When we teach children about the fruit of the Spirit, we latch onto the idea of fruit--apples, oranges, grapes--as a way to simplify and illustrate the idea. The activities in this book will help children understand the fruit of the Spirit--where it comes from, how they can demonstrate it in their everyday lives, and how Jesus set an example for demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit in His relationships with His Father and with other people. Activities include puzzles, coded messages, mini-books, rhymes, songs, acrostics, crafts, object lessons, and various othe creative teaching ideas. Each lesson begins with a Bible story of a person who demonstrated the fruit of the Spirit in his or her life. The stories are presented in a variety of creative ways to capture children's attention and hold it. The story is followed by a memory verse and a bulletin board idea. Each lesson includes 6-7 pages of Bible activities to involve children in discovering for themselves the importance of each fruit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. The lessons are based on the New International Version Bible. An answer key is provided at the back of the book.