temptation, resist impulsive reactions, and develop habits of moderation. Through self-control, we honor our bodies as temples and pursue lives marked by wisdom and maturity. Choosing self-control can be a hard thing, but it is the right choice and right thing.
These basic coloring pages were designed for ages 2-5 in mind. They have large print and each Fruit of the Spirit is written out under the fruit representing the characteristic. There is a different fruit on each coloring page. Kids of all ages will love these Fruit of the Spirit coloring pages.
One way that we like to use coloring pages is by laminating the pages and then coloring them again and again with dry-erase markers.
We have a basic Amazon laminator and it has held up for years!
Fruit of the Spirit Pie
This Fruit of the Spirit Pie might just be my favorite part of this bundle! Isn’t is cute! This craft idea has two options for using it. You can allow children to cut apart the colored version or use the uncolored version and color themselves.
First color, cut out, and add a fastener.
Other supplies you may need:
- Spinner Printable
- White cardstock paper
- Hole punch
- Paper fastener
- colored pencils or crayons
You could even use paper plates to make this a bit more durable!
If you like these coloring pages, you will also like our David and Goliath coloring pages!
Fruit of the Spirit Tracing Activity
This activity is a simple tracing activity where children are invited to become more acquainted with the verbatim verse from the Bible. Some children will be too advanced for this activity and others will need your help to navigate the activity.
The verse is from the ESV translation.
Fruit of the Spirit Word Search
Another simple activity, but this one is for the older kids. Ideal for ages 6-9 this word find includes all nine Fruits of the Spirit. They will find all the Fruits of the Spirit in the word find.
Tracing the Verse Activity Sheet
If your child is starting to learn to write, this activity sheet will be perfect! Your little one can practice their writing while learning a very important verse of the Bible!
Play-Doh Mat or Placemat
The last Fruit of the Spirit activity is a placemat or a Play-Doh activity mat. You will need to laminate it. Once it is laminated it can be used time and time again during sensory times or mealtimes! One fun way to use this would be to make a batch of homemade Play-Doh and then attempt to color it the colors of the fruit! You could even go the extra mile and try to make the yellow Play-Doh smell like a lemon! Your little ones would love it!
My friend Mindy Jones also has a great idea for a Fruit of the Spirit sensory bin!
Need more Bible printables? My vault is filled with different Bible printables for kids. I would love for you to stop by.
If you would like to download the entire pack, you can find all the activities through the button below. You will get over 15 pages of activity sheets, including:
- Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Pages
- Fruit of the Spirit Pie activity
- Fruit of the Spirit Word Find
- The Fruits of the Spirit Placemat or Play-doh mat
- Trace the Fruit of the Spirit Verse
- Connect the fruits activity sheet
Fun Ways to Use the Activity Sheets
Although I have already touched on different ways to use the activity sheets, we haven’t really talked about when to use these activity sheets. Here are a few ways to incorporate them into your schedule.
Family Devotional Time – There are many different studies and books on the Fruits of the Spirit (not to mention the Bible itself). These could accompany your family Bible time. I love this bundle from the Daily Grace Co. or this kids’ book that is available on Amazon.
Homeschool – You don’t have to be homeschooled to use these, but I personally used these and we focused on the Fruits of the Spirit for an entire week! A Fruit of the Spirit lesson has great benefits! We read books, did activities, and attempted to memorize Galatians 4:22-23 as a family.
Sunday School – If you are a Sunday School teacher, these would be great as a fill-in when there is extra time or to use when you are studying the Fruits of the Spirit.
Additional Fruit of the Spirit Resources
I have blogging friends with so many more resources and even Fruit of the Spirit lessons! These are great for such things as Sunday School lessons, homeschooling, or even just to do as a fun family lesson!
One thing that I have recently incorporated into our Fruit of the Spirit reminders and lessons is a Fruit of the Spirit song! Here are two that I have found particularly useful and good!
Fruit of the Spirit by KidSpring Children’s Ministry – I love that this one has the sign language included!
Fruit of the Spirit by Slugs & Bugs – I love that at the beginning he says “the Fruit of the Spirit is not a banana!”
If you are looking for a good Fruit of the Spirit board book or similar, here are a few that I have enjoyed!
Here are a few other resources from bloggers that I know and trust.
How to teach your kids the Fruits of the Spirit from Mindy Jones Blog
Fruit of the Spirit Play-Doh Mat from Mindy Jones Blog
Fruit of the Spirit Printables by Mindy Jones Blog
Fruit of the Spirit Printables by Bible Study Printables
Fruit of the Spirit Printables + Bingo from Lessons from Home – you could also get a Fruit of the Spirit game here.
Adult Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Pages from the Creators Classroom
Fruit of the Spirit Coloring from Gentle Christian Parenting
The fruit of the Spirit serves as a constant reminder of the qualities that God desires to develop within us. As we seek to cultivate these virtues in our lives, we not only draw closer to God but also become beacons of light in a world that desperately needs genuine love, compassion, and goodness. May we continually strive to nurture the fruit of the Spirit within us, allowing it to transform us into vessels of God’s grace and ambassadors of His Kingdom on earth.
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