The session was for a range of primary ages and supported by teenagers, the notes on here are the notes discussed prior to the session to support in ways to support the children exploring, and leading to further exploration of the verse.
The examples I used to explain the characteristics/ memorise the fruits of the spirit
Play Fruit and Vegetables
Play with modelling the fruits of the spirit, saying things like “It would be kind to give some fruit to … that was a good thing to do.”
“Oh be gentle with the peaches!”
Fruit (fruit and nut and knickerbocker Glory) and Gentleness Games (jenga)
Play games modelling:
Notice andPraise when children do too e.g.
What is being grown? Playalongside
Handa's Surprise Story
Simple storyabout a girls kindness to her friend…
Tell storyusing fruit and cards, be dramatic ohhh what willhappen next?
Doesn’t look so good
Lets make itbeautiful!
Who makestrees beautiful in the garden?
Do you thinkours will look as good?
What could grow on our tree?
Didn't get a fantastic picture but here it is painted!! Children LOVED this activity!
Compost - Messy Play
I wonder what we could grow in here?
I wonder how things would grow?
Have you ever grown any fruit or vegetables?
Making fruit stress balls (Out of Balloons filled with flour)
Sometimesit’s difficult to control being mad!!!
(You defiantly need a funnel/ drink bottle end and a pencil to push the flour down and plenty of patience)
Bananas are good for you!!
What other fruits do you know?
Praise and notice kindness, patience, etc.
What is your favourite fruit?
Why do you like that fruit?
Praise examples of the fruits of the spirit e.g. patience, gentleness.
Encourage making the fruit for someone else, kindness!!
All fruits mentioned to memorise and explain the verse available to make fruit of the spirit kebabs.
Support children to remember what each fruit corresponds to in the verse.
Children can either make the kebabs in order of the verse, or choose any fruits to go onto the kebabs. The one below is a "Love Peace Kebab"