By Jennifer Landrieu

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives
he will produce this kind of fruit in us:
love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.

– Galatians 5:22-23

fruit-of-the-spiritThe North Branch Reformed Church Preschool uses the Fruits of the Spirit Christian Curriculum for our 2 ½ to 5 year old students. Each month we discuss one fruit, beginning with “Kindness” in September when children are reminded how to use kind hands and kind words with each other.

Pastor Mark and Pastor Todd visit each classroom at the beginning of the month to read a Bible story with the children and pray.

Children will learn the following stories this year:

  • The Good Samaritan
  • Jesus Calms the Storm
  • Jesus Feeds the 5000
  • The Christmas Story
  • Zaccheus
  • Jesus and the Children
  • The Easter Story
  • The Creation Story
  • Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors

During Circle Time, a weather report is given and the children will sing a weather song.
It’s a sunny day,
It’s a sunny day.
God’s sun is shining.
It’s a sunny day.
(substitute cloudy, rainy, or windy)

Before our snacks and meals, the children say grace, thanking God for their food.

Many of our classes use this grace:
God is great.
God is good.
And we thank Him
For our food.
In Jesus name,

Our Music teacher, Mrs. Sheeley introduces the children to many Christian songs, like Jesus Loves Me, Mary Had a Baby, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. She also prepares the children for our Christmas Pageant and other programs.

We are blessed to be teaching the children about God’s love for them.

Here’s a link to a fun Fruit of the Spirit song.