Embrace the Fruits of the Spirit is a children’s curriculum designed to help children discover the fruits of the spirit and how to apply them in their daily lives while exploring the Caribbean. In this material you will meet the children of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. See how the children of these countries live out their values in their daily lives.
Each lesson contains a letter from a child in that country, a story from the Bible that demonstrates a fruit of the spirit, a craft, a game, and a song. Connect your children to Global Ministries’ Caribbean Initiative and help them see how their faith is connected to real children and real places in the world today. The Bible stories are paired with children today, encouraging children to consider how these lessons apply to their own lives.
In creating this resource, we have been mindful of the concerns of congregations. Craft activities can be completed with recycled materials and the recipes are nourishing and healthy (with the exception of some delicious desserts!). You will find a wide variety of activities that emphasize team building, communication, and fun in addition to providing opportunities for children to get moving. We have also made every effort to make cultural connections throughout the curriculum to enhance children’s understanding of the region.