Faithfulness

love.
joy.
peace.
patience.
kindness.
goodness.
faithfulness.
gentleness.
self-control.
For the past seven weeks, we’ve been working to teach Little Crafter about the fruit of the Spirit.  {We still have 2 weeks to go!}  We explained that there are certain qualities that other people should see in our lives because we love and follow Jesus.  Each week, we define the quality in simple terms {ie: Patience = waiting nicely}.  Then, we sing songs about it if there are any, read a Bible story where someone displayed the quality, and make a craft related to our “fruit of the week.”  We also add a fruit to this bowl that’s displayed on his bedroom door.
This week, our “fruit” in focus was Faithfulness.
We defined it as doing the right thing even when it’s hard and being a person others can depend on.
Our Bible story was Daniel in the lions’ den…talk about someone who was faithful!
Captured and forced to live in a foreign land, serving a foreign king, Daniel stayed true to his faith.  He refused to eat meat because he didn’t know if it had been sacrificed to idols.  He did everything that was asked of him to the best of his ability.  And even when he knew it could cost him his life, he continued to pray to God three times a day, just as he had done before.  We explained to Noah that Daniel did what he knew was right even when it was hard; even when it could cost him everything. 
Then, to go along with the story, we made this craft.
 PAPER PLATE LION

 Materials: paper plate, colored constrution paper, scissors, glue, crayons

Procedure: Turn plate upside down and color the center.  Draw a lion face.  Cut construction paper into strips and glue around edges of plate in two rows {or more!}.  Then, ROAR!
We’ve been having a lot of fun, and it blesses my heart to hear him list off the fruit of the Spirit from memory.  Makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, we’re doing something right.

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8 comments on Faithfulness

  1. andie jaye
    August 31, 2011 at 7:24 AM (3 years ago)

    this looks so fun! this is the 2nd fruit of the spirit project i’ve seen this week. thinking we may have to do something….

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  2. Terry
    August 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM (3 years ago)

    What a fabulous idea. I think young and old could benefit from the Fruit of the Spirit.

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  3. Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    August 31, 2011 at 3:21 PM (3 years ago)

    I like your definition of Faithfulness! Great lessons and great job! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  4. EvA. . .
    December 8, 2011 at 7:23 AM (3 years ago)

    so so adorable! I love this verse and i love how they made the little boat with the fruit of the spirit!

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  5. Anonymous
    July 29, 2012 at 3:29 AM (2 years ago)

    Great idea- I am definately going to use it for my class!

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  6. thatxonexgirl
    September 3, 2012 at 11:11 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the lion craft. I’ll be using this for my next class for sure. Thanks for the ideas. :) God bless

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  7. shanda
    March 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM (6 months ago)

    What lessons did you use for the Fruit of the Spirit. I teach toddlers and would like to do this over a month or two. If you have any lessons i would love to have them. Thanks

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    • dancers4life
      March 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM (6 months ago)

      I don’t…we were just kind of winging it using his kiddo Bible.

      Reply

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