Then that child did the same until every
child has rolled the watermelon to the finish line. Have teams
start on opposite ends so that they aren't running into each other
the entire time. After silly competitions, we had a short
Bible study about a Bible character that exemplified the particular
Fruit of the Spirit we were discussing that night.
For example, for peace we talked about the story of Jesus calming
the storm. Then we talked about times in their own lives when
the kids can receive God's peace.
There are also some great Fruit of The Spirit
curriculums if you don't want to make up your own. We
concluded with the Fruit of the Spirit song and a prize drawing.
Each night, we had a drawing. If you arrived on time, your
name went into the drawing pot. We made sure that a new person
won each time. We didn't allow repeat winners. I found
some cute little fruit characters that we gave away as prizes.
We even gave away the watermelons we used one night. It was a
lot of fun!
For more resources
on teaching the Fruit of the Spirit, check out Lisa Strauch's 6
Puppet Skits on the Fruit of the Spirit featured in the Children's
Ministry Inspiration Vault. After signing into The
Vault, search Island Adventure.