Arrange slices of fruit to create a face and review the fruit of the Spirit.
Discussion point: The Holy Spirit helps us be kind to each other.
At snack time, cut up fruit in various shapes that will lend themselves to making a smiley face on a plate. For example, a cantaloupe slice can make a smile, apple wedges arch like eyebrows, grapes cut in two are ideal for eyes, and halved strawberries look like funny noses.
Supply the fruit slices and allow your children to be creative in making their fruit face. As you give out the fruit, explain that when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, we are kind and loving to others.
Read Galatians 5:22-23 and ask your children which fruit they think represents certain character qualities. Help them by reviewing choices for them, including love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. As they place fruit on their plate, ask them which fruit of the Spirit it represents, and discuss how the various fruits of the Spirit can help family members be kind to each other. Later, when you can see your children in a situation where they are tempted to be unkind, ask them as a gentle reminder, “Are you growing kindness fruit today?”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”