Fruit of the Spirit – Week Three: Peace
Main memory verse:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
– Galatians 5:22
Week three memory verse:
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9
Discussion: Do you know what peace is? What is it like when you fight with a friend? Is it better to fight or to be friends?
Activity: Trace the word ‘peace’ in your workbook. Sing I’ve got peace like a river.
Discussion: What do you think a peacemaker is? What are some of the ways you can be a peacemaker?
Activity: Decorate a picture of a dove (the symbol of peace).
Activity: Put salt and sugar in two bowls. Allow your child to taste each.
Discussion: Which tasted better: the salt or the sugar? Talk about how words can also be hurtful and how we must speak kindly and season our words with love.
Discussion: Explain that when we sin, we can’t be at peace with God. (Ask for examples of sin relevant to the age of
your child.) This makes God sad. But He made a way for us to have his peace in our hearts.
Activity: Ask your child to tear a cut-out heart in half. Then paste the heart together in the workbook and use a cut-out cross as the band-aid that fixes the heart.
Discussion: Talk about the Prince of Peace who came to earth so that we could be at peace with God.
Activity: Read the story of Jesus’ birth. Read Isaiah 6:9.
For the weekend:
Re-enact a battle with toy swords. Then act out making peace with your enemy.