My Fruit of the Spirit song is one of the very first Bible verse songs I ever wrote and it is still one of my favorites. The kids love when I sing this song along with my fun Fruit of the Spirit boards and my bopper. Add these creative props to your own worship or teaching time in your classrooms or homes.
The Fruit of the Spirit song comes from Galatians 5:22-23, which says this:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Learning the Fruit of the Spirit should be a goal for every one of us, especially for our children. Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can have lots of fun teaching these great Bible verses to your kids. And whatever version of a Fruit of the Spirit song you use, with a little help with some creative props, your children will have all 9 “fruits” memorized.
Prop #1: Fruit of the Spirit Boards
When I sing my Fruit of the Spirit song, I use some boards that have all 9 of the fruits listed on 3 separate signs that look like this:
I made my boards nice and strong so that they would last a long time. You can make your own boards by following my design above.
Prop #2: The Bopper
When performing my Fruit of the Spirit song, I use one of my favorite props that I call a “Bopper.” A bopper is simply a dowel rod with a sponge ball attached to the end of it. Here is a picture:
Prop #3: A Big Bible
Of course, you can use a regular size Bible, but if you have one of those big “family” Bibles, it will be more engaging for the kids. One of my mottos in children’s ministry is: The bigger the better.
Here is a picture of a big “family” Bible:
How to share the Fruit of the Spirit Song
For this song, you will need to pick 4 kids to “be on stage” with you. You will give the first 3 kids one of the boards to hold. The fourth child will hold the Bible in their hands. You, the teacher, are in charge of the bopper.
As you sing the song, you will lightly bop each of the sign holders on their heads, while standing behind them, indicating that they are to turn one full turn around as fast as they can. I created the boards so that each “fruit” in the song gets its own “bop.” When you sing the reference to the song, Galatians 5:22, you will then bop the child holding the Bible. This is the cue for all the class to get out of their seats and turn around along with the child holding the Bible.
That’s it! It’s simple and very fun. Props can make a BIG difference in your children’s ministry!